Jim Ed Poole Feature Archive

It's been twenty years since Neal and Leandra starting singing together. Since then, they've released several recordings, got married, started a family and have made a career out of their music and engaging personalities. (04/17/2007)
One wouldn't guess Tom Feldmann grew up in the Midwest after hearing his latest CD, and that's exactly the sound he was aiming for. (03/27/2007)
So what's it like to have a rock star produce your folky-bluegrass album? Ask the women of Uncle Earl. They're touring right now in support of their CD, "Waterloo, Tennessee" which was produced by John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin. (03/02/2007)
In 1979, a young Rickie Lee Jones got a big taste of success from her debut self-titled album and the hit song, "Chuck E's in Love." Today, she's back on the road touring in support of her new record, "Sermon on Exposition Boulevard" and she says it was the right thing to do at the right time. (02/23/2007)
Patience pays off for Molly Maher, as she feels her new album - while not her first - contains some of her best work. (02/20/2007)
The Chanhassen Dinner Theatres were granted permission to take an Irving Berlin film musical and premeire a new stage musical from the 1948 film, "Easter Parade". The film starred Fred Astaire and Judy Garland. (02/14/2007)
Chris Cunningham and Johnny Hermanson have been playing together since high school, and this familiarity creates a chemistry that impressed both Grammy-winner Dan Wilson and Red House Records. (02/12/2007)
The New Riverside Ramblers have been a big part of Minnesota's traditional Cajun music revival for years. They make regular appearances around town to promote the Louisiana music and even offer dance lessons at their shows. (02/04/2007)
Peter Mulvey, a product of Wisconsin and a regular performer in The Morning Show playlist, is touring the country constantly. He even books some regular gigs in Ireland where he met Clive Barnes, a respected guitarist and singer in his own right. (01/22/2007)
The last time you heard "You'll Never Walk Alone" you were probably wearing a robe and carrying a diploma. But did you know where that song came from? It's from the Rogers and Hammerstein show, "Carousel" and it was an unusual musical for it's time. (01/19/2007)
French violinist Raphael Fraisse found a home in Minnesota with the explosion of the "hot club" music scene. (01/18/2007)
Two sets of bagpipes in one room at the same time. Sounds impossible, but the result is lovely when it is members of the Minnesota-based Celtic ensemble, Piper's Crow. (01/17/2007)
Randy Weeks' name isn't right at the tip of your tongue when you think of hit songwriters, but after Lucinda Williams recorded his song, "Can't Let Go" on her record, "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road", people began to take notice. (12/29/2006)
Growing up without a TV isn't all bad, according to Alice Peacock. Now living in Chicago, Alice hails from White Bear Lake, dontcha know. And she's quick to revert back to a heavy Minnesota accent on cue. (12/27/2006)
Free Range Pickin' has been quite busy this past year, although not necessarily together as a bluegrass band. They've been able to get together the last three years for a special holiday show at Minneapolis' Cedar Cultural Center. (12/06/2006)