Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mark Olson Guest DJs Centerstage MN

by Doug MacRostie

When MN music legend, and founding member of The Jayhawks, Mark Olson came to KAXE for a house concert, I asked him to join me and a microphone in the MN section of the KAXE music library for him to pick out some of his favorite MN musicians. It's a fine mix, from Paul Metsa to Martin Zellar, Boiled in Lead to Koerner, Ray & Glover. You can enjoy Mark's ramblings as he flows through the alphabet of MN musicians this week on Centerstage MN.

We'll also hear another song from Aurora Baer; considering I only have a "not my first actual release" CD, the music is amazing - she opened for the previously mentioned Mark Olson KAXE House Concert.

And we'll hear from MN legend Big Walter Smith and the Groove Merchant's new CD "Royal Blue Cadillac." And a folksong favorite from The Bitter Spills, representing the Iron Range.

And there will be a set representing the Twin Cities with Mason Jennings, The Golden Chariots of Mars and The Idle Hands.

Centerstage MN is Thursday evenings at 6, streaming live online at www.KAXE.org; or 91.7 Grand Rapids, 89.9 Brainerd and 105.3 Bemidji and can be heard again Sunday mornings at 6. All interviews are archived at www.KAXE.org. Centerstage MN is also heard on KSRQ in Thief River Falls, and on KMSU in Mankato. Sometimes heard on KFAI in Minneapolis & St. Paul and WTIP in Grand Marais. Often featured on MNartists.org.

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