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'

Caroline Smith & The Good Night Sleeps

Sep 20, 2012

Caroline Smith & The Good Night Sleeps open the 3rd Annual Americana Music Festival Friday at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City.  "Little Wind" is the sophomore release from the Twin Cities based band whose foundation shifts from the simplicities of gentle folk instrumentation to greater nuances of musical arrangement and soundscape rooted in modern indie rock.  Dakota Midday host Karl Gehrke visits with singer Caroline Smith.

Harp Therapy

Sep 19, 2012

Nebraska native Tami Briggs is a therapeutic harpist.  She founded Musical Reflections in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1999.  The company's mission is to provide products and services to enhance and support the healing journey.  She is certified by the International Harp Therapy Program and has played the harp at the bedside of hundreds of hospital and hospice patients.  As a composer and recording artist, Briggs has created 13 CDs for relaxation, comfort, healing and sleep.  She has also written two books: "Women as Healers: Voices of Vibrancy" and "Grace Notes: Reflections on the Harp and H