Jimmy Dickens

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    April 19, 2013

    Ricky Skaggs at Dakota Jazz Club, 4/18/13

    Ricky Skaggs With Kentucky Thunder Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis Thursday, April 18, 2013I've seen Ricky Skaggs perform now at three different venues, each as different as the next. He played alongside Little Jimmy Dickens and Eddie Stubbs before an immense theater of country music fans and blastin ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    Ten country songs for tax day

    It seems odd we'd ever find occasion to offer the following advice: Don't do what Willie did. But as tax day approaches, it's the wisest advice we can offer. Don't leave the management of your finances to Price Waterhouse, if they turn around and advise you to utilize shady tax shelters. That's what ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    The Cactus Blossoms: We see the Turf Club as our workshop

    A year into their two-steppin' friendly Monday night residency at the Turf Club, the Cactus Blossoms have become a mainstay not only of that St. Paul stage, but of the country and folk scenes here in the Twin Cities. No strangers to the road, they've got a full docket of travels ahead of them as the ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Ten reasons Zac Brown Band will never win us over

    It goes without saying that country fans and foes alike love Zac Brown Band in all their genre-bending glory, and many will no doubt turn out in droves to see them when they play the Target Center on Saturday.Fronted by a robust, bearded man by the name of, yes, Zac Brown, the band was established ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012

    Ten facts 'bout Minnie Pearl on her 100th birthday

    For over fifty years she was an integral member of the Grand Ole Opry, and today, Minnie Pearl would have been 100 years old. In honor of the most beloved character in country music this side of Little Jimmy Dickens, here are ten essential facts you should know about the Gossip from Grinder's Switch ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Marty Robbins' death: On this day in country music history

    ​We've written about Marty Robbins here before, most notably on the anniversary of his recording of the Western revival, Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs -- click on over to learn about the history of that seminal album. But this dude's so cool, he warrants mention more than once so today, w ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Big & Rich bring "Xtreme Muzik" Tour to Mystic Amphitheater Friday

    ​This Friday, country duo Big & Rich's "Xtreme Muzik Tour" hits the Mystic Amphitheater (8PM, $25-49), with openers Cowboy Troy and Two Foot Fred. Say what?

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    June 19, 2009

    Allen Toussaint: The extended interview

    A discussion with the Twin Cities Jazz Festival headliner and iconic musician.

  • Music

    June 17, 2009

    New Orleans jazz man Allen Toussaint talks hurricanes, new album

    Toussaint, 71, to play Twin Cities Jazz Festival this summer