Ostensoe, who has been performing professionally for more than 45 years, has recently released a new CD: "Whatever's Left of the Day". The performance for Pioneer Public Television contains songs from this latest CD in addition to long time favorites from Ostensoe's repertoire.
As a lifetime resident of southwestern Minnesota, Ostensoe is known for his laid back blend of country, folk and blues songs about the people, the wind blown prairies, the small towns and railroads of the region Ostensoe calls "just east of west."
The special concert was recorded in Appleton's historic Old Opera House, constructed in 1895, and is a part of an ongoing series of broadcast concerts featuring the musicians of Minnesota produced by Pioneer. Past On Stage in Western Minnesota concerts have featured Nashville recording artist Janelle Faiman of Olivia and Wiping Out Thousands, a Twin cities based electronica band.
Funding for On Stage is provided in part by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. Pioneer is currently seeking suggestions for other musical acts from the Pioneer broadcast area (which extends from Luverne to Detroit Lakes) for consideration for future broadcasts of On Stage. For more information call 800-726-3178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.