Arts & Culture

Blue Soul Caravan

Alex Goldfarb and Leela Bergerud create soulful music that simultaneously inspires and calms. Their original compositions weave together bluegrass, Americana and mantras to elevate one's heart and spirit. On this show they were joined by his daughter Cayla on the ukelele. (The "baby" guitar.)

Rhiana Yazzie & Vaughn Lodge from New Native Theatre speaks about their upcoming production, “Raven Stole The Sun”.

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Minnesota’s Bluegrass Revival
Produced by Sarah Lageson

For the last several years, a bluegrass revival has been taking place in and around the Twin Cities. KFAI producer Sarah Lageson talks to musicians Quillan Roe of the Roe Family Singers, Kevin Kniebel of Pert Near Sandstone, radio host Phil Nusbaum, and banjo player Liz Olds. This documentary examines the local bluegrass resurgence, what it means for musicians and fans, and the divide between purists and progressives. Thanks to Phil Nusbaum, Quillan Roe, Liz Olds, Kevin Kniebel, Lindsay Nygaard, and Nancy Sartor. Featured music (in order of appearance): Roe Family Singers “Elspeth’s Farewell,” Dorothy Rorick “The House Carpenter,” Bill Monroe “Uncle Penn,” Roe Family Singers “The Crawdad Song,” Koerner, Ray and Glover “John Hardy,” Pert Near Sandstone “A Lazy Man’s Load is a Heavy One,” Dwight Diller and John Morris “Always Lift Him Up and Never Knock Him Down’” Trampled by Turtles “Ceiling Side,” Pert Near Sandstone “Wild Bill Jones,” Trampled by Turtles “The Outskirts,” Pert Near Sandstone “Liza Jane,” Trampled by Turtles “Pipe Knot,” and Pert Near Sandstone “Happy Hollow.”

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Welcome to the Star Party by Ashley Cleek, Stellar Guidance by Tom Niemisto, Captain Galactic from Josie Hotlzman, & Besides Life Here by Molly Graham

Dubbing and clubbing around the world again in the Echo Chamber…with new releases from: Original Bass Foundation, DJ Cris Macumbadub, Trevor “The Technician” McKenzie, Midnite, Stand High Patrol, Dubsalon, Anthony B & Subatomic Sound, Erykah Badu/Adi Dick, and more. Also new tonight was the “Listen to the Music” Caltone Records archive compilation on Pressure Sounds.

Gregory Crouch calls in to talk about his new book, China’s Wings: War Intrigue, Romance, and Adventure in the Middle Kingdom During the Golden Age of Flight. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, National Geographic (“Stone Cold Ascent,” 3/00, and “Caves of Oman,” 4/03), Outside, National Geographic Adventure, American History, and many others. His book, Enduring Patagonia (Random House, 2001), was chosen for the Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” program.

We also speak with acclaimed author Heid Erdrich about her new collection of poetry, Cell Traffic. A recipient of Minnesota State Arts Board fellowships, awards from The Loft Literary Center, the Archibald Bush Foundation and elsewhere, she has published three previous collections, including National Monuments and The Mother’s Tongue. She is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibway.

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Live from Minnesota presents…

The Brass Messengers with the Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus
Produced by Daniel Zamzow

This “Live from Minnesota” segment features the Brass Messengers—a Twin Cities’ band that formed from the Heart of the Beast May Day parade. With Caribbean and Balkan influences, the Brass Messengers describe themselves as, “a sprawling fun factory of musicians.” This show was recorded at the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis on March 12, 2012, and features contributions from the Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus. For more information on the Brass Messengers, visit

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