Monroe Crossing perform in the Current studio

Matt Thompson, Benji Flaming, Lisa Fuglie, and Art Blackburn of Monroe Crossing
Matt Thompson, Benji Flaming, Lisa Fuglie, and Art Blackburn of Monroe Crossing (MPR Photo / Mike Pengra)

Monroe Crossing does it the old-fashioned way: standing around one microphone, leaning in and backing off when they have to balance the overall sound of the five instruments and vocal harmonies. It's a dance they make about 150 times a year in concerts all over the Midwest.

They're hosting a bluegrass festival June 29, 2007 at the Carpenter Nature Center and stopped by the Morning Show studio to talk about it.

Songs performed: "No One Has to Tell Me What Love Is," "Mason Harris," and "Into the Fire."

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