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Good 'N Country salutes singer and prolific songwriter Bill Anderson this Saturday, Jan. 31. You will hear music from Connie Smith, Charlie Louvin, Sara Evans, George Strait, Wanda Jackson, Roger Miller and many others — including of course, Bill himself. This is a project long in the making, and it all happens on KFAI this Saturday, Jan. 31 from 3-5 p.m.

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Grammy Award-winner DAVID MURRAY is considered by many to be among the greatest and most versatile saxophonists, composers and bandleaders this country has produced. Hear all about his new

Described as 'like a less baroque and more cerebral DeVotchKa," gypsy-indie rock fusion group The Sunny Era join Pam in the studio Monday, November 26th, to talk about their original, "cerebral" kindof gypsy chamber rock sound and their new album, "Lost in the Sea of Ghosts." Pam will welcome Eric, Laila and Rob back to Pam Without Boundaries to talk accordions, composing, getting to know other bands in other cities, and the CD release show Thursday, November 29th, at

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Local musicians Mother Banjo and Ben Cook-Feltz will stop by Pam Without Boundaries at 10:30am Monday morning to talk about their 5th annual holiday show at the Aster Cafe later this week. On Friday, December 13th, musicians Ellis, John Hermanson, Vicky Emerson, Pat Dougherty from Fairfax, AK and Dan Gaarder will join Cook-Feltz and Mother Banjo to celebrate this time of year in support of Open Arms of Minnesota.

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You are invited to tune in Good 'N Country this Saturday, June 27 at 3 pm as host Ken Hippler’s special guest will be honky-tonkin' icon Dale Watson. He will be performing at Lee's Liquor Lounge that night for the first time in two years. Dale will stop by the station to talk to Ken about his 20 years in the country music business, his songwriting and his latest album Call Me Insane.

Good'n'Country airs Saturdays from 3-5 pm, only on KFAI Fresh Air Radio.

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On this week's True Brit! host Simon Husbands will be celebrating all things DRUMS – drummers, songs with drummers, drummers with songs – you get the idea! To help, Simon has enlisted two of the finest drummers to join in. Chris McAtee and Sean Sauder from the Katy Vernon Band and the Flamin' Ohs will be in the studio discussing drumming and drummers, and trying to drum up support for their favorites! Join Simon, Sean and Chris on Friday night at midnight!

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Did you know that KFAI has Web Exclusive programming?
Jazzed Up And Bonkers is one of those shows!!
Check out the next episode!

Its the 2014 SUMMERTIME SPECTACULAR SHOW!! Join web exclusive radio/computer show JAZZED UP AND BONKERS as Dan and Travis play all your favorite weird oldies and summertime punk songs.
They also receive a live, on-the-spot report from Rock and Roll Know-It-All SANDY SHOCKS as she covers a live summertime fireworks display!
Grab your swimsuit, beach blanket, suntan oil and computer radio and have a blast as we celebrate the best time of the year!! Good job everybody!!

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KFAI DJs will be on the scene at Art-A-Whirl this weekend, spinning on Friday and Saturday at the Silent Auction Gallery #332 of the Northrup King Building. Explore the amazing art and meet some of your favorite KFAI programmers.

5 – 6:30pm: Jacquie Maddix “Lady J” / Rollin’ and Tumblin’
6:30 – 8pm: DJ Steely / Kinda Cloudy Radio
8 – 9pm: Sarah Lageson / House Party
9 – 10pm: Mick & Tom Novak / Louisiana Rhythms & This Little Girl’s Gone Rockin’


noon – 1:30pm: Brad Wrolstad / African Rhythms
1:30 – 3pm: Liberty Finch / The Pop Shop
3 – 4:30pm: Miguel Vargas / Radio Pocho
4:30 – 6pm: Old School Bob & Nu Skool Katey / Fused Funk
6 – 7pm: Glen Leslie / Jet Set Planet
7 – 8pm: Mason Butler & Ben Heath / Below the Waste

KFAI presents Worldwide Discotheque, a daring all-vinyl adventure into the deep dancefloors of Africa, The Caribbean, Central & South Americas, & beyond!

FRIDAY, SEPT. 13th (and the 2nd Friday of every month)
CLUBHOUSE JAGER (923 Washington Ave, Minneapolis)
$5, 21+