Brett Carter

Volunteer Coordinator

Brett Carter is the host of Centerstage Minnesota and volunteer coordinator at Northern Community Radio.  When not scheduling, training and coaching our team of over 100 volunteers, he is shining the spotlight on great Minnesota music.  He entertains his co-workers with his quirky sense of humor, unique socks and collection of multi-colored pens.  Brett lives in Bagley with his wife and beloved cats.  It is rumored he once spent $10,000 on his cats birthday ....

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Fathom Lane

Fathom Lane returns to northern Minnesota for Northern Community Radio's first Centerstage Minnesota concert of the season at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids this week. Michael Ferrier, the band's songwriter and lead singer says they'll be "reaching deep" as they perform a longer show than usual. It's an opportunity to hear the full spectrum of the journey Fathom Lane has been on for several years.

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If you ever have a chance to listen to the whole Dimension Mix album, you won't be disappointed. It's a tribute to the music of children's musician Bruce Haack and his collaborator, dance instructor Esther Nelson with all proceeds going to the charity Cure Autism Now.

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The Suburbs have a new album out, and it rocks like the Suburbs of old. Check out Hey Muse! and more on this week's edition of Centerstage Minnesota. Other artists include The Bad Companions, Sony Holland, and Koo Koo Kangaroo. Folk, rock, blues, and jazz. It's all part of sharing the talent of amazing Minnesota musicians.

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Every week I try to find the best representations of Minnesota music, like Walt Mink, who's album was listed as one of the top debuts in the country in the early 90s, and The Roe Family Singers, who sing old time music better than most. Click my link on PRX to hear the whole show. See if you can find the place where I sneak in New Orlean's son Trombone Shorty.

Every Friday afternoon, we seek out the best in music from our great state--from the hyper local music of Harmonica Rich to Grammy Award winner, Dan Wilson. We just like good music and bringing it to you Fridays from 2-4 and 10-Midnight on Centerstage Minnesota.

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