Pam Without Boundaries

Pam Without Boundaries, hosted by Pam, features an eclectic blend of singer-songwriters, rock bands, world music, and electronic beats alongside exclusive features such as:

  • 10:15am highlights of this week's new releases: you'll go to the record store in-the-know for what's coming out Tuesday!
  • 10:30am we're often joined by local, national or international musicians for music and some chat.
  • 11am weekday concert calendar, because, face it, some weeks, you need live music to get you through it. You will also find a concert calendar at this time on Tuesdays and Thursdays on KFAI!
  • 11:30am it's the Roe Family Radio Roundup: a little review of classic traditionals and new originals in a timely way by your friends, the Roe Family Singers, from the comforts of Studio 5.
  • Just before noon it's the Featured Festival: a couple of songs from an upcoming festival or benefit I want to be sure you know about.

We look forward to getting your music week started right on KFAI, Radio Without Boundaries.

Recent Playlists

4/14/2014 Pam Without Boundaries
4/7/2014 Pam Without Boundaries
3/31/2014 Pam Without Boundaries

Still enjoying the St. Paul & The Broken Bones release we’ve been hearing together on Monday mornings. The title track to “Half the City” is great, “Call Me” is great, “It’s Midnight” is what we heard today and it’s great. If you’ve been digging the neo-soul artists of late like Charles Bradley or even Mayer Hawthorne, don’t sleep on this record. We also heard Glen David Andrews new one—full of varying styles not unlike his cousin Trombone Shorty—and new local music from Vernon Dixon and The 99ers. And new Thievery Corporation and Dan Croll. And Benny K stopped in during the second hour to talk about his new music, too!

3/24/2014 Pam Without Boundaries

We were joined by Paul Riedner this morning, a veteran who found a way to connect his war experiences with music as a way of reintegrating to civilian life and who decided other veterans should have access to the arts to also find connections through expression. He wrote a grant—got it—and created an opportunity for veterans to have an expenses-paid, week-long arts retreat just outside of Red Wing. Veterans of all ages and wars are welcome to apply for the retreat. The application is very simple and is due by the end of business April 1st. Learn more here: Check out the playlist to see the music Paul brought us and what I played from new releases by Vernon Dixon, Vance Gilbert and—yes—Johnny Cash.

3/17/2014 Pam Without Boundaries
3/10/2014 Pam Without Boundaries

We heard new music this morning from Sally Seltmann, The Autumn Defense, Angelique Kidjo and new music from The Jack Brass Band in advance of their release show. It was a nice mix of jazz, singer-songwriters, electronic beats and new stuff happening locally. Check out the playlist!

3/3/2014 Pam Without Boundaries

Given that International Women’s Day would be in a few days and KFAI would celebrate it with 24 hours of programming for the 25th time (!!!) we heard from Cibo Matto’s fabulous “Viva La Woman” to kick off the show. The next two hours were a romp in new local music (Bernie King, The Fattenin’ Frogs) really cool singin’ (Sally Seltmann, Manhattan Transfer), and hot swingin’ (Papa John Kolstad & the Hot Club of East Lake). Hope you had fun!

2/24/2014 Pam Without Boundaries

New music today from Neneh Cherry, Steep Canyon Rangers and the Delmark Records 60th anniversary collection. We also heard about the Winter Bluegrass Weekend and “Loud at the Library”—the series where local bands knock the books off the shelves at the James J. Hill Library. (Not quite, but The Sunny Era was scheduled to rock there Thursday, February 26th…)

2/17/2014 Pam Without Boundaries

President’s Day brought on an oldie from They Might Be Giants telling us about one-term president James K. Polk. From there we heard new music by The Autumn Defense, new John Gorka and St. Paul & The Broken Bones (Charles Bradley and Mayer Hawthorne fans—heads up on that one). Check the playlist for Billie Joe + Norah, Gap Dream, more…

2/10/2014 Pam Without Boundaries

It was the 12th annual Rejection Day Counter-Valentine’s Day episode of PWB this morning and our guest in agony was Jeff, who brought fantastic songs fitting the theme. We opened with Stevie Wonder’s powerful critique of politicians who promise to help but haven’t done nothin’. He made a second appearance on the show because…because he’s Stevie Wonder. We also heard The Jam, Todd Rundgren, new Cibo Matto…