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Composer Eddie Ojard stands at his keyboard as he pays homage to the 125th birthday of the Edna G. tugboat docked nearby. Ojard is a descendant of an Edna G. captain and operator of a tugboat company serving the Port of Duluth-Superior; Image by Robin Was

Pianist and composer Edward H. Ojard has been playing piano since the age of three and began composing music at four. Ojard now has a growing catalog of recordings and joins WPR "Simply Superior" host Robin Washington to share “Minnesota,” the fourth album by the prodigious 13-year-old from Two...

The band Smoky Gold performs live. Image courtesy of Smoky Gold

Americana singer-songwriter Danny Frank and Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Erin Aldridge join WPR's "Simply Superior" program to talk about their musical collaboration in the band Smoky Gold. The pair speak with show host Robin Washington in advance of upcoming concerts....

Photo courtesy of Bruce Nelson

Singer-songwriter Bruce Nelson, perhaps best known to listeners as the creator of the “Simply Superior” theme song, joins program host Robin Washington for an annual check-in conversation. Having last year told Washington his goal was to write a song a day, Nelson overachieved with 500 new tunes...

About Robin

Robin Washington is the host of WPR's regional program "Simply Superior" which airs on KUWS in Superior, WUWS in Ashland, WHSA in Brule, WSSU in Superior and WHWA in Washburn/Bayfield. Robin grew up in a Chicago family of black and Jewish civil rights activists. Participating in sit-ins and protests when...Read more

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