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The Homegrown Show, on BOB FM, Twin Cities, MN 

Just in case you missed it, I was a guest on the Homegrown Show with host Brandon Backstrom on BOB FM, out of the Twin Cities in MN. This station does a lot for the independent artist scene, and this show is a chance to showcase those artists. I've been a guest a few times over the years and Brandon is always a great conversationalist. 

If you missed the live broadcast, here is a link to download the replay.

The 3rd Annual Midwest Country Music Organization Awards Show 

What a weekend! I volunteer on the Board of Directors for the Midwest Country Music Organization and last weekend we had our annual event. It was hosted at the Medina Entertainment Center, and consisted of a workshop all day Saturday providing value and networking to the members. The 2nd Day is the awards show featuring 30 artists, 18 categories, performances, networking, red carpet, live streams, and a few beverages! 

We couldn't have pulled it off without our sponsors, volunteers, and team members. It…

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Moondance Jammin Country - Wrap Up 

Had a great time at Moondance Jammin Country in Walker, MN. It was my 7th or 8th year I think performing in the Lazy Moon Saloon. 

Had the pleasure of being introduced by Larissa from KB101 out of the Bemidji / Park Rapids area. Here's a link to her write up!


The Homegrown Show, BOB FM with Brandon Backstrom 4-19-21 

Recently sat down with Brandon for the Homegrown Show on BOB FM, 106.1 in the Twin Cities. We chatted about music, outdoors, and listened to some great tunes from other local artists. 

Oh we also checked out a few tunes from the new album "Welcome Back Old Friend". 

The show can be found at the link below if you missed it:




the "Just For Show, Show" w/ Ted H !! 

This Saturday, I'll be appearing on the Just For Show, Show. With Ted H. I had a chance to record on his most recent album, and he asked me to interview him. Or did he interview Me? I guess you'll have to tune in. 

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Pre-Order Opportunity, Coming Right Up - Welcome Back Old Friend 

The new album, "Welcome Back Old Friend" will be available for pre-order on iTunes on Mar 16th. I will post the link when it is available. The album features 7 songs performed by some amazing musicians and good friends. 

The track listing is as follows:

1. Didn't Kill Me

2. Road

3. Brothers & Sisters

4. Crow

5. April Day

6. Strong

7. Gypsy 

Award Winning Sweet and Smoky Chili 

So here's the poop. It's cold as hell out, everywhere in the nation. Now is the time for chili. Of all the chili recipes you will ever read, this is definitely one of them. 

Unlike most recipes on the internet, I'm not going to tell you anything about the story, or how it came to be, or the SUPER interesting story about chili on open plains during the discovery of the wild west. Let's get to it.



  • 1 lb Hamburger  
  • 1 Green Pepper Diced 
  • 1 Small Sweet Onion Diced 
  • 1 Can of Sweet Corn…
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The Healing Half with Miki Speer 

In January, I had the opportunity to guest on "The Healing Half" with Miki Speer. She hosts a weekly show about grief, and dealing with loss. Why did I belong on that show you ask? 

In 2018/2019 I had a nasty bout with a rare cancer, called a Germ Cell Tumor in my chest. It was quite an adventure, and Miki was kind enough to ask me to share some of my story, and my experiences with her and her audience. I enjoyed the chance to chat, and hopefully shared something of value to her audience. 

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Karina Kern Music - Harbor Lane 

I do a lot of my recording at North Fork Records outside of Delano on the mighty Crow River. Brandon runs that shop, and does a fantastic job. He's been working with Me, and other members of the Midwest Country Music Organization on various projects. So Brandon was working with another one of my friends, Karina Kern on her project, and I had the opportunity to sit in and add some guitar work. 

It was a fun opportunity and it's always a pleasure to collaborate with other artists. Check out the finished…

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