9:30 Coffee Break: Minnesota musicians on 'Letterman'

David Letterman on the Late Show
David Letterman during an interview on the Late Show in New York City on June 13, 2011. (MC1 Chad J. McNeeley/Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff)

As David Letterman would say, tonight is "an historic night of television" as he concludes his 33-year career as a late-night talk show host. The guests for tonight's program remain tightly under wraps, but millions are expected to tune in as David Letterman signs off for the last time. Letterman's national presence on late-night television began on NBC in 1982, then shifted to his current slot on CBS in 1993 — comprising more than 6,000 episodes.

Although tonight's guests are unknown, one thing that is certain is that David Letterman has welcomed countless musical guests to his stage over the years, including an impressive roster of Minnesota musicians.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by Minnesota acts who have appeared on David Letterman's show? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


Atmosphere "You"
Trampled By Turtles "Alone"
Jeremy Messersmith "Bubblin'"
Lizzo "Bus Passes and Happy Meals"
Tapes N Tapes "Insistor"
Semisonic "Singing in my Sleep"

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