mno-buttonaha1Secret Stash Records, co-founded by Eric Foss and Cory Wong in 2009, primarily started as a reissue label releasing groove-based music from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Since then, they have evolved into producing new music, while maintaining a dedication to the same soulful sound.

Special Thanks:
John Miller, Audio Engineer

Additional Media:
McNally Smith College of Music, Justin Staggs
Minnesota Historical Society, Charles Chamblis Collection
Mike Barich
Wanda Davis
Sonny Knight
Ricky Washington
Mike Zerby

Sonny Knight and The Lakers
Sonny Knight, Vocals
Eric Foss, Drums
Sam Harvey-Carlson, Keys
Blair Krivanek, Guitar
Casey O’Bryen, Bass
Cole Pulice, Saxophone
Bryan Highhill, Trumpet
Tony Beaderstadt, Trombone

Minnesota Music in This Segment:
Sonny Knight and the Lakers
The Valdons

Secret Stash Records
McNally Smith College of Music
Minnesota Historical Society

This segment of MN Original was recognized with a 2014 Upper Midwest Regional® Emmy Award in the Historic/Cultural/Nostalgic – Single Story category.