Music News

  • On the next Rockin' in Rhythm, program host, David Cummings will be welcoming in studio Sherwin and Pam Linton for a two hour tribute to the late George Jones.

    Sherwin and Pam had been friends with Mr. Jones for many years. There will be lots of music and certainly some very interesting stories about one of Country Musics biggest stars.

    That's Monday June 3rd, 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

  • On this Friday night's True Brit!, host Simon Husbands welcomes Amy "Drea" Dorman! Drea is a recording artist/songwriter, dancer/choreographer, TV personality, and creative entrepreneur hailing from Minneapolis, MN. Since returning to the Cities from England in 2011, Drea has delved into the entertainment industry in Minneapolis from all angles! Join Simon and Drea as they talk about music, England and Minneapolis, and Drea's TV show TC Musique! Friday night at midnight…..

  • “Finnish Tango is not well known outside of Finland,” a statement reads on, the web site for fiddler Sara Pajunen’s latest project, Tango Pohjan Tahden. On Pam Without Boundaries Monday, May 20th, at 11am, we’ll explore Finnish Tango through the songs of this new group.

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  • Hi folks. Karl Smelker here. I am hosting the radio show this Friday the 17th. I will have a special guest in studio, Mr. Ben Sandmel. Ben is an author, folklorist, producer, drummer and general renaissance man for all things cool in Louisiana. Louisiana Rhythms listeners may know him from from the book Zydeco! which he wrote in conjunction with photography by Rick Olivier (

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  • KFAI DJs will be on the scene at Art-A-Whirl this weekend, spinning on Friday and Saturday at the Silent Auction Gallery #332 of the Northrup King Building. Explore the amazing art and meet some of your favorite KFAI programmers.

    FRIDAY, MAY 17
    5 – 6:30pm: Jacquie Maddix “Lady J” / Rollin’ and Tumblin’
    6:30 – 8pm: DJ Steely / Kinda Cloudy Radio
    8 – 9pm: Sarah Lageson / House Party
    9 – 10pm: Mick & Tom Novak / Louisiana Rhythms & This Little Girl’s Gone Rockin’


    noon – 1:30pm: Brad Wrolstad / African Rhythms
    1:30 – 3pm: Liberty Finch / The Pop Shop
    3 – 4:30pm: Miguel Vargas / Radio Pocho
    4:30 – 6pm: Old School Bob & Nu Skool Katey / Fused Funk
    6 – 7pm: Glen Leslie / Jet Set Planet
    7 – 8pm: Mason Butler & Ben Heath / Below the Waste

  • On this week's True Brit! host Simon Husbands takes a few minutes to prod and probe Mr. Brian Just of the Brian Just Band – find out more about this great singer / songewriter at or just tune in to True Brit! on Friday night at midnight. Or any time, streaming on KFAI!

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  • Local songwriter Taylor Robert brings his “roll n’ soul” songwriting style to Pam Without Boundaries Monday, May 6th, 11am. The son of a traveling preacher, Taylor honed his incredible, soulful singing chops in church choirs, becoming a stand-out soloist before he reached middle-school. Once his family landed in Minnesota, he had the chance to leave again, touring as a youngster with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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  • On this week's True Brit!, singer songwriter Steve Noonan will be in the studio to talk shop, as well as to play some songs and share his passions! Join him and host Simon Husbands for a 'once around the block' on Friday night at midnight!

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  • In collaboration with the Walker Art Center, KFAI will provide a live remote broadcast of a “Heroic Frenzies: The Music of Craig Taborn” on Friday, April 26, at 8pm (MN Sound & Jet Set Planet will return next week).

    An acclaimed pianist and composer, Craig Taborn will return to his beloved Minneapolis at the Walker Art Center, and present performances in three different settings – as a solo pianist featuring work from his first solo performance on the ECM label, “Avenging Angel” – then eclectic compositions with his current band, Junk Magic (Dave King/drums; Erik Fratzke/bass; Chris Speed/tenor saxophone; Mat Maneri/viola) AND in his trio setting with long-time colleagues Gerald Cleaver/drums and Thomas Morgan/bass -Taborn’s newest release just released two weeks ago – “Chants”.

    To find out where you can hear more Craig Taborn on KFAI

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  • On this week's True Brit!, host Simon Husbands will be welcoming Blake Thomas – acclaimed musician and creator of the new radio themed musical, STAY TUNED – and we'll be giving away tickets for you to enjoy!

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