Ellen Stanley

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    April 4, 2013

    Mother Banjo on the John Prine tribute show at 331 Club

    Many singer/songwriters count the likes of Kris Kristofferson and Bob Dylan among their favorites, but few writers can brag that Kristofferson and Dylan have said the feeling's mutual. Dylan has called John Prine's songs "pure Proustian existentialism... Midwestern mindtrips to the nth degree," and ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    Mother Banjo's Ellen Stanley: I hit the hell out of that banjo

    The name Mother Banjo conjures up an image of a woman passing along wisdom and stories via her music, mainly her banjo, and Minneapolis artist Ellen Stanley does just that. Along with her band, Stanley has created a new album prime for listening. The Devil Hasn't Won owns its string-led riffs that e ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013
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    July 23, 2012

    Kevin Steinman says farewell and thanks to the Twin Cities

    See Also:U.S. healthcare is too costly for Kevin Steinman, so he's moving to NorwayI sit at a dining table we're about to sell, heaped with things we'll throw in suitcases in two days, amidst a mounting sea of packing boxes. Above the crinkling din of paper being wrapped around our kitchenwares, a c ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011
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    September 23, 2010

    Ben Weaver kicks off BLB residency tonight

    Photo by Jonathan Levitt​Twin Cities-based singer-songwriter Ben Weaver is a man of many talents: Not only is he a nationally esteemed musician and award-winning poet, but he's also a passionate and forward-thinking culinary professional, working for Minneapolis restaurant the Craftsman. Starting ... More >>

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    September 9, 2008

    Picked to Click 2008: The Complete Ballots

    A full listing of the 105 ballots received for this year's best-new-bands poll.