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Moonlight still 'feels right' - podcast interview with songwriter Bruce Blackman of Starbuck

Dakota Spotlight took a break from true crime recently to speak with musician, artist and composer Bruce Blackman, the man behind the 1976 pop hit Moonlight Feels Right. The song is featured throughout season four of Dakota Spotlight, Chasing Billy, a pursuit for justice for William Wolf Jr.

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photo courtesy of Bruce Blackman
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In this bonus Dakota Spotlight podcast episode, host James Wolner steps away from true crime for a few minutes to speak with singer/songwriter Bruce Blackman .

Blackman's song Moonlight Feels Right is featured throughout season four of Dakota Spotlight 1 body, 1 mystery and 42 years of unanswered questions North Dakota's most macabre cold case is perhaps the gruesome murder of 21-year-old Billy Wolf, whose body was found floating in the Red River outside of Fargo in August of 1978. Billy's throat had been slashed and his body cut in half at the waist. Listen as the "Dakota Spotlight" podcast investigates this shocking crime and searches for answers.
Blackman talks about his life, his music, the 1976 pop hit and recalls freezing on stage in Fargo, North Dakota in 1977.

Listen to the interview with Bruce Blackman

RELATED: Plotting emotional landscapes with music - Canadian born composer Julia Kent Dakota Spotlight took a break from true crime recently to speak with musician, artist and composer Julia Kent. Julia Kent's music is featured heavily on Dakota Spotlight's first season, the Victor Newberry story. Julia shares her thoughts on music, travel, photography, melancholy and her creative process.

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True Crime podcasts BY JAMES WOLNER

  • How did Victor Die? The Full audio podcast about a mysterious death in Glen Ullin, N.D.
  • True crime podcast: The untold story of a Zeeland, N.D., couple and their tragic murders in 1976
  • The house on Sweet & 7th: the Erickstad homicides. Listen to Dakota Spotlight, a true crime podcast hosted by James Wolner of Forum Communications Co.
  • In "Chasing Billy: A Pursuit for Justice," Dakota Spotlight debuts episode 1 of a new season focused on unsolved 1978 murder Listen to Dakota Spotlight, a true crime podcast hosted by James Wolner of Forum Communications Co.

RELATED: Podcast homepage | Newsletter | Season 3 videos | Season 2: 1976 Zick murders | jwolner@forumcomm.com

James Wolner is a Digital Content Producer at Forum Communications Company, Fargo North Dakota and the creator, producer and host of Dakota Spotlight, a true crime podcast. He has lived the Upper Midwest since 2013 and studied photojournalism at California State University at Fresno. He is fluent in English and Swedish.
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