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Scott Prebys interviews Monte Grise, director of the Lake Agassiz Concert Band.

David Glimour, Bill Wyman, Steven Tyler and Fargo's own Jonny Lang are set to join Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie at the Palladium in London in February for an all-star tribute to early Fleetwood Mac guitarist and singer Peter Green. The man behind the original "Black Magic Woman" before Santana had a hit with it, "Man of the World," the instrumental "Albatross" and more, was a dominating blues guitarist in the late 60's, earning praise, especially for his tone, from BB King and Eric Clapton. Green left Fleetwood Mac in 1970 after a bad acid trip in Germany and has struggled with mental health issues ever since. The siblings who made Liam and Noel Gallagher blush, the famously feuding Robinson Brothers have buried the hatchet and are readying a massive Black Crowes reunion tour next summer! And Fat Possum Records is set to put out a tribute record to late jazz singer and pianist Mose Allison later this month, featuring Iggy Pop, Finoa Apple, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Frank Black, Dave Alvin and more.  

"The Lighthouse"

Nov 9, 2019

Matt likes this one.

Not for little kids, says Matt.

Butch Thunder Hawk

Nov 4, 2019

A profile of Butch Thunder Hawk, 2019 inductee into the ND Native American Hall of Honor.

Sunday, November 3, at 5pm:

Tune in for a radio version of Prairie Public's television documentary, Basketball, Water and the Lost City of Elbowoods. 

Linda Boyd on Leaving the Fargo Moorhead Symphony

Oct 31, 2019
Fargo Moorhead Symphony

Linda Boyd talks about symphonies in the modern world, changing audiences, the special appeal of live performance, how deciding on pieces for the Symphony is like being in a cover band, and more, on the occasion of her retirement as Executive Director of the Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra.  More at

Chloe Marie Watterud

Oct 30, 2019

Chloe Marie Watterud was the North Dakota winner of the “Celebration of Music” talent search. As such, the 18-year-old recently participated in filming the Celebration of Music National Show, hosted by PBS personality Ethan Bortnick. That show will be distributed next year. She joins us to discuss her experience in California where the show is being produced.

It's an Mmmmmboppin Halloween for the California sister trio HAIM, or for a day, HAIMson. Este, Danielle and Alana dress up in blonde wigs as Isaac, Taylor and Zaz for a mimed rendition of Hanson's mega catchy hit in a new video.  "Baby It's Cold Outside" gets a badly needed update and transforms a creepy-at-best holiday (shunned?) staple into a loving ode to consent in a new version by John Legend & Kelly Clarkson. Keith Richards may own the title of Rolling Stone with Nine Lives, but his fellow bandmate Ronnie Wood can count himself lucky too. The current Stone and ex-Faces guitarist is the subject of a new documentary, the accurately-titled Somebody Up There Likes Me, which chronicles his very rock & roll lifestyle and his recovery from longtime addictions. 

Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats, whose rockabilly style stood out in the MTV era of spandex and synthesizers, pays tribute to his vintage rock instrument and some of the other "cats" who play upright bass on his new single, "Dog House Shuffle."  Baltimore electronic dance party maestro Dan Deacon, no stranger to lyrical death themes to contrast his upbeat, blippy sound, has a creepy new video out in time for Halloween that shows a decomposing woman getting eaten by maggots and beetles and then returning as a plant. And Sharon Van Etten has a new song that appears in the documentary about surrogacy, Made in Boise, which premiered on PBS last night.