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Minnesota Musician Tony Petersen

Ditchbird's Luck Album Art
The Cover of Luck by Ditchbird

Tony Petersen released a new solo album as Ditchbird on January 10th, Luck. The week of it's release he joined Malachy Koons for a conversation on Centerstage Minnesota. Petersen, also the guitar player for The Social Animals, wanted to make an album that he could replicate in a live setting by himself. Listen to find out what inspired him to go solo, and how that was a step outside his comfort zone.

You can listen to Centerstage Minnesota every Friday at 2pm and 10pm on Northern Community Radio. It is made possible by Minnesota's Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

Malachy started his radio career at a college radio station, where he played weird music in the middle of the night to possibly no one. On a good night maybe his parents were listening. Nonetheless, he was hooked on public radio and is still doing it today. He joined Northern Community Radio in 2022, where he gets to share his passion for local music as Producer of Centerstage Minnesota, an all Minnesota music show airing Fridays at 2pm.