Recorded in TPT‘s studios with a live audience, The Lowertown Line pairs concert-style musical performance with insightful conversation with the artists. These dynamic performance specials are made possible by the State Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
The Cactus Blossoms | New
Sunday, Oct 2 at 10pm
The Cactus Blossoms |
Monday, Oct 3 at 4am
The Cactus Blossoms |
Friday, Oct 7 at 10:30pm
Polica performs in front of a live audience at TPT studios in Lowertown, St. Paul. The band discusses their origin story, the fifth member of Polica, and the realities of the music business.
Friday, Sep 30 at 10:30pmTPT 2 Saturday, Oct 1 at 4:30amTPT 2
The Cactus Blossoms
With a sound that conjures up old school country and folk music, The Cactus Blossoms perform live at TPT studios in Lowertown, St. Paul. The Blossoms discuss their connection to Prairie Home Companion, their fondness for German electronic music, and the harsh realities of the entertainment business.
NewSunday, Oct 2 at 10pmTPT 2 Monday, Oct 3 at 4amTPT 2 Friday, Oct 7 at 10:30pmTPT 2 Saturday, Oct 8 at 4:30amTPT 2
Sonny Knight and the Lakers
Sonny Knight and the Lakers bring their exciting brand of soul and R 'n' B to a packed house at the Twin Cities Public Television studios. Sonny recounts his early years in music, coming home from the war in Vietnam to become a long haul truck driver, and gratitude around his second chance at show business.
NewSunday, Oct 9 at 10pmTPT 2 Monday, Oct 10 at 4amTPT 2 Friday, Oct 14 at 10:30pmTPT 2 Saturday, Oct 15 at 4:30amTPT 2
Davina and the Vagabonds
Watch Davina and the Vagabonds blow the roof off during a live performance at the Twin Cities PBS studios in Lowertown, St. Paul. The band performs a mix of classic jazz standards with contemporary originals; and Davina talks about the many hats she wears as a bandleader, her love of collecting "old" things, and her songwriting technique.
NewSunday, Oct 16 at 10pmTPT 2 Monday, Oct 17 at 4amTPT 2 Friday, Oct 21 at 10:30pmTPT 2 Saturday, Oct 22 at 4:30amTPT 2
Three singer songwriters are featured on this special compilation episode. Mayyadda is a recent college graduate who performs Periscope shows to hone her live performance techniques, Barbara Jean uses violin and banjo to connect to her childhood love of Americana music, and Mayda creates unique stage experiences using avant-garde theatrics.
NewSunday, Oct 23 at 10pmTPT 2 Monday, Oct 24 at 4amTPT 2 Friday, Oct 28 at 10:30pmTPT 2 Saturday, Oct 29 at 4:30amTPT 2