Roots

Music Host: Mark Koerner
News Host: Flor Frey
Producer: Dale Connelly

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 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.

Newer music by Richard Thompson, Eric Burdon, James Hunter Six, Mary Gauthier, Wayne “The Train” Hancock, The Slide Bros. w/ Rbt. Randolph, White Iron Band; phone interview with Kurt Marschke of the DEADSTRING BROTHERS; plus some old favorites by the likes of Hot Tuna, T.Rex, Anders Osborne, Marcia Ball, Fred Eaglesmith….etc.etc.etc…If you’d like to see the entire list, click “Episode Details” to check it out. You may also link into the archive of the show from that page, too.

Ash Wednesday – mardi gras conclusion featuring la muzique louisiane… then concluding in Brasil for a different sort of carnival music.

Music Host: David Cummings
News Host: Mike Fischbein
Producer: Flor Frey

Got things kicking tonight with the cumbia-dub-electronica-club sounds of Piper Street Sound and their very cool “Cumbia de la Piedmont” release on Boom One, and did a cumbia-based set a bit later in the program. Also new tonight: Addis Pablo (son of Augustus Pablo) and the Suns of Dub productions; the new album “Free Your Soul” by the Banyans; plus new tracks from OnlyJoe, Freddie McGregor, Moshi Kamachi , Ramon Judah & Conscious Sound (with RSD), Ammoye, Wise Rockers, Justin DeHart, Akasha, DU3normal, Blaminack/Manwel T, Yabass Yabba Radics, and ZionNoiz. The modern cumbia set included fresh music from Piper St. Sound, Rafael Aragon, Kuto Selektah Quilla, and Ondatropica. More great dubwise & otherwise tracks on the eve of Valentine’s Day from Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (ft. Megumi Mashiro), SOJA, Bob Marley/Dubmatix, Prince Fatty, The Specials, John Holt, Mutant Frogs, The Dreamlets, Dry and Heavy, and more…

Today’s show featured an interview with Big Bill Morganfield, the son of Muddy Waters…who has a new release on the market. It’s called “Blues With A Mood”.
We talked about this project and about a new addition to his touring show: the guitars of his father….2 guitars belonging to Muddy Waters that Bill is exhibiting as part of his stage show.

Valentine’s Day Special with music for making out, breaking up & dancing your way through Mardi Gras!

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