No Cover, No Minimum Radio

Saturdays at 9pm CT; Sundays at 11pm CT
  • Hosted by Steven Zwemke

An eclectic mix of musical styles and artists that have one thing in common - performance in South Dakota. Join host Steven Zwemke on Saturday nights at 9 CT (8 MT) for first-rate concerts by artists from South Dakota and around the world.

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Robert Randolph and the Family Band

Oct 12, 2012

This week we're featuring Robert Randolph and the Family Band, recorded live at JazzFest 2012. Randolph plays the pedal steel guitar. And he plays it quite well - Rolling Stone Magazine named him one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. His band is literally his family - it includes cousins and siblings - only one of the band members is not a blood relative. Their music is a fusion of blues, rock, gospel and roots. Their song "Ain't Nothing Wrong With That" has been on several TV shows, including Grey's Anatomy, a whole series of Subway commercials and on the Discovery Channel.

East of Westerville

Oct 8, 2012

This week, we're listening to the down home sounds and oh-so-tight harmonies from East of Westerville, recorded at JazzFest 2012 in Sioux Falls. We're featuring this concert because this past week, we found out that two members of East of Westerville - Brian and Kaijia Bonde - are finalists in A Prairie Home Companion's Vocal Duet contest. The Bondes are performing that song live on A Prairie Home Companion for the final round of the duet competition on Saturday October 20th - the show starts at 5 pm Central, 4 Mountain, and it's repeated Sunday afternoon at Noon central 11 mountain.

James Cotton

Sep 30, 2012

This week, we're listening to the James Cotton Superharp Band recorded at Sioux Falls Jazz Fest on July 26th, 2012. To say Cotton has had a remarkable career would be an understatement. He's been performing for nearly 70 years. and the story of his life is like a movie. The youngest of eight children to sharecropping parents in Mississippi, he started playing the harmonica as a very small child. He emulated the great Sonny Boy Williamson, whom he listened to on the radio.

Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King Part 2

Sep 27, 2012

Smokin' Joe Kubek met guitarist/vocalist Bnois King at a weeknight jam session in Dallas in 1989.  The two became fast friends and melded their divergent styles - Kubek pulls the blues out of King while King pulls the jazz out of Kubek.  Together, Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King have released over a dozen albums and have been nominated for three W.C. Handy Blues Awards.

Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King Part 1

Sep 27, 2012

Listen to the first of a two-part No Cover, No Minimum Radio featuring the raucus, high-energy Texas roadhouse blues-rock of Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King.  In 1989, Kubek teamed with singer/guitarist Bnois King, whose soul-tinged vocals and jazz oriented style contrasted well with Kubek's more strident and slide techniques.  The union began during a regular Monday night gig in Dallas when Kubek invited King to sit in and found that King's softer, jazz-based guitar and vocals complemented Kubek's headier rock-inspired guitar work.  They released their first Bullseye Blues disc, "Steppin'