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Mr. B's Joybox Express Begins A 2,000 Mile Mississippi River Road Ride

on September 4, 2014 - 8:39am

By: David Fair /  89.1 WEMU  -  09/01/2014
Drawing on the powerful time-honored tradition of traveling shows,  Mr. B’s "Joybox Express" will ride the Blues Highway beginning today and running through December.

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Mr. B’s Joybox Express coming to Itasca State Park

on September 4, 2014 - 8:32am

Park Rapids Enterprise  -  08/23/2014
Itasca State Park is hosting Mr. B’s Joybox Express Monday, Sept. 1 for a sendoff concert at 10 a.m. at the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center in Itasca State Park.  Combining athleticism and artistry, Mr. B’s Joybox Express is...

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What I Did This Summer, or How I Ended Up on Mr. B's Joybox Express With Jeff Daniels

on August 28, 2014 - 4:10pm

By Khalid Hanifi  / Huffington Post  -  08/21/2014
It started when my friend Mark Braun, better known as the blues and boogie-woogie piano phenomenon Mr. B, asked me to go for a bike ride with him, or rather with him and his custom built piano-bike contraption, the Joybox Express

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Joybox Express Ready To Roll: Mr. B Prepares To Hit The Road

on August 28, 2014 - 3:59pm

By Patrick Holubik /  WEMU 89.1  -  08/19/2014
WEMU's Michael Jewett sits down with Mr. B (Mark Braun) to talk about his efforts to traverse the length of the Missisippi River by piano bike to promote and increase access for children's arts and athletics programs in local communities all over the US.  

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Pianist is keyed up about mixing art and athletics

on October 10, 2012 - 9:06pm

By Scott Mervis / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It would be challenging enough to travel by bike if you were, say, a guitarist, a saxophonist or even a tuba player.

The man who goes by Mr. B hasn't put aside his dreams of touring on two wheels, despite being ... a pianist. In fact, he's made it the visual signature, or gimmick, of Joybox Express.


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