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How A Norwegian — By Way Of San Jose — Became A Force In The Blues03:42Download

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Blues musician and producer Kid Andersen and his wife, singer Lisa Leuschner, hang out on the porch outside their home in San Jose, California. (Rachael Myrow/KQED)MoreCloseclosemore
Blues musician and producer Kid Andersen and his wife, singer Lisa Leuschner, hang out on the porch outside their home in San Jose, California. (Rachael Myrow/KQED)

The Blues Music Awards are coming up Thursday in Memphis, Tennessee. That's where you’d expect those awards to be held. But the event has ties to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Eight nominees are directly linked to a hefty, chain-smoking Norwegian from San Jose. Rachael Myrow (@rachaelmyrow) of Here & Now contributor KQED reports.

This segment aired on May 9, 2017.

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