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Saturdays at 11:00pm
Steven Zwemke

An eclectic mix of musical styles and artists that have one thing in common - performance in South Dakota. Join host Steven Zwemke (and occasionally Nathan Puhl) on Saturdays at 11pm (10 MT) for first-rate concerts by artists from South Dakota and around the world.

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10:09 am
Thu April 17, 2014

The Good Lovelies

The Good Lovelies

This week, we're featuring the Canadian trio, The Good Lovelies, recorded live at the Matthews Opera House in Spearfish on January 25th, 2014. How the Good Lovelies got together is a bit of a mystery. Each member has a different story on how the band met, but whatever the story, the group realized that they had formed something special in 2006. Part folk-roots, part Western Swing, the trio relies on three-part harmonies, clever songs, and on-stage banter drawn from an endless succession of comedic adventures on the road.

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5:01 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

River Liffey Boys

The River Liffey Boys.

The Rapid City-based River Liffey Boys performed during the Dahl Arts Center's Emerging Artists Program last October.  Established in March, 2010, the River Liffey Boys began playing lots of traditional music along with Celtic, country and bluegrass.  They melded the genres into their own sound which they call "blue-Irish-grass."  In discussing the appeal of Irish music, the members of the River Liffey Boys joked that they know they'll always have a gig on St.

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4:01 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Hey Marseilles

Hey Marseilles.

Don't get the wrong impression when you hear that Hey Marseilles is a Seattle band.  Based in Seattle - yes.  But Hey Marseilles swirls from indie/folk to orchestral-pop as Matt Bishop's vocals embrace an instrumental pallete.  The band released their first album, "To Travels and Trunks," in 2008.  It was re-released two years later with an additional song.  In October, 2010, Hey Marseilles performed on NPR's "Tiny Desk Concert" podcast.  NPR called their record "sublime and heartfelt."  Their second album, "Lines We Trace," was released last March to critical acclaim.  The band logged seve

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11:37 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Trampled Under Foot

Trampled Under Foot

This week, it's the Kansas City based blues group, Trampled Under Foot, recorded live at Jazzfest, presented by the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society, at Yankton Trail Park on July 18th, 2013. Siblings Danielle, Kris, and Nick Schnebelen grew up with the blues. Their parents, Bob and Lisa, were active in the thriving Kansas City blues scene, playing in local bands and competing in the Kansas City Blues Challenge. Unfortunately, Bob and Lisa's band didn't make it to the International Blue Challenge in Memphis - but their kids did.

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1:43 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Union Grove Pickers - Part 2

Credit No Depression

More music and conversation with the Union Grove Pickers on this week's No Cover, No Minimum Radio.  Hear the second half of the Union Grove Pickers performance at the 4th Annual Americana Music Festival held last November at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City.  Also, band members Tim Jewell, Erin Castle and Josh Rieck visit about the band's new album, "Great Plains Driftin," great South Dakota venues and the Sioux Falls music scene among other topics.

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2:25 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Union Grove Pickers - Part 1

The Union Grove Pickers.
Credit Orpheum Theater

According to Josh Rieck, the sound of the Union Grove Pickers could've gone any number of different directions when the group formed.  Their new cd, "Great Plains Driftin'," which is scheduled for a March 22 release during a special show at the historic Orpheum Theater in Sioux Falls, demonstrates that the band still likes to dabble in several genres.

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1:30 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

BeauSoleil

Cajun music specialists BeauSoleil of Lafayette, Louisiana, performed at JazzFest on July 20, 2013 - a presentation of the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society.  BeauSoleil take the rich Cajun traditions of their home state and artfully blend elements of zydeco, New Orleans jazz, Tex-Mex, country, blues and rock and roll into a delectable musical recipe.  Founded in 1975, BeauSoleil has released 25 albums.  Their most recent cd, "From Bamako to Carencro," came out in 2013.  The band has won two Grammy Awards and received several other Grammy nominations.  Plus, they have been honored many tim

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11:29 am
Mon February 10, 2014

The Hegg Brothers

The Hegg Brothers

This week, we're featuring the Hegg Brothers Band, recorded live at JazzFest, presented by the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society, at Yankton Trail Park on July 20th, 2013. Born and raised within an hour of Sioux Falls, the Hegg Brothers have spent many years performing music around the region. Their first appearance at JazzFest was over a decade ago when they were featured with a 9-piece horn band called Spooncat! In recent years, the two brothers, Jeremy and Jonathon, have played primarily as a duo.

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3:17 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

The Moondoggies

The Moondoggies.
Credit Hardly Art

The Moondoggies played The Icon Lounge in Sioux Falls on October 8, 2013.  It was the first concert in a 20-date run for the band from Everett, Washington.  Formed in 2005, The Moondoggies highlight dirty hooks, sweet harmonies, plaintive pleas and an electric edge.  The band has released three albums and one EP on the Hardly Art label.  Their most recent, "Adios I'm a Ghost," introduced listeners to 12 new songs last year.  Of the title, front man Kevin Murphy says he heard the phrase on a Phil Hendrie podcast!  In his high school days, Murphy played in the punk rock band The Familiars alo

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11:16 am
Fri January 31, 2014

John Craigie

John Craigie.

John Craigie is a singer, songwriter and storyteller in the true folk artist tradition.  The Californian has been hailed as a "Modern-Day Troubador" in the style of Woody Guthrie and Ramblin' Jack Elliott.  You can catch him playing in local bars and coffee shops, on radio shows or larger gatherings like Burning Man.  Craigie achieves the critical element of telling a story through song, but he also connects with his audience between songs through his keen observations and wit.  His themes range from social commentary to political satire, modern love and pop culture.

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11:36 am
Fri January 24, 2014

The Scott Holt Band

Scott Holt

This week, we're featuring the Scott Holt band, recorded live at Jazzfest, presented by the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society, at Yankton Trail Park on July 19th, 2013. Scott Holt was raised in Tennessee. Hearing Jimi Hendrix for the first time proved to be a turning point in his life. He didn't get serious about playing an instrument until he was 19, when his parents bought him an electric guitar. A year later, Holt's father took him to see Buddy Guy. He met Guy that night and received a private guitar lesson from the blues master himself.

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5:09 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Burlap Wolf King

Sioux Falls based songwriter and performer Thomas Hentges is a veteran of many bands and genres including hardcore punk and metal.  These days, Hentges (stage name: Burlap Wolf King) is very much at home playing music that appeals to fans of folk, alt/country and indie.  The first Burlap Wolf King album, "The Middle," was recorded in Aberdeen and released in 2009.  The release was followed a year later by an honor in the Boston Phoenix as one of the 50 Best New Bands in America.  Burlap Wolf King's most recent release was a five-song EP which he unveiled last January.  It received positive

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3:28 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Sheryl Crow - Part 2 & Kyle Knutson

Sheryl Crow.

Hear the second part of Sheryl Crow's JazzFest 2013 concert in this episode of No Cover, No Minimum Radio.  The concert happened just two months before Crow released her first country music album, "Feels Like Home," which was ranked by Billboard as one of the 10 Best Country Music Albums of 2013.  It was also Crow's first release on Warner Bros. Records.  Crow and her band were joined by another JazzFest 2013 performer, Doyle Bramhall II, for an exciting encore in this concert.

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4:25 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Sheryl Crow - Part 1

Sheryl Crow.

It was one hit after another when Sheryl Crow headlined JazzFest 2013 at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls, a presentation of the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society.  Prior to her solo career taking off, Crow was very much in demand as a vocalist.  The Missouri native was a backing vocalist during Michael Jackson's "Bad" world tour from 1987-89.  She has also sung backing vocals for Tina Turner, Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Belinda Carlisle and Ryan Adams.  Crow has sold over 17 million albums in the U.S.

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1:34 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Elizabeth Doyle With Jami Lynn & Dakota Jazz Collective - Part 2

Elizabeth Doyle.

Award winning jazz pianist and vocalist Elizabeth Doyle returned to her native Sioux Falls to headline the George B. German Music Archives fundraiser on September 12, at Icon Lounge in Sioux Falls. 

Hear the second half of the concert this week as Doyle is joined by Jami Lynn and the Dakota Jazz Collective featuring Jim Speirs, Joel Shotwell, Andrew Reinartz, Jeremy Hegg and Jim McKinney.  Doyle performs songs such as "I Got the Sun," "My Old Flame," "Lets Eat Now," and "I Love Being Here With You."

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4:18 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Elizabeth Doyle With Jami Lynn & Dakota Jazz Collective - Part 1

Elizabeth Doyle.

Sioux Falls native Elizabeth Doyle came home to headline a concert at Icon Lounge, a fundraiser for the George B. German Music Archives, on September 12.  Doyle is German's granddaughter.  The vocalist/pianist/songwriter was joined on stage by the Dakota Jazz Collective (Jim Speirs, Joel Shotwell, Andrew Reinartz, Jeremy Hegg and Jim McKinney).  Vocalist Jami Lynn opened the show with backing from the Dakota Jazz Collective.

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5:01 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Red Wanting Blue

Red Wanting Blue.

"Hard working band makes good," to appropriate a line from Almost Famous!  It may have described Stillwater, but it works equally well for Red Wanting Blue, the enduring rock and roll act from Columbus, Ohio.  The band's following has grown over nine albums and 17 years of hard touring.  A three-record deal with Fanatic Records, signed in 2010, relieved the band of some of the mundane business activities while allowing them to remain fiercely independent and true to their craft.  Last year, Red Wanting Blue appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, VH1 and NPR.  Their songs, sung by S

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5:19 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Chubby Carrier From JazzFest 2013

Chubby Carrier with his Grammy for "Zydeco Junkie."

This week's No Cover, No Minimum Radio stars "The World's Premier Zydeco Showman," Chubby Carrier with his Bayou Swamp Band.  Carrier is a third generation Zydeco artist.  His father, Roy Carrier, grandfather, Warren Carrier and cousins Bebe and Calvin Carrier are considered legends in Zydeco music.  Chubby began playing drums in his father's band at the age of 12.  He began playing the accordion at 15 and, by the age of 17, was touring the world with Terrance Simien's band.

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11:34 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Monophonics Revisited

Monophonics

This week's show harks back to the psychedelic soul and heavy funk of the late 60s and early 70s. Monophonics are true to the San Francisco Bay Area's rich musical culture. Fuzzy echo guitars, blistering drums, a soulful bass, powerhouse horns and a swirling organ provide the foundation for Monophonics funky psychedelia. Though touring mightily in recent years, the group remains a mainstay at Bay Area venues like The Independent, Great American Music Hall and Sweetwater Music Hall. This concert was recorded at the Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society's JazzFest 2012.

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7:34 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Davina And The Vagabonds Revisited

Minneapolis-based Davina and the Vagabonds recently brought their rollicking New Orleans-flavored mix of blues, jazz and roots music to the Icon Lounge in Sioux Falls. Singer and pianist Davina Sowers' love of punk and goth music gives the band their trademark edge.
 

Sioux Falls has become a favorite stop for Davina and the Vagabonds. You can explore tour dates and learn more at www.davinaandthevagabonds.com.

For the original concert, go to this link: http://listen.sdpb.org/post/davina-and-vagabonds

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2:24 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Bello Spark

Bello Spark performed a stripped-down concert last month at Prairie Berry Winery in Hill City.  Band members Rob Jordan (lead vocals and guitar) and Tory Peterson (guitar and vocals) even played some unreleased material during the intimate show.

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12:17 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Guys With Guitars Revisited

Guys With Guitars played at the Matthews Opera House in Spearfish on January 26, 2013. Guys With Guitars is made up of Doug Wood on the six-string acoustic guitar, Darren Frate on the electric bass and Neil Jacobs on 12-string guitar.

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10:45 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Six Mile Road Revisited

Six Mile Road headlined the second night of the Americana Music Festival at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City on September 22, 2012, delivering their fast paced, hard driven bluegrass. Six Mile Road is Jake Jackson on guitar and vocals, Dan Cross on mandolin, Trappor Mason on banjo and Mike Brennan on bass. Jackson, Cross and Mason are original members of the band which formed in 1998. To hear the original version of this concert, click here:  http://listen.sdpb.org/post/six-mile-road

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9:46 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Mingo Fishtrap

Mingo Fishtrap

While attending the University of North Texas' College of Music, Roger Blevins, Jr. asked a few dorm mates to jam on some old soul and funk tunes. Blevins quickly found himself surrounded by an eight-piece band. After a successful stint in the Live Capital of the World, Mingo Fishtrap hit the festival circuit, which carried their unique blend of music from Portland, Oregon, to Portland, Maine and everywhere between. The band has performed with the likes of Robert Randolph, MOFRO & Galactic, and Trombone Shorty, along with legends such as Sting and Earth Wind and Fire.

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10:46 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Amos Slade & White Dads

Sioux Falls band Amos Slade.

Amos Slade's reputation in the Sioux Falls region has grown rapidly.  The band's release of "Hungry Earth," a 12 song collection of songs about living in light of death, bespeaks the work of studio veterans.  Band members Nick Engbers, Phil Mueller, Dan Ludeman and Landon Heil performed songs off "Hungry Earth" at the 605 Summer Classic in Sioux Falls on June 22.  The alternative rock band from Sioux Falls delivered a driving set at Icon Lounge as adverse weather forced the concert indoors.

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2:34 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

The Barley Jacks With Brian Wicklund

The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund.

The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund headlined the 2013 Sioux River Folk Festival at Newton Hills State Park near Canton.  Fronted by internationally known fiddler Brian Wicklund, the Barley Jacks blend an energetic mix of original bluegrass, Celtic and roots music.  The Minnesota band also features Joe Cruz on guitar, Kevin Rowe on the upright bass and Joel Arpin on percussion.  All members are learned in several musical styles.  The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund have recorded two albums.  Their most recent recording, "The Lighthouse," was released in 2011. 

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11:40 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Moreland & Arbuckle Revisited

Moreland & Arbuckle

The Kansas duo of Moreland & Arbuckle headlined the final night of the 3rd annual American Music Festival at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City on September, 23, 2012.  The two met in 2001 at an open mic night in Wichita and have been playing together since.  Raw Delta and urban blues are delivered with garage rock intensity in their live shows. 


Aaron Moreland plays guitar while Dustin Arbuckle handles vocals and the harp.  They're joined by drummer Kendall Newby who provides a rock-solid back beat.

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5:37 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Spooncat!

"Live Animals," released by Spooncat! in 2003.

A scheduled appearance by The Hegg Brothers band accompanied by "a star-studded array of Midwest artists" became a full blown Spooncat reunion last July at JazzFest 2013 at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls.  Months before the show, calls were made to the Hegg's musician friends as they wanted their second stage performance to be different from the main stage show they would perform earlier in the day.  One call led to another and another - to the point that nobody wanted to be left out!

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2:27 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

The Tinder Box Revisited

This week, we're featuring the stark Americana, folk and self-described blues-grass of the Sioux Falls trio The Tinder Box. The Tinder Box came together in 2010 - brothers Chad Konrad and Dominic Osterloh met up with their distant cousin Jon Wallner when all three were at South Dakota State University in Brookings. The band takes its name from a Han Christian Andersen fairy tale about a poor soldier who finds a magical tinderbox that summons three magical dogs to do his bidding.

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3:00 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

North Mississippi Allstars

North Mississippi Allstars.

Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson formed the North Mississippi Allstars in 1996.  While growing up they soaked up the music of their father, Memphis legend Jim Dickinson, and absorbed the North Mississippi legacy of R.L.

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