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Quarantine Dream: A fund-raiser album full of Minnesota talent

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Tim Cheesbrow
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Album Cover for Quarantine Dream

Ted Hajnasiewicz talked about his recent project on CenterStage Minnesota.

Like so many other musicians, the pandemic spawned creativity for Ted Hajnasiewicz and Ryan Rud, two Minnesota musicians. According to Hajnasiewicz, after deciding to work together, things moved quickly to creating and album and then to using their art to help another musician. The result is the 16-track album, Quarantine Dream which features as many as 45 Minnesota musicians from Adam Levy to Vicky Emerson to Waltzing on Waves. All proceeds from sales of the album go to Jessa Roquet, Minneapolis singer/songrwriter recently diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer. 

To find out more about Jessa and her fight, via her CaringBridge: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jessaroquet

Or you can donate directly to her via GoFundMe: www.gofundme.com/f/jessa-fights-cancer

Quarantine Dream is available now on Bandcamp.

Find out more about Ted Hajnasiewicz and his music at tedhtunes.com

Brett’s first and last radio jobs just happen to be in the same town where it all started four days after high school graduation (with a lot, a lot of other jobs in between). From playing country hits in 1979 to hosting CenterStage Minnesota now, Brett continues to enjoy making a personal connection with a listener in ways only small-town radio can do. As volunteer coordinator, Brett gets to offer that same privilege of hosting a radio show to amazing people from northern Minnesota and beyond. When not at work, Brett and his wife, Wendy spend time traveling to visit kids and grandkids, finding space for yoga and reading, and always enjoying another cup of coffee--with some cats in their laps.