Ike Reilly passes through

Ike Reilly (left) remains calm as Chris Roberts displays his best radio interviewer face. (MPR photos by Euan Kerr)

So, both Chris Roberts and I were convinced Ike Reilly was from Michigan. Chris says it’s because I told him. I think I read it somewhere years ago.

Whatever. We were wrong.

“I’m from Chicago,” he told us when he visited the MPR studios this morning.

Of course we all know how quick many Minnesotans are to claim someone as a being from here.

Our colleague Dan Olson has commented that a layover at Minneapolis St Paul International is good enough for some, so we will be adding many unknowing-Minnesotans to the roster this Thanksgiving.

And they thought their biggest problem was the TSA screening…

Anyway, Ike Reilly’s long standing tradition of Thanksgiving gigs at First Avenue certainly gives him Minnesotan street cred.

He plays tonight with White Light Riot and John Swardson& Get Gone in support.

You can hear Chris Roberts’ interview tonight, but we thought you’d like to see some photos in the meantime.

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