Jazzfest

Trampled Under Foot

Mar 17, 2014

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.

BeauSoleil

Feb 28, 2014

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

The Hegg Brothers

Feb 10, 2014

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.

The Scott Holt Band

Jan 24, 2014

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.

Sheryl Crow - Part 2 & Kyle Knutson

Jan 7, 2014

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.

Sheryl Crow - Part 1

Dec 26, 2013

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.

Chubby Carrier From JazzFest 2013

Nov 15, 2013

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.

Amos Slade & White Dads

Oct 1, 2013

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.

The Best Of JazzFest

Sep 5, 2013

SDPB-TV airs The Best of JazzFest Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. Central.  The special includes several artists who performed in July at JazzFest in Sioux Falls, presented by the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society, including Sheryl Crow, North Mississippi Allstars and Dr. John.  SDPB-TV producer Kevin Patten and SFJB Executive Director Rob Joyce previewed the special and visited about the success of JazzFest 2013.

Spooncat!

Sep 4, 2013

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!

North Mississippi Allstars

Aug 23, 2013

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.

Kelley Hunt

Jul 18, 2013

Kelley Hunt brought her powerhouse live blues show to JazzFest 2012 in Sioux Falls.  Hunt, an independent pianist and singer, developed her hip, burly sound as a result of listening to her jazz and blues singing mother and Gospel singing grandmother.  She was also influenced by artists like Ruth Brown, Billie Holiday and Ray Charles along with legendary pianists Toots Washington, Professor Longhair and Johnnie Johnson.  Hunt's live performances have drawn critical acclaim while she remains a fiercely independent artist.

Saxophonist Chris Borchardt

Jul 18, 2013

The Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society's JazzFest runs Thursday through Saturday at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls.  All concerts are free to attend.  Chris Borchardt, a recent Augustana College graduate with a degree in Music Education, returns to JazzFest Friday night.  The saxophonist is scheduled to play the second stage on Friday at 6:00 p.m.  He joined Dakota Midday from SDPB's studios at the University of Sioux Falls.

The Blues Bashers

Mar 8, 2013

This week's No Cover, No Minimum Radio comes from the second stage at JazzFest in Sioux Falls where the Blues Bashers played on July 26, 2012.  The Blues Bashers features Bobby Berge on drums.  Berge was playing with Sioux City band, The Velaires, when he met a young Tommy Bolin in the mid-1960s.  Later, Bolin would ask Berge to come to Colorado to join Zephyr.  Berge played drums for Bolin for most of the guitarist's career before his death in 1976.  Berge still calls Bolin, "one of the greatest."  Some 30 years later, Berge hooked up with Jesse Christen of Huron.  It's Christen's melodic,

The Tinder Box

Feb 1, 2013

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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