'Bar Yarns and Manic-Depressive Mixtapes', or, Music criticism, Minnesota-style

'Bar Yarns and Manic-Depressive Mixtapes', or, Music criticism, Minnesota-style

By Eric Rovie

Jim Walsh’s writing combines heartfelt personal stories with knowledgeable music criticism. Reading this collection feels like having a conversation with an old friend. 5 Dec 2016 // 7:30 AM

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