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Minnesota Music Sleuth: The Legend of the Buried Guitar

Local legend has it that when the Cedar Cultural Center was converted from a ​movie theater to a music room, a guitar belonging to West Bank folk star Spider John Koerner was buried in the venue’s foundation. Is the legend true? In the first episode of a new series from the Current, David Campbell takes on the role of the Minnesota Music Sleuth and sets out to uncover the truth behind the Legend of the Buried Guitar.

Host: David Campbell
Video: Nate Ryan
Producer: Jay Gabler
Illustrations: Andrea Swensson
Music: “The Lost Take” by Dosh
Thanks to Mary Ann Boe, Spider John Koerner, Deb Martin, Michael Rossetto, and the Cedar Cultural Center