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Luverne band, Beautiful Kingdom, featured on 'Postcards' April 7

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Lori Sorenson

On Thursday, April 7, Pioneer PBS will release a new “Postcards” series that features Minnesota artists, including the Luverne-based band, Beautiful Kingdom.
The three-piece band, Beautiful Kingdom, features Matthew Stensland-Bos of Luverne, Nadia Sessen, originally of Montreal, Quebec, and Tyler Bryce, originally of California.
They have since played all over the area, including as a headliner at Levitt Shell in Sioux Falls, and are working on their full debut album.
For the Postcards feature, Pioneer PBS film crews recorded and interviewed the musicians in the home of Matthew’s parents, Doug Bos and Lynette Stensland, west of Luverne on County Road 5.
“It was really neat,” Bos said. “Matthew likes the acoustics in our dining room.”
Pioneer PBS promotes the April 7 airing with a description of the band. “Each of these singer-songwriters was creating music on their own for nearly a decade before hearing about each other,” the promo says.
 Beautiful Kingdom formed in 2019 after years of talking and dreaming about creating a band together, according to Stensland-Bos.
“This band is not only a personal dream fulfilled for each of us, but part of a larger vision for what music and the world can be,” he said Tuesday. 
The band’s full songs are available to listen on the usual streaming platforms, such as Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music. 
Samples of the singles releases are available on the band’s website,, which also features several videos and images at the acreage where Stensland-Bos grew up.
When asked about the meaning of their name, Sessen replied, “We’d like to bring heaven on to earth. We’d like to make it the most beautiful place possible.”
The Postcards stories will be available for online viewing starting at noon through the station’s website: and YouTube Channel.
The program will be aired over the Pioneer PBS broadcast network on April 7 at 7 p.m.
Thursday’s series will also feature multimedia Indigenous Inkpa Mani and Renville author Patricia Buschette.
The next local performance of Beautiful Kingdom will be Friday, June 3, at Take 16 during Buffalo Days weekend in Luverne.

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