Prairie Public premieres new season of Prairie Musicians

Prairie Public is debuting a new season of Prairie Musicians to focus the spotlight on regional talent — recorded live in Prairie Public’s downtown Fargo studio in January 2020. Thirty-minute sets from each group will premiere on Thursdays, beginning May 7. The shows will also be available on the PBS Video app and on Prairie Public’s YouTube channel.


May 7

8:30 p.m. Stovepipes is a group of four powerhouse musicians whose on-stage energy rivals their gritty blues/rock blend.
9 p.m. The Jensen Sisters are winners of the Midwest Country Music Association’s New Artist of the Year. They have fun performing their music, and it shows.
9:30 p.m. Meat Rabbits is a talented group that combines traditional polka, contemporary rock and pop music for a show with costumes, props, an accordion and a big wooden stump.


May 14

8:30 p.m. Chris Koza is a composer who combines pop, rock, folk and indie to create his own form of Americana-style music. Jourdan Myers joins him for this unplugged set of his latest tunes.
9 p.m. The Vistas have become well known for their unique funky soul sound. They perform a mix of new tunes, including “Cascades of Atlantis,” and some original favorites.
9:30 p.m. Dan Israel has been creating folk rock for over two decades. He performs his heartfelt lyrics, sweet melodies and infectious hooks from his album “Social Media Anxiety Disorder.”


May 21

8:30 p.m. Robb Justice and his band perform a mix of Americana and old country reminiscent of wide-open landscapes. The lyrics are stories married to music.
9 p.m. Scott Prebys and Jazz Friends is a ‘who’s who’ of jazz musicians who impress with a unique improvisational set of American Jazz standards.
9:30 p.m. Fargo Spelemannslag is an eclectic group of talented musicians dedicated to inspiring, strengthening and energizing the Hardanger fiddle music and dance community. 

Sabrina Halvorson

Sabrina is the anchor and reporter for the Dakota News Network, as well as digital director and farm broadcaster for American Ag Radio Network. She travels a lot for the network and enjoys sharing stories and photos from the road - and sometimes the road of life.

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