July 2011 MinneCulture Archives

The Brass Kings
Produced by Dale Connelly

In 2005, three friends formed a band and called it The Brass Kings. Now in its sixth year, the trio is going strong, exploring new sounds, and even talking about regular rehearsals. Hear the players describe how their different paths led them to this unique, acoustic sound.

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The Honeydogs at Aster Cafe
Recorded June 4, 2001, at the Aster Cafe in Minneapolis
Produced by Daniel Zamzow

Visit them at honeydogs.com

Recorded for MinneCultu Honeydogs perform new material before heading into the studio to record its new CD, “What Comes After” (November release on Grain Belt Records).

Written in earnest and recorded in less than six days, “What Comes After” blends roots pop with orchestral and soul arrangements. From the brash title track to the psychedelic “The Devil You Do,” the Honeydogs are an inspired ensemble. With shades of Leonard Cohen, Harry Nilsson, Nick Drake and Tony Joe White, the new CDis a soul folk and country record tracked with minimal overdubs.

Band includes:

Adam Levy – guitars/vocals
Brian Halverson – guitars/vocals
Darren Jackson – guitar/vocals/banjitar
Trent Norton – bass
Peter J. Sands – keyboards/accordion
Peter Anderson – drums
Stephen Kung – trumpet
Matt Darling – trombone

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Cornbread Harris profile and concert
Produced by Michelle Bruch & Daniel Zamzow

Octogenarian Cornbread Harris still gigs around in the Twin Cities. Recognized for his wit, soulful blues and signature style, he’s also renowned for his famous son—music producer Jimmy “Jam” Harris, who has worked with artists including Prince, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson and Gwen Stefani. Cornbread Harris performed on Minnesota’s first rock record 55 years ago, and his most recent album is a compilation of performances with Cadillac Kolstad, a Twin Cities rockabilly artist. He is currently the subject of a documentary in production titled, “Man, Blues and God – The Life of Cornbread Harris” by Thomas Zocher.

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Rogue Valley at the Cedar Cultural Center
Produced by Daniel Zamzow

KFAI captured this live performance of Rogue Valley last November at the Cedar Cultural Center for the band’s CD-release of “Geese in the Flyway”—the third of four music projects by this prolific ensemble. Members include: Chris Koza, Peter Sieve, Luke Anderson, Linnea Mohn, and Joey Kantor.

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Communist Daughter, recorded live at Mears Park in St. Paul. Produced by Daniel Zamzow.

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Eclectic Ensemble
Produced by Daniel Zamzow & Nancy Sartor

Meet members of Eclectic Ensemble: Tim Donahue, Charlie Hendrickson and John Vance. This improvisational group runs on solar power and transports its gear by bicycle. Tonight’s show was recorded at Minnehaha Falls, and includes commentary from the band. To learn more about Eclectic Ensemble and where they will be playing, follow them on facebook or visit their website: the Eclectic Ensemble.

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Koerner & Glover

MinneCulture’s July concert series concludes with two West Bank legends: Spider John Koerner and Tony Glover, recorded live at Mill City Museum.

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