Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hobnobbin' w the Hobo Nephews

by Doug MacRostie

This Thursday night at 6 on Centerstage MN I have an exclusive interview with Ian and Teague Alexy of The Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank about their limited edition EP 'One for the Time Capsule.' This will be an extended conversation ranging from making music to the best Dylan album ever... The Hobo Nephews will be performing at the 5th Annual 91.7 KAXE Mississippi River Festival on July 18th. Having established a foundation of roots music to build on, the Hobo Nephews spent some time experimenting with 'One for the Time Capsule' and it's sure to be an interesting conversation. Oh, and yes - they are brothers, and they do have an Uncle Frank back in Jersey...

I'll also be talking with Grace Opal-Saxon. From Bemidji, she is a founding member of The Blue Ox Cooperative, a recently formed group working to establish a dedicated working space for area and traveling musicians and artists not only to perform, but potentially for practice space, lessons, workshops, PR/Marketing and other potential uses. They first major fundraiser is coming up Fri. June 26th starting at 2 at the Wild Rose Theater in Bemidji and Grace will tell us more about that.

If you missed it, last week my guest was Take Cover, pop-rockers out of Minneapolis (their bassist Chad Snell grew up in Marcell) and they performed a live acoustic set and you can here it by clicking here (plus a debut of a song off their new CD).

Next week my guest will be Jason Edmonds from Bemidji. He's songwriter, singer and guitarist w The Magic Castles, a psychedelic rock band out of the Twin Cities that is truly independent; they do their own album covers with screen prints and recorded the music themselves...very cool!

Centerstage MN is Thursday evening's at 6, streaming live online at; or 91.7 Grand Rapids, 89.9 Brainerd and 105.3 Bemidji. All interviews are archived at and the show is rebroadcast Sunday mornings at 6.

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