30 January 2018

Womenfolk Radio - Airs Jan 31st

Womenfolk Anniversary Concert Celebration from Minneculture
In September of 2017, KFAI honored Womenfolk, one of the longest running women's music shows in the country, with a concert at Hook and Ladder Theater and Lounge in Minneapolis. Womenfolk host Ellen Stanley celebrates with performances from Ellis, Reina del Cid, Prairie Fire Lady Choir, Vicky Emerson, Mary Bue, Mother Banjo, and other friends. Recorded by Matthew Amundsen. Mixed and produced by Tom Garneau for the "Live from Minnesota" series.

23 January 2018

dVRG + The Icicles - Airs Jan 24th

deVon Gray Live from Minnesota
Multi-instrumentalist, classically trained composer, and St. Paul native deVon Russell Gray - or dVRG - has made his mark in the TC music scene through a myriad of projects. He's even had multiple appearances in the "Live from Minnesota" series playing with jazz, rock, rap, and Somali hip-hop acts. In this installment however, we're going to hear his piece “Fractious Child." It's a string quartet which premiered at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. Produced by KFAI’s Daniel Zamzow, the recording features not only the entire performance, but also reflections from the composer and his ensemble of local string players: David Auerbach, Sam Bergman, Michelle Kinney, and Jacqueline Ultan.

The Icicles Live from Minnesota
We'll cozy up to a surf-dub-ambient instrumental side-project trio comprised of Jim Anton (Jonny Lang, Greazy Meal, Paul Westerberg) on bass with brothers Jacob Hanson (Mason Jennings, Haley Bonar, Halloween Alaska) on guitar and Jeremy Hanson (Tapes n’ Tapes, Actual Wolf, Frankie Lee) on drums. This concert was recorded live in 2015 at the Icehouse in Minneapolis by Alex Proctor. Produced and mixed by Tom Garneau for KFAI's Minneculture.

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.