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Joshua Henry is likely recognized on the streets of New York City for reasons other than the release of this EP. Henry gained notorioty for playing Aaron Burr in the wildly successful play Hamilton on Broadway, and will be starring in Lin-Manuel Miranda's directorial film debut, Tick Tick...Boom!.

Our album of the week is Nocturne by David Walters, a French singer/songwriter, producer and DJ.

​Many bands are making the best of our pandemic situation by offering ticketed virtual events. Starting this Thursday, check out Trampled by Turtles new virtal series, Trampled by Thursdays. 

Every week on KAXE/KBXE, we dig into a new release as our Album of the Week. Sometimes we hear from a musician we all know and love, sometimes it's an album I think will challenge our beliefs about what a genre sounds like (or maybe just challenging in general!), sometimes it's a release so great that every single track should be heard, and sometimes, like this week, it's an introduction to a new musician.

One of the founder of The Pines, David Huckfelt, is out with a solo album Stranger Angels. If you've listened to The Pines, or heard the new album, you know the beautiful works from this man. Joined by many of his great musical friends, the album covers the natural world, love, and the human connection.

The ever popular CenterStage Minnesota Concert Series will be back this fall for its fourth season! So far, this collaboration between KAXE/KBXE and The Reif Center has brought some seriously incredible acts to Grand Rapids in a one of a kind listening room; The Lowest Pair, jeremy messersmith, The Pines, Bad Bad Hats, Pert Near Sandstone, Erik Koskinen, The Cactus Blossoms, Actual Wolf, Gaelynn Lea...maybe I should just list all of the bands that have come because honestly, every show offers stunning talents from around Minnesota. 

Tune in this Saturday at 9am , Sunday at 6am and 8pm for The Give and Take.  Sarah Bignall brings you conversations with General Manager Maggie Montgomery and Music Director Kari Hedlund to introduce you to new weekend programming.

Gabriel Douglas, founding member of The 4onthefloor, stopped by the KBXE studios recently to talk about life in the band--and at the cabin on vacation. Hear the whole conversation here.

Tune in Friday's at 2:00 and 10:00 for great Minnesota music on Centerstage Minnesota.

Maggie Montgomery

The band Dancing Light stopped by the KBXE studio in Bemidji recently to sing a couple songs and tell a few stories. Their long career locally means there was lots to talk about. It was fun to have Greg, Kiki, and Sabbastian on the air live. Hear the whole conversation by clicking below.

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!

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