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GOT TO BE SOMETHING HERE event at Waldmann's Brewery with Andrea Swensson

When Mar 14, 2019
from 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where Waldmann's Brewery, 445 Smith Ave. N, St. Paul, MN 55102
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Swensson_Got coverAndrea Swensson will be at Waldmann's Brewery on Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. for a discussion and signing of her book, Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound, as part of the Ramsey County Historical Society Women's History Month series.


Beginning in the year of Prince’s birth, 1958, with the recording of Minnesota’s first R&B record by a North Minneapolis band called the Big Ms, Got to Be Something Here traces the rise of that distinctive sound through two generations of political upheaval, rebellion, and artistic passion.


"Got to Be Something Here nails the atmosphere that I grew up in. Clubs, policies, and things that didn’t make sense back then, after reading this book make all the sense in the world. I think anyone who wants to understand musicians who hailed from North Minneapolis needs to read it. There are answers in these pages." —André Cymone


"Swensson provides readers with a comprehensive vision of not only the best in popular music studies but also how individuals within disrupted neighborhoods can survive and prosper nonetheless, making sense, finding relevance, and taking pleasure in their everyday lives." —Minnesota History

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