New Music

Centerstage Minnesota finds a way to include all the usual musical genres of Northern Community Radio--even world music. Siama Matuzungidi has been heard live in studio and his CD Rivers--from the Congo to the Mississippi gets plenty of airplay on Fridays at 2 and 10. Join us every week for this and more. Here the most recent show by clicking this link - Centerstage Minnesota on PRX.

John Bauer

Minnesota artist Courtney Yasmineh started writing songs in her teens. Now, a few decades later, she's traveling the world as a singer, songwriter, and now, novelist. It's a long way from finding her way through a difficult childhood to a successful career as an artist, but Courtney's making it happen.

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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.

Train your ears on the talented musicians played each week during Centerstage Minnesota at 2 and 10 on Fridays. From The Hobo Nephews to Mayda, we hear the wide variety of musical talent from our great state. To hear this fun music from the May 5th show, click here for PRX.

Prince left a musical legacy yet to be fully known. A year after his death, his archived music remains mostly in storage. On the April 21st edition of Centerstage Minnesota, I offer up some great Prince songs and some special features from NPR.  There's lots of other great music, too. Heare the whole show by clicking here for PRX.