Episode #4 – Nov. 6, 2013

beardeyeI lead off this episode by taking advantage of the chance to play the show’s theme music by Mike Munson from start to finish. Mike has finally released his debut full-length album and this show features two cuts from it, in addition to music from Duluth legend Charlie Parr, recent Decorah transplant Namoli Brennet, La Crosse singer-songwriter Joshua Franke, and La Crosse/Winona power-trio Click Track.

Mike Munson is a blues institution in Winona. Being such a staple for independent music in the area, I couldn’t resist the desire to make his song “Over Now” the intro and outro music for this radio show. He holds down a regular Sunday evening residency at Ed’s (no name) Bar, in addition to a steady diet of regular performances in Winona, the Twin Cities, and the greater Driftless Region. For all his accomplishments, The Munce had yet to release a proper studio album — until now. His patience certainly payed off as both the songwriting and recording quality are top-notch all the way through the album. The photo above is from his CD release show 11-9-13 at Ed’s (no name) Bar featuring guest musician Mikel Beckman (who also performed that night with Corpse Reviver). Congrats Mike!

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Mike Munson
“Over Now”
Mike Munson
Independent
2013

Mike Munson
“Pony Blues”
(traditional arranged by Munson)
Mike Munson
Independent
2013

Namoli Brennet
“Settle Down”
We Were Born to Rise
Flaming Dame Records
2011

Charlie Parr
“Gospel Plow”
Keep Your Hands on the Plow
House of Mercy Recordings
2011

Joshua Franke
“Currency Coins”
Dry Ink
Independent
2008

Click Track
“Dangerous Children”
Memories
Independent
2012

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