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Chastity Brown – 4/30/18

        Minneapolis songwriter Chastity Brown joins us this week as our in-studio guest. Originally from Tennessee, Chastity moved to the Twin Cities and launched her career in 2006. Although her songs are usually personal rather than political, she notes that “just being a queer woman of color living in America right now is political.” Her

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    Bahamas @ The Leon Loft – 4/23/18

          Bahamas join us for a live session from The Leon Loft this week for songs from the latest album “Earthtones.” A multiple Juno award winner for his last album in 2015, Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas) started the new one in L.A. with D’Angelo’s rhythm section (Pino Palladino and James Gadson) forming the core sound for

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      Kenny White – 4/16/18

            Industry veteran Kenny White joins us this week. After the 80s and 90s in New York’s commercial music world, Kenny debuted in 2002, and started producing albums and touring with Peter Wolf, Judy Collins and many more. He stops by to play some songs from his 6th album “Long List Of Priors.”  

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        Dan Tyminski – 4/9/18

              Dan Tyminski is our guest this week, talking about his new album, done as “Tyminski,” called “Southern Gothic.” The album finds the Union Station singer and guitarist working with producer/DJ Jesse Frasure to create a hybrid of country, folk, EDM, rock, and of course, bluegrass.  

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          SongCraft Presents in Macon, Georgia

                It’s another edition of SongCraft Presents, creating a brand new song in a few hours in historic Macon, GA. In this segment, SongCraft’s Ben Arthur works with singer, songwriter and Grammy winning music historian Dom Flemons on a new song about one of Macon’s lost musical figures. Songwriting and recording took place in the

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            The Decemberists in Portland – 4/2/18

                  This time, in-studio guests The Decemberists share songs from their new album “I’ll Be Your Girl,” recorded 3/16/18 on a quick trip to Portland, Oregon. Colin Meloy discusses a broad range of topics, including the different sounds on the new album, working with a new producer, and the upcoming Traveler’s Rest festival that The

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              Gregory Porter @ St. Cecilia Music Center – 3/26/18

                    Multiple Grammy winning jazz and pop vocalist and songwriter Gregory Porter joins us this week. Last fall, Gregory released a touching tribute called “Nat King Cole & Me,” and on our show he discusses the deep relationship he had with the late icon’s music when he was a small child. Porter also performs some

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                Shawn Lacy – 3/19/18

                      Nashville singer and songwriter Shawn Lacy is our guest in the studio this week. Arriving from Pittsburgh in 2005, Shawn has been making his way with a band, as a solo artist, and now as a writer in Music City. Rolling Stone named Shawn one of Nashville’s new talents you “need to know,” and

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                  Ruth B – 3/12/18

                        Ruth B joins us in the studio this week for a few songs from her 2017 full length debut “Safe Haven,” and something brand new. Ruth is nominated for 3 Juno awards this year (Artist, Single and Album of the year)! Ruth won the Canada’s Emerging Artist award at last year’s Juno Awards.  

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                    Overcoats – 3/5/18

                          The duo Overcoats are our guests this week for songs from their 2017 debut “Young.” JJ Mitchell and Hana Elion met in college, found that their voices sounded great together, and before they graduated they were writing original songs together. Fun stories and excellent harmonies on this week’s show!  

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