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Rayman

I've been in Twin Ports radio close to twenty years. I started in November of 1995 on talk radio WEBC AM 560. I joined the Kool 101.7 staff in 1998 and became the Afternoon Drive personality in 2001. In 2005 I was honored to receive a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD by the MINNESOTA ROCK AND COUNTRY HALL OF FAME, now the MID AMERICA MUSIC HALL OF FAME. I was born in Cleveland ohio and raised in Duluth. Although I've traveled to all but two of the fifty states, and lived in ten of them, I'm proud to call the Northland my home. Thank you for sharing part of your afternoon with me on Kool 101.7 over the years.
(Photo Kool Staff)
(Photo Kool Staff)
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Bayfront Blues Festival Owner Chris Mackey [INTERVIEW]

I recently had a chance to do a short interview with the owner of Bayfront Blues Festival, Chris Mackey. I always get pretty excited around this time of year because of Bluesfest, and I sure hope to see som

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iConcertsTelevision via YouTube
iConcertsTelevision via YouTube
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Bayfront Blues Festival Artist Canned Heat [INTERVIEW]

The 26th Annual Bayfront Blues Festival will have legendary Canned Heat headlining Saturday, August 9th, from 9:15-10:30. I interviewed the band historian and drummer since 1967, and he's the author of the best music book I've ever read, 'Living The Blues', Fito de la Parra. He tells us not only the story of Canned Heat, but also about the bands they played with, the historic Woodstock story, his playing with groups like the Shirelles, Platters, Shirley & Lee, Mary Wells, Etta James and many more.

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joespubfan via YouTube
joespubfan via YouTube
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Bayfront Blues festival Artist Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers (INTERVIEW)

Most everybody loves zydeco. It's happy music and the crowd loves it. Enter Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers who are not by any stretch your typical band. With their combination of zydeco, r&b, blues, funk r&r and pop, Bayfront Blues Festival goers will enjoy a well rounded show with this band.

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YouTube via Richard Pelletier
YouTube via Richard Pelletier
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Bayfront Blues Festival Artist Selwyn Birchwood [INTERVIEW]

Selwyn Birchwood has been called "a shooting star in the blues world," a "blues fireball" and Selwyn is "making waves, surprising people and defying expectations." Having interviewed him, and listening to his first album, 'Don't Call No Ambulance', I agree.

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(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
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Dunkin Donuts Soon to Arrive in the Northland, But Not Soon Enough for Rayman

It's no secret to my Kool listeners that Dunkin' Donuts is my all time favorite place to pick up a coffee with a doughnut.  When I lived in Boston, I had one strawberry or raspberry filled doughnut , and one coffee each day. In less than seven months, I dropped seventy pounds, and I wasn't hungry during the day either!

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