Episode #21: Dark And Stormy

Originally Released Feb 07, 2017

When a water-logged stranger appears in the tavern Blake and Rick have little choice but to let him tell his tale of adventure on the high seas… We welcome special guests Abigail Mlinar of Tall Ships Duluth and Nicholas Pascuzzi of Vikre Distillery. Plus appearances from the mayor of Duluth, Emily Larson, and Don Ness (as the storyteller). Recorded on August 16th, 2016 in The Underground theater in Duluth, MN. Written by Blake Thomas. Story by Blake, Ryan Nelson and Mary Fox. Recorded by Nick Gosen. Edited, mixed and mastered by Blake and Nick.

Episode #20: DUL’EXIT

Originally Released Jan 24, 2017

When a rumor circulates about the mayor of Duluth leaving town, Zach proposes a drastic plan that divides the bar in half. But with a little help from Tom Brokaw the gang just might pull through. We welcome special guest Candace LaCosse of Hemlocks Leatherworks and we celebrate the music of guitar legend Scotty Moore. Recorded on July 19th, 2016 in The Underground theater in Duluth, MN. Written by Ryan Nelson. Recorded by Nick Gosen. Edited, mixed and mastered by Blake and Nick.

Episode #19: Boys And Girls

Originally Released Jan 10, 2017

Blake, Zach and Andy head to the woods to train for an ultra-triathlon while Mary and Katy hold down the bar. A new hire, a tap malfunction, and a surprise inspection put the ladies in a tight spot. In the woods things aren’t going much better for the gents. We celebrate some of our favorite female songwriters and we welcome special guest Jessie Erickson of Runa Yoga, plus an appearance from Duluth Mayor, Emily Larson. Recorded on June 21st, 2016 in The Underground theater in Duluth, MN. Written by Blake Thomas. Story by Blake Thomas and Mary Fox. Recorded by Nick Gosen. Mixed and mastered by Blake and Nick.

Episode #18: Purple Wormhole

Originally Released Dec 27, 2016

A discussion about Prince’s legacy leads to a spat and, tricked by Lil’ Angie, Blake finds himself in an alternate reality where everything is just a little different. Will he ever make it back to see the old gang again? It may all come down to some good old fashioned lesson learnin’. We celebrate the music of Prince and we welcome special guest Dave Grandmaison of The Duluth Experience, plus an appearance from Duluth Mayor, Emily Larson. Recorded on May 17th, 2016 in The Underground theater in Duluth, MN. Written by Andy Bennett & Katy Helbacka. Recorded by Nick Gosen. Edited by Blake Thomas. Mastered by Nick Gosen.

Episode #17: Carpe Diem

Originally Released Nov 29, 2016

The snow has melted. The birds are singing. Andy is overcome with spring fever. But the mood takes a somber turn when a mysterious note forewarns of impending doom. What is the gang going to do with their last few hours on earth? Seize the day, of course. We welcome special guest Eric Faust of Duluth Coffee Co. and appearances from Don Ness and Duluth Mayor, Emily Larson. Recorded on April 19th, 2016 in The Underground theater in Duluth, MN. Written by Mary Fox & Blake Thomas. Recorded by Nick Gosen. Mixed and Edited by Blake and Nick.

Episode #16: All Good Things

Originally Released Jun 07, 2016

In the season 2 finale it’s the grand opening night of Blake’s new bar, but things take a turn when the Mayor of Duluth, Don Ness, goes missing. Zach, Rick, Andy, and Katy split off to search. But will they find Don in time to and

save the day? Only time will tell… Featuring music from Charlie Parr & The Boomchucks, with special guest Don Ness in his last appearance as Mayor. The show was recorded on November 17th, 2015 in front of a live audience at The Underground (Duluth, MN). Written by Blake Thomas & Mary Fox. Story by Blake, Mary and Ryan Nelson. Recorded by Nick Gosen. Mixed and Edited by Blake Thomas. Original music from Charlie Parr & The Boomchucks.

Episode #15: Murder With A Cherry On Top

Originally Released May 11, 2016

When Cherry is found murdered, Damien calls in two hardboiled detectives to take on the case. But when Blake becomes their #1 suspect it’s up to Zach and Rick to uncover the truth and restore the gang’s Halloween cheer. With special guests: Duluth City Councilor Elissa Hansen and Dan Smith of Duluth Firefighters Operation Warm. The show was recorded on October 20th, 2015 in front of a live audience at The Underground (Duluth, MN). Written by Andy Bennett & Katy Helbacka. Recorded by Nick Gosen. Mixed and Edited by Blake Thomas.

Episode #14: Back To School

Originally Released May 10, 2016

When fat cat investor Dirk Dobblestock gives the gang a million dollars to start a folk school, they jump at the chance. But as time goes by they start to suspect that Dirk’s agenda might not be so philanthropic after all. Will they get to the bottom of it all and save the day? Only with the help of special guests Bob Monahan and Southwire of Chaperone Records. The show was recorded on September 15th, 2015 in front of a live audience at The Underground (Duluth, MN). Written by Blake Thomas & Mary Fox. Recorded by Nick Gosen. Mixed and Edited by Blake Thomas.

Episode #13: Follow Your Field Of Dreams

Originally Released Oct 14, 2015

In episode #13 Blake and the gang take to the baseball field when Cherry & Damien throw down a high stakes challenge. Sportsing Gary whips the crew into shape with his unique coaching style. Zach finds the secret weapon. Don Ness unveils his plan for the future & Mrs. Delicious sells ice cream (and make’s Blake blush). The show was recorded on August 18th, 2015 in front of a live audience at The Underground theatre (Duluth, MN). Written by Blake Thomas & Mary Fox. Recorded by Jon Brophy. Edited by Blake Thomas & Nick Gosen.

Episode #12: Into The Woods

Originally Released Sep 09, 2015

In episode #12 Blake’s backwoods vacation quickly takes a turn when he discovers that Zach has signed them up for a reality television show. The crew dukes it out against their rivals from Cherry’s Place and they discover what’s really lurking in the deep dark forest… With special guest Tom O’Rourke, executive director of The Hartley Nature Center. The show was recorded on July 21st, 2015 in front of a live audience at The Underground theatre (Duluth, MN). Written by Mary Fox & Blake Thomas. Recorded and mixed by Nick Gosen. Edited by Blake Thomas & Nick Gosen. “Trouble In Mind” (R. M. Jones, arr. Blake Thomas), “Sitting On Top of the World” (traditional), “Stones in the Water” written and performed by Brianna Lane. All other songs by Blake Thomas.