15 January 2018

Mason Jennings + The Jayhawks - Airs Jan 17th

The Jayhawks Live from Minnesota 
A very special (and fantastic) small venue show for local heroes the Jayhawks. Recorded live at St. Paul's cherished Turf Club. Featuring Gary Louris on guitar and lead vocals; Marc Perlman on bass; Tim O'Reagan on drums; Kraig Johnson on guitar; Jessy Greene on violin; Karen Grotberg on keyboards; and John Jackson on mandolin. Produced by Tom Garneau.

Mason Jennings Live from Minnesota 
Hard to believe but Mason Jennings has been making music in Minnesota for over 20 years. In this recording, Jennings performs at Sacred Heart Music Center in Duluth. This show features classic favorites and new selections from "Wild Dark Metal," his newest album. The band consists of Jennings on acoustic and electric guitar, Jacob Hanson on bass and Scott McPherson on drums. Recorded, mixed, and produced by Tom Garneau.

08 January 2018

The Pines - Airs Jan 10th

The Pines are Live from Minnesota
The Pines are deeply connected to their American folk music roots. While their songs revolve around fictional stories and an acoustic guitar, this touring trio from Minneapolis includes more modern textures that lend a cinematic quality to their sound. Hear the band in their own words throughout this one-hour presentation of The Pines live at the Cedar Cultural Center. Recorded for Minneculture by Tom Garneau and produced by Daniel Zamzow.

02 January 2018

PaviElle + Ayvah - Airs Jan 3rd

PaviElle Live from Minnesota
PaviElle brings her own special brand of Neo-Soul to the stage in this performance at the historic Sheldon Theatre in Red Wing, Minnesota. The show was part of the Minnesota Music Coalition's Caravan du Nord and highlights songs from her "Fear Not" album. PaviElle French, Ahanti Young, and Tiyo Siyolo are heard on vocals with Ahanti Young also on djembe, Ted Godbout on keyboards, Cody McKinney on bass, and Nick Dodd on drums. Recorded, mixed, and produced by Tom Garneau for KFAI's Minneculture

Ayvah Live from Minnesota
In the second half of our show, the  jazz and funk influenced Twin Cities quintet Ayvah perform live at The Icehouse in Minneapolis. Ayvah is Ava McFarlane on vocals, Samuel Rosenstone on piano, DeCarlo Jackson on bass, Joey C. Hays on drums, and Andy Schupp on guitar. This "Live from Minnesota" concert was recorded by Ryan Mach. It was mixed and produced by KFAI's Tom Garneau. You can hear more from Ayvah by visiting their Soundclound page.

27 December 2017

The 39 Steps - Airs Dec 27th

The 39 Steps from CBS Studio One
We'll hear a gripping romantic thriller by John Buchan and adapted from the famous Hitchcock film. A common man in London tries to help a counter-espionage agent who is attempting to prevent top secret government information from leaving the country. However, when the agent is killed, our innocent hero stands accused of murder. He must now go on the run -- both to clear his name and to stop the villainous spy ring from stealing military secrets. Masterfully suspenseful, humorous, and fast-paced, this vintage radioplay stars Glenn Ford, Kathleen Cordell, and Mercedes McCambridge. Originally broadcast March 23rd, 1948.

19 December 2017

A Cop and Cowboy Christmas - Airs Dec 20th

.22 Rifle for Christmas from Dragnet
Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocentDetective Sergeant Joseph "Joe" Friday and Officer Frank Smith search for a missing boy. The first sign that the case is serious is when blood is found. Further probing reveals the boy's parents had purchased him a .22-caliber rifle for Christmas -- and the weapon is missing, removed from its wrapped package. Starring Jack Webb. Originally broadcast December 22nd, 1949. 

Britt Ponset's Christmas Carol from The Six Shooter

The man in the saddle is angular and long-legged. His skin is sun-dyed brown. The gun in his holster is gray steel and rainbow mother-of-pearl, its handle unmarked. People call them both "the Six Shooter." In this episode, Britt Ponset meets a young boy who has run away from home and who seems to be lacking the holiday spirit. To cheer the lad, Ponset tells him a Wild-Wild-Westernized version of Charles Dicken’s immortal holiday ghost story, A Christmas Carol. Starring James Stewart. Broadcast December 20th, 1953. 

12 December 2017

The Story of Return of the Jedi - Airs Dec 13th

The Story of Return of the Jedi from Buena Vista Records
Luke Skywalker has returned to his home planet of Tatooine in an attempt to rescue his friend Han Solo from the clutches of the vile gangster Jabba the Hutt. Little does Luke know that the Galactic Empire has secretly begun construction on a new armored space station even more powerful than the first dreaded Death Star. When completed, this ultimate weapon will spell certain doom for the small band of rebels struggling to restore freedom to the galaxy…
We're going to hear the 1983 storybook album produced by Jymn Magon and engineered by George Charouhas. It's narrated by the voice-over extraordinaire Chuck Riley with dialogue, sound effects, and music from the film. Starring James Errol Jones, Ian McDiarmid, Mark Hamill, Carrie FisherHarrison Ford, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, and Frank Oz.

05 December 2017

I Remember Romance - Airs Dec 6th

The Suburbs Live from Minnesota
Founded in 1977, The Suburbs helped launch the punk rebellion that later became known as the Minneapolis Sound. Their quirky, humorous new-wave punk style crafted the vibe for many local clubs including the infamous Jay's Longhorn. We caught them at First Avenue in 2017 playing classics such as "Love is the Law" and "Rattle My Bones" plus the more recent "Turn The Radio On." Featuring original keyboardist and singer Chan Poling with original drummer Hugo Klaers, The Suburbs are joined by some relative newcomers. We greet Stevie Brantseg and Jeremy Ylvisaker playing guitars, Steve Price on bass, Janey Winterbauer provides backup vocals, Max Ray on saxophone, Rochelle Becker on Baritone Sax, and Stephen Kung on horns and keys. This show was recorded by Mike Birrenbach, mixed by Steve Price, and produced by Tom Garneau for KFAI's Minneculture.

Flamin' Oh's Live from Minnesota 
A Twin Cities punk-pop staple from the 80's, the Flamin' Oh's began life as the band Flamingo. A threatened lawsuit lead to the name change and the Flamin' Oh's were born. Early hits from this show include "Stop" and "I Remember Romance." Recorded live at The Turf Club in Saint Paul by Tom Garneau. The Flamin' Oh's are Robert Wilkinson on guitar and vocals, Bob Burns on keyboards and vocals, Terry Isachsen on guitar, Jenny Case on bass guitar and vocals, and Sean Sauder on drums.