minnesota music

Tim Cheesbrow

Ted Hajnasiewicz talked about his recent project on CenterStage Minnesota.

Amy and Mark, known professionally as Amy and Adams stopped in the KBXE studios to chat and sing few songs from their 8th album, Something Different. The husband and wife team have spent more than two decades making, performing in all the usual venues and even on a movie soundtrack. They describe their music as Eclectic/FolkRock/TinPanAlley/BluesGrass. Hear the whole conversation by clicking below.

Penny Holcomb

From the far end of Minnesota, Six Mile Grove, stopped in the KBXE studio recently to talk about music, the Smithsonian art exhibit of Aunt Atlanta Sampson, and their 21 years of being in a band together. Hear the whole conversation by clicking below.

CenterStage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music. Join host Brett Carter, Fridays at 2:00 and 10:00 on KAXE/KBXE.

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.

Lila Ammons got her start in classical music, specifically opera and oratorio. After years traveling the world, she added boogie woogie to her reperatoire and then switched to jazz. Hear her talk about what got her to jazz on this CenterStage Minnesota conversation by clicking below.

CenterStage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music. Join host Brett Carter, Fridays at 2:00 and 10:00 on KAXE/KBXE.

Martin Farrell, Jr. and Jenna Rae who perform together as Jenna & Martin stopped by the KBXE studio recently to talk about their upcoming album Cosmic Western Duets and sing a couple songs. Hear the whole interview by clicking below.

Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music hosted by Brett Carter Fridays at 2:00 and 10:00 on KAXE/KBXE.

"Music is the only thing that makes me feel better...if you learn how to play the ukulele or the keyboard, you can have that for the rest of your life." - Mark Munson

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. 

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.

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