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Local musician Jacob Mahon stopped in to the KBXE studio with four friends he's calling, The Salty Dogs. Hear the conversation about songwriting, the adreneline rush of performing, and the emptiness of Mondays. Tune in to CenterStage Minnesota every Friday at 2 and 10.

Nate Ryan

The CenterStage Concert Series is back! This collaboration between Northern Community Radio and The Reif Center is going strong into its third season. The third Thursday of every month, this series takes place in the Mary Ives Studio Theater at The Reif Center; a 200-seat intimate venue with a listening-room vibe where the audience is tuned IN to the musicianship on stage.

Cameron Kinghorn and Kevin Gastonguay of Nooky Jones stopped by the KBXE studios to talk about performing in Bemidji and their upcoming album which will feature a more funked up sound to get people up and dancing. Hear the whole conversation by clicking below.

Hear 2 hours of Minnesota music and interviews on CenterStage Minnesota--Fridays at 2 and 10.

Peggy Stevens

Trapper Schoepp and his brother Tanner visited the KBXE studios recently to tell stories on CenterStage Minnesota. The normally do that through music, but they also had some in just words, too. Look for a new album, Prime Time Illusionin 2019. Until then, you can hear the conversation by clicking the link below.

Katherine Kingsland

Nooky Jones brought some soul to Bemidji along with Fargo hip hop band, D Mills and the Thrills. KAXE/KBXE on-air volunteer, Shane Kingsland went to the show at Rail River Folk School, and had this review for us (DISCLAIMER: this may make you really upset that you missed the show. In that case, don't miss out next time!):

Little Bobby [Houle] called in to CenterStage Minnesota to talk about a series of concerts he's playing in the area to promote his latest DVD, a biography of his life so far, before he heads to Arkansas to continue his long career as a blues musician from Red Lake. All money from the DVD's purchased will support the Wounded Warrior's Project. Hear the whole interview by clicking below.

Singer Lady Midnight visited the KBXE studio during CenterStage Minnesota recently. She talked about her music and a variety of artistic endeavors including helping kids at Red Lake Secondary Complex write a song and create a music video now available online. Hear the interview by clicking below.

  Jonathan Edwards of Wayward stopped in the KBXE studios for a CenterStage Minnesota live interview. Jonathan’s been performing house concerts recently creating an opportunity to get to know fans and friends alike. Find out more about Wayward at waywardsongs.com where you can order music, see concert dates, and check out new songs for an upcoming album.

In a rather retro move, singer/songwriter Ellis unveiled recently a hotline for her fans to call and hear inspirational messages. Listen to the call on this edition of Centerstage Minnesota, then tune in every Friday and 2 and 10 for great music--all from Minnesota.

www.siamamusic.com

Centerstage Minnesota finds a way to include all the usual musical genres of Northern Community Radio--even world music. Siama Matuzungidi has been heard live in studio and his CD Rivers--from the Congo to the Mississippi gets plenty of airplay on Fridays at 2 and 10. Join us every week for this and more. Here the most recent show by clicking this link - Centerstage Minnesota on PRX.

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