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  I will start this week with a confession: Brace yourself. I came to terms with this many years ago but admitting it, especially in print, may have me drummed out of music circles and would surely have my hippie citizenship from my native Berkeley revoked. I have never been a fan of The Grateful...
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Celebrate the heritage of a great music scene with this stream recording of some of Minnesota’s most notable jazz legends, hosted by Jazz88 host and award-winning vocalist Patty Peterson.  On May 29, 2021, Crooners Supper Club hosted an intimate afternoon of live music and inspiring stories. Presented by Jazz88 with support from the Minnesota Arts...
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    When the local label Shifting Paradigm was founded, it felt more like a consortium or movement  rather than a business enterprise. Founder and guitarist Zacc Harris was a pup by local establishment standards at the time. Most of his cohorts were too. Not to be dismissive, these were seriously innovative and bold young...
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    There’s no hip way to say this: High Note Records, the brainchild of the late impresario, Joe Fields is the tomato bisque and grilled cheese of record labels. You know? Comfort food. There’s absolutely no shame in that whatsoever. Sometimes you want Escargot, and sometimes a P. B. and J with the crusts...
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  If we lived in a perfectly just artistic world, the cult band of cult bands, The National Rhythm and Blues Quartet, (NRBQ) would have been one of the earliest additions to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And bands like The Go-Go’s would have had to wait for the umpteenth 80’s nostalgia wave...
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