Roots

Nirmala Rahashekar

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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Live music, new releases, ticket giveaways, and guest host Angie Pykonen from KFAI’s In Your Ear What a great way to spend my Wednesday afternoon.

Fuck Knights were our guests in the studio. We chatted and laughed; they played and rocked the joint.

New music included a couple of tracks from the new tribute “Rave On Buddy Holly”. We heard a Justin Townes Earle covering “Maybe Baby” and Paul McCartney’s take on “It’s So Easy”.

Other new music: The Sweetback Sisters, George Thorogood & The Delaware Destroyers, David Bromberg with Levon Helm, Grayson Capps, plus something from the new tribute to The Doors by James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt entitled “all wood and doors”, (all lower case thank you). Paul Barrere (of Little Feat fame), Timothy B. Schmidt and many other talented musicians helped out, including both John Densmore and Robby Krieger of the Doors.

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Tonight we debuted the excellent new Durban Chamber album from Dubsalon; some heavy Alpha Steppa dubplates; and a very cool new EP from Andreia Dacal (on Fresh Poulp). On top of this we featured The Dub Zone Mix #102 “4 Corners of Dub”, and highlighted some of the artists at the 2011 Bayfront Reggae and World Music Fest – including Nkulee Dube, Taj Weekes & Adowa, and Steel Pulse. Finally, in the final hour DJ Baby Swiss put together a fun all-Japan mix featuring: Tsuyoshi Kawakami & his Moodmakers, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Sugar Plant, Perfume, Mantis, Haruomi Hosono, Capsule, and Flare (a.k.a. Ken Ishii).

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California band Raining Jane stopped by to play live and share a song from their brand new album—a worldwide radio debut!

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Cosmic Dancer DJ Ryan Bouchey guest-DJ’ed on Spin w/ Cyn spinning favorite punk, garage rock and glam such as he plays on his Cosmic Dancer dance nights every Weds. at Nick and Eddie.

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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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Today we listened to Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, recorded live at the Cedar Cultural Center. Recording engineer was Chris Dronen.

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