This week, our summer rebroadcasts continue, with a show originally from last October at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee. The Milk Carton Kids perform their song about the River City, our staff blues singer Hilary Thavis sings "That's Alright, Mama," and theatre organist Tony Thomas plays a few tunes on the Orpheum's Mighty Wurlitzer. In Lake Wobegon, the Hedlunds dig up a local ghost story.
  • The Milk Carton Kids

    Two voices, two guitars - sometimes that's all it takes. Case in point: The Milk Carton Kids. Los Angeles-based singer-songwriters Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan spent a decade pursuing separate careers before they formed a duo two years ago, taking the name from the title of one of their songs, "Milk Carton Kid." With their close harmonies, deft guitar work, and deadpan humor, they quickly built a wide and devoted following. Earlier this year, they released their third album, The Ash & Clay (Anti Records).
  • Hilary Thavis

    Funny how things come together. Born in Rome, Italy, to parents from Minnesota, Hilary Thavis grew up loving music - especially folk music - from Woody Guthrie to Italian folk singers like Fabrizio De Andre and Francesco De Gregori. But it was the blues that ultimately captured her attention. Trouble & Truth is the 2011 recording from her band Gaia Groove. Now making her home in the Twin Cities, Hilary is working on a solo album of original songs.