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  • Good 'N Country will pay tribute to the late steel guitar maestro and Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame member Buddy Emmons.  On Saturday September 12th, listen for some amazing pedal steel guitar artistry from 3-5PM central time on KFAI.

    Buddy passed away July 29th at age 78. He was known, respected and revered around the world as perhaps the greatest of the pedal steel guitar players.

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  • He's been on Saturday Night Live with Ben Affleck, played for years with Grammy winner Pharell Williams, played in some of Minneapolis's finest bands and owns his own music production company – and now, he's on True Brit! with Simon Husbands. He's Eric Fawcett! It doesn't get any better. Join us Friday night at midnight on True Brit!

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  • This week's True Brit! hosted by Simon Husbands will be the 5 year anniversary of the show! Join Simon and the crew as they celebrate with all the regular stuff – news, views, interviews and nonsense. Special guest interviewee – KRISTEEN YOUNG who has worked with Bowie, Morrissey, Dave Grohl and more……….check it all out, Friday at midnight!

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  • More than 50 volunteer singers comprise the Minneapolis-based Prairie Fire Lady Choir.  They sing everything from Metallica to Prince and perform at record stores, zombie pub crawls, and protests.  Rather than employing an artistic director, the choir uses consensus decision-making to guide their collective musical vision.  KFAI’s Ryan Dawes spoke with members of the choir at a recent rehearsal.

    Photo courtesy of Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival

     

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  • You are invited to tune in Good 'N Country this Saturday, June 27 at 3 pm as host Ken Hippler’s special guest will be honky-tonkin' icon Dale Watson. He will be performing at Lee's Liquor Lounge that night for the first time in two years. Dale will stop by the station to talk to Ken about his 20 years in the country music business, his songwriting and his latest album Call Me Insane.

    Good'n'Country airs Saturdays from 3-5 pm, only on KFAI Fresh Air Radio.

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  • He's toured with the Smiths and Status Quo, written with Alison Moyet, was a favourite of John Peel, and he's written TV themes, musicals, film scores and wrote and presented for BBC Radio 2. And to top his career, he's going to be on True Brit! with Simon Husbands, this Friday night at midnight. An evening not to be missed! Join Simon and Gerry Colvin won't you?

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  • On this week's True Brit! host Simon Husbands will be celebrating all things DRUMS – drummers, songs with drummers, drummers with songs – you get the idea! To help, Simon has enlisted two of the finest drummers to join in. Chris McAtee and Sean Sauder from the Katy Vernon Band and the Flamin' Ohs will be in the studio discussing drumming and drummers, and trying to drum up support for their favorites! Join Simon, Sean and Chris on Friday night at midnight!

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  • On this week's True Brit!, our genial host Simon Husbands welcomes Kevin Bowe – singer, songwriter, producer, teacher, all round great guy. Kevin has worked with some legendary names including The Replacements and and his songs have been included on Grammy nominated records – so join Kevin as he opens up about music, love and life. Friday night at midnight!

  • This weeks True Brit! show marks the end of Pledge Drive and what better way to mark this than with live music from the Paper Days!

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