Joe Kelley Radio

Series: Minneapolis Mondays

Episode 83: The Red Hour Brooke R. Calder and Jason Hollis

Brooke R. Calder and Jason Hollis of The Red Hour visited the Joe Kelley Radio studios. The Minneapolis femme-forward darkwave duo recently released a seven track maxi-single of “Cracks”. You can go to https://theredhour.bandcamp.com/releases to hear it.

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Episode 75: Prince and The Revolution Guitarist Dez Dickerson

Dez Dickerson is a phenomenal guitarist and songwriter. He was an original member of Prince’s band The Revolution and played guitar with Prince from 1979 to 1983. He appeared in the movie Purple Rain playing his solo song “Modernaire”. His band was named Modernaires and went on tour with Billy Idol. Dickerson later went on…

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Episode 74: Minneapolis Vocalist Bruce A. Henry Interview

Bruce A. Henry is a vocalist, historian, storyteller, composer and performer extraordinaire. A baritone, whose three-and-a-half octave range allows him to sing tenor,alto and falsetto, Bruce has a pure voice with a versatility few can match. Bruce’s music has taken him to five continents, and he has recorded for Disney, HBO and numerous national ad…

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Episode 68: Record Industry Executive Jacqui Thompson (Prince, Paisley Park)

Jacqui Thompson has been a recording industry executive for more than two decades, working on projects with Prince, Carlos Santana, Outkast, Chaka Khan, and Larry Graham, among others. In 1996, Jacqui was hired at Paisley Park Studios to oversee all 1-800-NEW-FUNK merchandising and to help produce Mayte’s dance company, Around the World in a Day….

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Episode 66: St. Paul Peterson (The Time, fDeluxe, The Family) Interview

PrincediscoveredPaul Peterson, aka “St Paul,” at the age of 17. He enlisted him as a keyboard player in“The Time”for the movie“Purple Rain.” Paul took the lead vocalist spot in the Prince produced group“The Family”before becoming a solo artist and scoring hits forMCAandAtlantic Records. St. Paul has recorded, toured or written withSteve Miller,Peter Frampton,Daryl Hall,Prince,George Benson,Oleta…

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Episode 62: Drummer Michael Bland (Soul Asylum, Prince and the New Power Generation) Interview Part Two

Minneapolis drummer Michael Bland is a legend in the music business. Perhaps best known as drummer with Prince and the New Power Generation, he has been a member of Soul Asylum for 17 years. HIs collaborations include Chaka Khan, Maxwell, George Benson, George Benson, Paul Westerberg, Dr. Mambo’s Combo, Jef Lee Johnson, Sons of Almighty…

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Episode 53: Minneapolis’ Jason Peterson DeLaire (Michael Bolton) Interview

Jason Peterson DeLaire is a singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Minneapolis, MN. JPD is a member of the first family of music in Minnesota, (The Peterson’s), and he is a recent inductee into the MN Music Hall of Fame alongside his late grandmother, “jazz master”, Jeanne Arland, his mother Linda, uncles Billy, Ricky,…

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Episode 50: Bassist Rhonda Smith (Prince and the NPG, Jeff Beck)

With an enviable career that has spanned over two decades, it is no surprise that Rhonda hails from musical lineage. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the family moved to the French and Jazz-influenced Montreal while Rhonda was still a child. There, she was surrounded by the sounds of piano riffs, her mother’s instrument of choice,…

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Episode 49: Funk Rocker Morris Mills Interview

Morris Lee Mills (born June 10,Greenville,Texas , United States) is an American,rock andfunk singer-songwriter. For Black musicians “Rock” is a 4 letter word. The music genre of Rock has a handful of engineering craftsmen who have taken ownership in the art from while being members of the African-American culture. To be Black & a Rock…

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Episode 46: Drummer David Anania (Blue Man Group, Greazy Meal)

Drumming since the age of 4, David Anania knew by the age of 9 that his future–his life–belonged with music. His drumming has been featured on more than 40 recordings, including major label releases by Blue Man Group (“The Complex” Lava/Atlantic, 2003), Shannon Curfman (“Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions” Arista, 2000) and Tina and the B…

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