The Radio Stars
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The Radio Stars

Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States | INDIE

Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States | INDIE
Band Country Americana

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Oct
02
The Radio Stars @ Norsk Hostfest - ND State Fairgrounds

Minot, North Dakota, USA

Minot, North Dakota, USA

Oct
01
The Radio Stars @ Norsk Hostfest - ND State Fairgrounds

Minot, North Dakota, USA

Minot, North Dakota, USA

Sep
30
The Radio Stars @ Norsk Hostfest - ND State Fairgrounds

Minot, North Dakota, USA

Minot, North Dakota, USA

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2009 CD - "Headin' West" available at www.radiostarsband.com
Digital downloads available at iTunes.com and cdbaby.com

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The Radio Stars provide great musical entertainment, blending traditional American Western music with an eclectic blend of roots country, blues, and roots rock and roll.

Their 2009 CD, "Headin' West" led to being chosen by Garrison Keillor to appear on "A Prairie Home Companion" in October.

The Radio Stars roots reach back to 1972 when Temple and Piepkorn began playing together while students at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN where they performed at local coffee houses and bars.

They continued their musical relationship in the regionally popular band Skunk Hollow, founded in 1974 and headquartered in the Twin Cities. Piepkorn left the group in 1978, returning to Fargo where he hooked up with Roger to form the popular club band, Wang Dang Doodle. In the time between then and now, RP, Smokey and Magic have reunited several times, most recently as The Radio Stars.

Since 2005 they have been performing regularly, playing a variety of special events and venues in the region. Champion fiddler Loy Larson rejoined the group in 2010 and has been bringing down the house with his stellar fiddle and mandolin work.

Although The Radio Stars play a variety of music, fans seem to be especially enthralled with their treatment of both modern and traditional Western-style music; keeping the old favorites alive while injecting their own distinctive sound and energy into their show.

The Radio Stars are:
“Magic” Merrill Piepkorn, Fargo, ND. In addition to his “magic” harmonica work, Merrill plays acoustic and electric guitars.
Gregg “Smokey” Temple, Mendota Heights, MN. Smokey plays acoustic, electric and pedal steel guitars. He also serves a Musical Director for the band, arranging much of the material. Smokey also recorded and mixed the “Headin’ West” CD.
Roger “R.P.” Sell, Hawley, MN. RP is just the bass guitar player for The Radio Stars.
Loy Larson, Fargo, ND. Loy has been bringing audiences to their feet for years with his amazing fiddle and mandolin playing.