Centerstage Minnesota

Friday 2pm-4m & 10pm - mid
  • Hosted by Brett Carter

Centerstage Minnesota showcases the talents of Minnesota musicians. A local production of Northern Community Radio: KAXE - Grand Rapids and KBXE - Bemidji.

I spoke with Ely musician, Donna Surface on New Music about their upcoming concert in Grand Rapids, this Saturday at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church 7pm.

Listen to our talk covering the egendary bluegrass LaPlant family in northern MN, how they'll be including Don LaPlant into the show, and playing for good people and great causes.

In Studio: Gaelynn Lea

Oct 11, 2018

Gaelynn Lea carved some time out for us to talk about her new album, Learning How To Stay, which is out now. 

After winning the NPR Tiny Desk Contest, Gaelynn and her husband, Paul, played around the world covering 42 states and 7 countries. In the past, Gaelynn has played and recorded her music solo with the help of a looping pedal. 

Over the past few years, Minnesota indie-rock band Hippo Campus, has made it to the top of 'Bands to Watch' lists around the world. These guys came out of the St. Paul Conservatory of Music and have a very educated knowledge of music. And they know how to write a hook.

jeremy messersmith has been out and about throughout Grand Rapids all week long. If you've missed him, you weren't looking! Listen to our conversation with jeremy when he stopped by New Music earlier this week. He talks about longing for his music to find it's way into listeners hearts, rewriting hymns for amusement in his youth, and outer space real estate agents.

From Austin, Texas, folk duo Dawn & Hawkes came through the KAXE studio last week while in Northern Minnesota.

Listen below to hear a couple songs from their beautiful new album, The Other Side, how they write together as a married couple, trying to make the world a better place through music, and perhaps most shockingly, they still listen to an ipod!