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Thursday, June 26, 2008

What's Your Favorite Duo?

Minnesota is blessed with a wealth of musical talent and arguably may have produced the greatest in Bob Dylan. Often though, it’s those unsung musicians under the radar that should be noticed and heard. Join KAXE tonight beginning at 6pm for our music showcase: Centerstage Minnesota. Here’s where you will find a lot of new Minnesotan shining stars rising to the surface!


While your getting the headphones ready for that, below are recent music clips from my favorite duo. Not only have they created amazing solo careers, collectively they played a pivotal role in defining a brand of midwestern Americana music that has yet to be topped. You remember the Jayhawks right? Not since the Beach Boys, the Louvin or the Everly Brothers, have harmonies sounded so sweet.


John Mellencamp bless your heart, and I love your latest album, but Mark & Gary continue to make strides in their careers too. In fact, the music their creating now is even more accessible- a staple for campfires, cafe's and folk festivals! But they don't need hit singles associated with American trucks. Not when Wolfshead is making video's like this:









"Pray for Me" (Tommorow the Green Grass-American) (Olson/Louris)




Pray for me that I may keep
faithful to you in my time
beloved it is mourn

Deeper yellow than the corn
lovers work as children play
beloved it is mourn

One fine day I walked to town
no love like yours be found
idle days, idle days

heart and soul are full of light
heart and soul untired always
beloved it is mourn

One fine day I walked to town
no love like yours to be found
idle days, idle days

Pray for me that I may keep
faithful to you in my time
beloved it is mourn

Deeper red on the thorn
may God keep you in his sight'
beloved it is mourn

Unknown steps before me fall
no love like yours to be found
idle days, idle days


heart and soul are full of light
heart and soul untired always
beloved it is mourn


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What's your favorite duo?



"True Blue" by Gary Louris (Vagabonds-Rykodisc)



"National Express"- Mark Olson (The Salvation Blues-HackTone)


Picture this..... Kaxe's 5th Annual Mississppi River Music Festival featuring Mark & Gary performing songs from the last twenty years? Sounds inviting doesn't it? Hint, hint..... to whom it may concern.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree, Paul -- Olson and Louris at the 5th Annual Miss River Music Fest!!!

Your blog is wonderful -- very insightful, and the added You Tubes are appreciated, too!

-bmg