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. 

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