Listen to our session from January 21, 2015 with this veteran of the local music scene. His long list of projects includes
long-running blues band Azure du Jour and, more recently, Red Cowboy Hat, as well as solo releases. He joined us in the studio to perform some new tunes in advance of Red Cowboy Hat's slot at the Homegrown Winter Fiasco on Friday, January 22 at the Gopher Bar and Grill in West Duluth.
Jim Walsh is a longtime Minneapolis music writer and songwriter who's been organizing the Mad Ripple Hootenanny for nine years. It's a weekly affair in the Twin Cities, with a rotating cast of musicians swapping tunes, but occasionally the Hoot hits the road. Walsh joined us along with his brother Terry (Belfast Cowboys/St. Dominic's Trio) and singers/songwriters Devaney and Collins on January 18, 2015 on the way to a Hootenanny performance at Lutsen the same night.
This Wisconsin guitar/fiddle duo joined us for a session on January 15, 2015. Along with their repertoire of classic and original tunes inspired by hillbilly, ragtime, vaudeville, western-swing, and old-time fiddling tunes, they've picked up some Scandinavian-influenced regional tunes of the upper Midwest from their old-timer neighbors. They were in town for two performances.