Cast Category: MusicCast

Apr 26, 2018

Crispy Critics: Robert Gordon

Free lance writer and filmmaker Robert Gordon recently published "Memphis Rent Party–The Blues, Rock & Soul in Music’s Hometown." (Bloomsbury Publishing) Gordon’s sixth book is a collection of short pieces that pull together some of the colorful characters that have defined the music scene in Gordon’s hometown. John Drake recently had a conversation with Gordon […]

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Apr 26, 2018

Crispy Critics: Teague Alexy

Duluth musician Teague Alexy–who also plays in The Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank–grew up in Philadelphia, and fondly recalls the sounds of Irish traditional music sung by his grandmother, in the house he grew up in. Alexy’s most recent project is a collaboration with Trampled By Turtles mandolin player Erik Berry. The CD "Irish American" […]

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Apr 26, 2018

Crispy Critics: Stanton West

Viroqua, Wisconsin musician Stanton West has long been an organizer in the Stevens Point music scene, spreading fun as the artist formerly known as the Reverend Eddie Danger. He released 11 albums under his previous name. Part of West’s transformation is expressed on his most recent CD, "Songbird"–a tale of an injured bird who leaves […]

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Apr 12, 2018

Get to know Goodbye Lucy Grey

Goodbye Lucy Grey released their debut EP "Beautifully Broken" in 2016 and has since grown as people and as a conglomeration of talented musicians creating emotive music that younger and older generations alike can vibe with. Cathy and Cam of the St. Cloud-based band, Goodbye Lucy Grey stop by the KVSC Studios to speak with […]

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Apr 6, 2018

Bruise Violet Shares Tales of Trio’s Success

Crispy Critics host Chris G. speaks with Danielle Cusack of Bruise Violet,  thedrummer and oldest member of the young Twin Cities-based 3-piece punk band about the band’s origins, their favorite hobbies, and their future musical plans.  Bruise Violet has 2 self-released EPs under their belt among a plethora of live shows played including spots with […]

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Nov 15, 2017

Nate Sipe of Pert Near Sandstone Chats with the Root Cellar’s Bridget on the Eve of their November 2017 Performance in St. Cloud

Root Cellar host Bridget chats with modern string band member Nate Sipe of Pert Near Sandstone about Pert Near’s history, their current sound, and style as well as evolving as a band. The 5-piece Minnesota based group tours again with their latest release Discovery of Honey (2016) and is joined by a founding member Ryan […]

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Aug 29, 2017

Crispy Critics: Blues legend Joe Louis Walker discusses his career in music

Blues Hall of Fame guitar player, Joe Louis Walker recently returned to Minnesota to play the Santiago Shakedown 15. He spent some time talking with John Drake about his more than 50 years playing blues and gospel music. Walker looked back on his days working with the many notable blues legends while growing up in […]

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Jul 21, 2017

Cactus Blossoms’ Jack Torrey Discusses the Band and Twin Peaks

Jack Torrey of The Cactus Blossoms talks about the band and playing on “Twin Peaks”. In June 2017, The Cactus Blossoms songwriter Jack Torrey took time to speak with John Drake, prior to the group’s appearance at Pioneer Place Theater, celebrating 50 years of KVSC. Jack talked about forming the band with his older brother […]

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Sep 21, 2016

Craig Minowa of Cloud Cult on The Seeker Album and Film, Inspiration and Surviving Loss

Cloud Cult founder Craig Minowa joined KVSC in September 2016 for an extended and candid interview. Minowa and Jo McMullen talk about the creative process of their new film The Seeker, which is a visual representation of their latest album of the same name. He also reveals what inspires the band when performing, his understanding […]

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Jul 18, 2016

KVSC learns the unique sounds of Sondorgo band at Winnipeg Folk Fest 2015

Members of Hungary band Sondorgo joins KVSC’s Mike C and Bridget B at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. We talk about their unique sound and growing up together in a musical family. They play a couple songs for us in the fiery Balkan tradition.

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