Last Sunday night, the Okee Dokee Brothers won a Grammy for Best Children’s Album for their 2012 release, “Can You Canoe?” Inspired by nature, the local duo entertains children and adults with messages about environmental stewardship. In tonight’s encore presentation, MinneCulture presents ““Rediscovering the Mississippi River”“:http://www.ampers.org/pieces/rediscovering-mississippi-river—an audio documentary by Flor and Peter Frey that features music by the Okee Dokee Brothers. Learn about the Mighty Miss—dubbed “messippi” by the Ojibwe Indians—which begins at Itasca State Park in Northern Minnesota and flows into the Gulf of Mexico from Louisiana. Covering more than 2,000 miles in 31 states, the Mississippi River has been the creative inspiration for American legends, folklore, and literature, including the Okee Dokee Brothers. For more information, go to okeedokee.org.
The old adage is true: misery loves company, and one of the best ways we can love misery together is each year on Pam Without Boundaries right around Valentine’s Day. Join Pam and special guest Jeff as they throw on one song about rejection after another during Pam’s annual Rejection Day Counter-Valentine’s Day special.
This week's TRUEBRIT! will welcome English rock musician, singer, guitarist, songwriter, poet and author, Mr. Martin Newell. Sometimes called "the Wild Man of Wivenhoe" and also "the Greatest Living Englishman", Martin has been creating music and stories since the early 70's. His bands include The Cleaners From Venus, The Stray Trolleys, and The Brotherhood Of Lizards – as well as numerous album released under his own name.