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Friday November 23 at 10 AM, pour an extra cup of coffee, settle in, and join the Fubar Omniverse for a tribute to Twin Cities guitarist and singer Dave “Snaker” Ray. Guest host and longtime Dave Ray pal Molly will recognize the tenth anniversary of Dave’s passing by exploring his storied career, from the Blues, Rags, and Hollers of his early years to his fine string of recordings in the 90s and early aughts to unreleased moments from house parties gone by…

Dennis Spears is a well-known performer on the Minnesota music scene. In the fall, Dennis will be recognized for his achievements when he is inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. Dennis is famous for his smooth and soulful covers of some of Nat King Cole’s biggest hits. On July 26th and 27th, he’ll sing some of those songs and will be accompanied by The Wolverines at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

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Xan Aranda is the director of the award-winning documentary “Fever Year,” a chronicle of a year on tour with Andrew Bird, showing us his love of music and the artistry he brings to his work.

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Beloved and critically-acclaimed Boston songwriter Ellis Paul will join Pam by phone Monday, February 3rd, at 10:30am. Paul kicks off a tour at the end of the week which will bring his hopeful, hero-ful, heartful songs to the Ginkgo Coffeehouse for two shows February 15th. Pam will ask him what audiences can look forward to hearing at the 10am family show and the evening show at 8pm. Paul also has a new album in the works and a children’s book due out…

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“Finnish Tango is not well known outside of Finland,” a statement reads on Finntango.com, 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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WE Jammin LIVE in KFAI IN-STUDIO 5,
Ray Covington & Guests hosted by The Lennie Chism Show

Attend Ray Covington and Guests After Hours – … on air live
in-studio set hosted by The Lennie Chism Show at KFAI Radio
Late Friday Night, Early Saturday Morning 2:30am-3:30am

We’ll be livestreaming “The Lennie Chism Show” friday overnight or saturday morning between
2:00 am – 6:00 am. We invite you to check it out.

Here is the URL to see the livestream feed…

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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It’s no April Fool’s that your Monday morning music on KFAI will be busy and fun! Tune in at 10am for the Subway Music in the Zoo summer concert series line-up announcement—not advertised anywhere yet, KFAI listeners will be among the very first to find out which horn players, incredible guitarists and cheeky songwriters, and ivory-ticklers will be coming to Apple Valley this season. Then listen for your chance to see Carrie Rodriguez as we get ready to welcome Sonny Knight to the studio.

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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.

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