Monday, February 22, 2010

Going Wild with Matt Ray and Those Damn Horses

by Doug MacRostie

We're celebrating all the ways to have fun in Northern MN this week, and what's more fun than getting some great musicians together for a community jam session? Some serious foot-stompin', head bobbin' and lip smilin' will be going on at the KAXE Studios this Thursday night starting at 6 for Matt Ray and Those Damn Horses performing for an in-studio audience live on the air during Centerstage MN!!! We've got a wonderfully intimate venue here, and it fills up fast - seating will be first come, first serve!

Matt Ray is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Embarrass. His new album 'Old Crow' mixes elements of blues, folk, jug band and rock into his own unique sound. The music ranges from rockin' roots music on songs like 'Old Time Band' which sings about dancing all night, to sincerely serious tunes like 'Ranger's Lament,' a song about the trials and challenges of miners on the Range. Those Damn Horses are a collection of Iron Range musicians, joining Matt this Thursday night will be Eric Krenz on guitar and vocals, Al Ranfranz on Harmonica, Flea on Fiddle and Kyle Ollah on percussion.

Join us for this special live edition of Centerstage MN and an hour and a half of Matt Ray and Those Damn Horses - be part of our studio audience as we raise money for independent local radio, the event is free and we'll pass the hat to raise money for KAXE. JOIN US!

Centerstage MN is Thursday evenings 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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Anonymous said...

In Iron Range treasure for sure!! What time do doors open?

91.7 KAXE said...

Doors open at 4 :D Be sure to mention reading about it on KAXE!

91.7 KAXE said...

Wait - for the KAXE event, doors open at 5:30, music at 6. For the IROMA event, doors open at 4.