The Minneapolis Folk Quake on MinneCulture

Before Prince and his funky Revolution, before indie bands like the Replacements and Hüsker Dü, the “Minneapolis sound” was defined by acoustic folk and blues music.

Tonight, producer Britt Aamodt takes us back to Dinkytown during the 1950s, where smoky coffeehouses provided a stage for the Minneapolis folk quake -- launching the careers of Koerner, Ray & Glover, as well as a young man named Bob Dylan.

Hear Part 1 of this audio documentary tonight at 7:30pm on MinneCulture, and Part II next Wednesday, February 18.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

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