Jimmie Rodgers

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    The Cactus Blossoms to record live album at Turf Club

    After this month, they'll be gone, gone, gone, and cryin' won't bring 'em back. Okay, they won't be long gone, but after July 22, close-harmonizing brotherly country act The Cactus Blossoms will call an end to their year-and-a-half-long Monday night residency at the Turf Club before embarking on a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Jimmie Rodgers: On this day in country music history

    ​Nicknamed the Singing Brakeman for his work on the railroad, on this day in 1933 the man also known as the Father of Country Music died at the age of 35 of a massive tuberculosis-related hemorrhage at the Hotel Taft in New York. Twenty-eight years later, Jimmie Rodgers, who would have been 63 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Tim McGraw at Xcel Energy Center, 5/14/11

    Photos by Kathy Easthagen​Tim McGraw May 14, 2011 Xcel Energy Center Several stops into his Emotional Traffic Tour, country music superstar Tim McGraw paid a visit to the Twin Cities Saturday night with a performance at the Xcel Energy Center. A true professional after over twenty years of pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    10 country musicians to watch in 2011

    ​As I culled through lists of new and upcoming releases from new and up-and-coming country artists, I couldn't help but notice a pattern: many were by women, and most of those by women who seemed to be taking country in a slightly new direction (occasionally, the "new" direction one that count ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 12, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Five for February: Country acts comin' our way

    Nepotism and lady beer guts: three acts to see if you've got nothin' better goin', and two not to miss.

  • Music

    July 1, 2009
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    June 24, 2009
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    April 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Timberwolves find sweet relief

    wolveslogo.000.jpg The Wolves hold on to beat the Sixers. It was almost like a miracle.

  • Arts

    February 22, 2006

    Charlie Parr's New Weird America

    Duluth's Charlie Parr plays music for gamblers, bar-fighters, and ordinary eccentrics

  • News

    December 7, 2005

    Wanna buy an expensive CD?

    Praise and blame for the season's multi-disc collections

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2005

    First listen: Springsteen's Devils & Dust

    Exchange: Perry and Scholtes on Bruce Springsteen Devils & Dust listening party  Steve Perry: First I'll say that I don't trust my impressions of anything I've heard once, particularly since we only heard half the record. (And for the record, the half of the closely guarded Springsteen launch codes ... More >>

  • Arts

    May 30, 2001

    Damned Ole Opry

    With their croaking vocals and enormous belt buckles, Nashville's neglected veterans seek shelter at the Midwest Country Music Theater-- a little bit of Branson back home

  • Music

    January 17, 2001

    Blues, Rags, and Hollers

    Paul Dandy and Ben Weaver revive a folk music of finger-clackers, empty whiskey bottles, and discarded mule jawbones

  • Music

    March 1, 2000

    Texas Three-Step

    Decades after their only recording, the Flatlanders ride their legend from the strange plains of Lubbock to a surprising reunion

  • Arts

    October 28, 1998

    The Mountain Moves

    Local cloggers the Girl Germs spread the traditional dancing of Appalachia to the prairies

  • Music

    October 14, 1998

    Surf's Up, Ole!

    Richfield Shocks, Fridley Shakes, Chaska Rocks

  • Arts

    April 15, 1998
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    December 3, 1997

    Southern Culture on the Skids

    A new autobiography tells how Johnny Cash has walked the line for a disappearing country--and how that line may end with him.

  • Sports

    December 20, 1995