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051 – Opera Stories: Ben Bongers

051 – Opera Stories: Ben Bongers

February 15, 2012 | By | 2 Comments

Ben Bongers, tenor, is an artist in demand by many opera companies throughout the world. MLR’s Erik Core interviews Ben about his life, including how he went from the Nebraska farmlands to star of the opera stage, and all places in between. Ben breaks down an opera for us, talks about how to take care […]

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050 – Drummer’s Day: Steve Moriarty (2/2)

050 – Drummer’s Day: Steve Moriarty (2/2)

January 30, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

 Steve Moriarty is a drummer who has played in many bands, but most notably in the Seattle punk band The Gits. In part two of this interview we cover the details surrounding the tragic rape and murder of the Gits lead singer, Mia Zapata in 1993, how the surviving Gits went on to form a new band, […]

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049 – Drummer’s Day: Steve Moriarty (1/2)

049 – Drummer’s Day: Steve Moriarty (1/2)

January 15, 2012 | By | 3 Comments

Steve Moriarty is a drummer who has played in many bands, but most notably in the Seattle punk band The Gits. In this first part of the interview we talk to Steve about his background as a jazz drummer, how spending a year in Spain changed his world views, his Antioch college experience, joining the […]

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048 – Dobro Dave Dalton

048 – Dobro Dave Dalton

December 31, 2011 | By | 1 Comment

Dave Dalton has been playing music since the 1980’s.  He started out in the punk bands Screaming Bloody Marys, and Cell Block 5, and is now diversifying his sound after picking up the dobro. His current projects include the Irish Folk rock band Ol’ Cheeky Bastards, the acoustic busker punk band Pissed Off Punks (POPS), as […]

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047 – Upright Walking: Gregg Inhofer

047 – Upright Walking: Gregg Inhofer

December 15, 2011 | By | 1 Comment

Gregg Inhofer is a singer-songwriter, pianist, and vocalist who has played a significant role in the Minneapolis music scene, and is a member of the Minnesota Rock and Country Music Hall of Fame. We talk with Gregg about his early career with Pepper Fog, This Oneness, Olivia Newton-John, and Soldiers of Fortune (featuring Jesse Ventura), […]

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046 – Rabble Rouser: Bill Collins

046 – Rabble Rouser: Bill Collins

November 30, 2011 | By | 1 Comment

Bill Collins is a guitarist, singer/songwriter, and music teacher, who has performed for over 35 years, playing everything from hardcore punk to children’s music (Irish, Rockabilly, Ska, Folk, Blues, Metal, Reggae, Country, Rap, and nearly every kind of Rock ‘n’ Roll).  He has made music with the best, gigged in sixteen countries and most U.S. […]

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045 – Bass Player: Bryan Beller

045 – Bass Player: Bryan Beller

November 15, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Bryan Beller is a bassist, composer, writer,  solo artist, and contributing editor for Bass Player magazine.  He has played with several musicians including Steve Vai, Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa), Dweezil Zappa, his wife R&B / soul singer Kira Small, and as member of the touring band Dethklok – from the Adult Swim show Metalocalype.  Josh Almond interviews […]

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