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If Eye May rocks The Roadhouse

Twin Cities alt rock band If Eye May made a return appearance on The Roadhouse, before their gig at the Wunderbar. Great, high-energy music! You can learn more at www.facebook.com/IfEyeMay.


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Artist/jeweler Danny Saathoff's exhibit focuses on climate change; opens Feb. 20 at Grand Marais Art Colony

Danny Saathoff is a Twin Cities jeweler and artist who recently received a grant from the MN State Arts Board for his work, "Swinging the Compass," which focuses on the effects of climate change on Lake Superior. He chatted with Jay about his art, how jewelry and sculpture are related, and the exhibit, which opens Tues.,  Feb. 20, with a talk by Danny at 5:30 p.m. at the Grand Marais Art Colony. 


Thomas Stamps in Studio A

Mardi Gras celebration with Chris Gillis & friends

Get into the spirit of Mardi Gras with jazz musicians Chris Gillis, Thomas Stamps and Max Bichel. They joined Tracy and Jay in studio for great music as well as delightful chat about and insight into New Orleans, where both Chris and Thomas lived for many years. 


The Inconvenient Indian

Native author Thomas King on his latest work, "The Inconvenient Indian"

"The Inconvenient Indian" from the U of MN Press is an unconventional, subversive account of Indian-White relations in North America since initial contact. The book's award-winning author, Thomas King, spoke with Jay about his ideas and his hope for charting a new way forward for Indians as well as non-Indians.  


Leah Thomas plays accordion live on The Roadhouse by Annela Rova

Local musician Leah Thomas wins songwriting award

Local musician & songwriter Leah Thomas is well-known for her distinctive voice, killer accordion and clever lyrics, and has played with and fronted many groups, including the SplinterTones. Her talent was recognized by the SongDoor 2017 International Songwriting Competition, with an honorable mention for her song "Slick Back," which was recorded by the SplinterTones for their 2017 release "SplinterTones II." Leah joined Jay to talk about her songwriting process, including the inspiration she gets from travel. 


Briand Morrison

Briand Morrison stops by Studio A

Jazz guitarist Briand Morrison stopped by The Roadhouse on his way to a gig at Bluefin Bay in Tofte. He shared his smooth jazz music, as well as some very interesting conversation about music, math, and more. You can learn more about Briand and his music and schedule here. 


Rich Mattson & the Northstars

Rich Mattson & the Northstars return to Studio A

A few of our favorite musical guests, Rich Mattson & the Northstars, stopped by Studio A to share some cosmic folk and chat about what they're up to recently at Sparta Sound. The band is Rich, vocals & guitar; Germaine Gemberling, vocals & guitar; and Kyle Westrick, bass. You can learn more about them here


"The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen" by Sean Sherman with Beth Dooley

Sean Sherman, author of "The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen," on The Roadhouse

Sean Sherman is an Oglala Lakota chef and founder of The Sioux Chef. His new cookbook, "The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen," shares award-winning recipes, stories and wisdom, and was named one of the best cookbooks of 2017 by NPR, Smithsonian Magazine, and more. Jay spoke recently with Sean about his book and his work. 


Jim McGowan in Studio A

Jim McGowan wraps up 2017 with great music on The Roadhouse

One of our favorite musical guests, Jim McGowan, stopped by Studio A for the last show of 2017. He shared delightful music to start your new year off right.