Candor and craft are front and center on Erik Koskinen’s new album, Erik Koskinen Live at The Real Phonic Radio Hour. Recorded at the monthly James J. Hill Library Radio Show featuring Erik’s regular band Paul Bergen, Frankie Lee, and JT Bates. All fifteen songs capture the power of music made in synchronous time, place, and company. Koskinen, whose last two albums Keep It To Yourself and America Theatre showcased his witty lyricism, sharp tongue, and poignant songs, does them one better with Live, releasing some old favorites along with eight never-before-recorded songs.
AMBASSADORS OF CULTURE
Supported by the Minnesota State Arts Board Folk & Traditional Arts Program, Ambassadors of Culture is a cross-cultural collaboration between veteran musicians Dalmar Yare and Holly Mūnoz. Supported by Martin Dosh, Jim Anton, Zach Brose, and Kyle Burbey, the group tells traditional and modern stories with a sound of Somali music mixed with a dash of reggae, pop, and indie rock.