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The Scene was our Illinois arts & culture podcast through 2017. Rachel Otwell curated the podcast which provided full-length stories and follow-ups, links to other reports, and conversations with you.This podcast contained a range of stories from the world of arts & culture, from visual art to Springfield's DIY music scene, to profiles of interesting local characters. The podcast was about what makes artists tick, and the diverse culture that exists within our community.

Live At The Suggs: Ragna Rye

Ragna Rye is Alex Owens on guitar and vocals, Michael LaFrance on drums and Phil Sgambelluri on bass. 

They joined us for the 2015 'Thank You Fest' and played a set for an audience in the Suggs Studio here at the NPR Illinois station. They were joined by Jukebox Cassanova - you can here the performance/chat from their set below.

Ragna Rye is a Springfield group that has been playing local shows for fans of Americana and punk music – which makes for an interesting fusion. Alex Owen’s has an impressive vocal range and a nearly theatrical voice, making for music that sucks you in and takes you on a journey. So, what are you waiting for? Come along:

CLICK HERE to follow the band on Facebook and see when they are playing out.

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Randy Eccles
NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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