Monroe Crossing perform in the Current studio

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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