Andrea Swensson is a music reporter at Minnesota Public Radio’s 89.3 The Current. She hosts The Local Show Sundays from 6 to 8 pm and hosts The O.K. Show podcast. Prior to her work at The Current, Andrea spent many years at the music editor of City Pages, where she founded the award-winning Gimme Noise music blog.
On this episode, Andrea talks about her upcoming new book about the Minneapolis sound “Got To Be Something Here.” She talks about pursing a career as a professional pianist into college and how she lost confidence in playing. Andrea also talks about the writers who inspired her to tell the stories of music and musicians and about her return to playing piano after a decade away.
We also nerd out a bit about Ani DiFranco.