This Month’s Episodes

See what’s coming up this month on Coffee & Guitar.


May, 2024

Darin Bergsven, solo guitar 



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May, 2024

Darin Bergsven, solo guitar


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May, 2024

Featured Guest: Jason Wussow


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May, 2024

GONE CAMPING! Enjoy this rerun from May 22, 2021, featuring Maxi Childs, FIRST EVER guest on C&G!


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There Is A Mighty Forest

A mighty forest of great guitar players in northern Minnesota that stretches from the shore of Lake Superior to the headwaters of the Mississippi. Coffee & Guitar brings those great players together to make music, and to share their guitar stories and insights.

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Coffee & Guitar is a weekly hour-long livestream that celebrates and tells the story of the guitar music and guitar players of the Minnesota Northwoods. It streams live every Saturday morning from Darin Bergsven Guitar Studio in Duluth, MN, near Chester Creek and features monthly guest guitarists from across the region. Join me live or enjoy anytime at your leisure.


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Guest Singles

Highlights from past featured guest performances on Coffee & Guitar.

Guest Sets

Full episodes of past featured guest performances on Coffee & Guitar.

Solo Sets

Past full length episodes of solo performances on Coffee & Guitar.

Featured Guests

Upcoming Guests

The 2023 Season of Coffee & Guitar was packed with awesome guest guitar slingers from across the Northwoods. 2024 starts off strong with Jason Wussow, Aurora Baer, Teague Alexy, and more!

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This Month: Jason Wussow!

Jason Wussow is a cornerstone of the Duluth music scene. Wussow’s Concert Cafe hosts national touring acts as well as local musicians; Wussow’s stage has brewed up some incredible local music over the years. Be sure to check out One Week Live, a local music festival and compilation CD that Jason puts on each year. He just released Volume 21!

Not only is Jason an incredible venue manager, he is a great guitar player and has been frontman of many great Duluth bands including: No Room To Pogo, Fuzzy Ellis, Yeltzi. Jason currently plays with bassist Veikko Lepisto as one half of Woodblind, an acoustic Ska duo that will definitely make you wanna get up and dance!

Join us live on Saturday morning, May 18, at 9 for an upbeat morning of guitars playing upbeats! We’ll play guitar, we’ll have coffee, we’ll dance, you at your place, we at mine, but here, online, together.

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Past Guest

There have been so many AMAZING Northwoods guitar giants on Coffee & Guitar, from Sam Miltich, Skarlett Woods, to Alan Sparhawk! Check out singles and full episodes from all of our fabulous former featured guests on YouTube.   

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Northwoods Blues Licks

Look for a new installment each month!

Northwoods Blues Licks is a series of instructional videos, each featuring a tasty blues lick improvised by a past guest.

This series offers detailed insight into local guitar legends’ approaches to a very common musical form: the twelve bar blues and provides for an exchange of melodic ideas among a community of Northwoods guitar players who are deeply interested in each other’s playing and are connected through a shared love for this place, its people, and its music.

Check ’em out! Leave a comment! Let me know about the lick you learned from your favorite local lead guitar legend and how you use it in your playing! Take a quick video of yourself playing the lick and drop a link in the comments!




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Darin is a fiscal year 2024 recipient of a Creative Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

This work is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council.