Eric Weicht is a former Cook County resident known for adventuring on bodies of water. He chats here with Will Moore about his most recent trip--canoeing down the Mississippi from northern Minnesota to Memphis through the month of November.
A new gallery space – sponsored and maintained by the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) has opened at the Northland Community & Technical College (Thief River Falls, MN) campus. The first exhibition features the work of artist and NCTC Art Director Christine Foster. The theme of the exhibition is related to the abuse of women – as they express their feelings of containment and freedom through art and the written word. Foster interprets those emotions and creates paintings to reflect what she has been told by these women.
Eli Bentley is a multi-instrumental songwriter living up the Gunflint Trail who most recently toured as part of Minneapolis bluegrass group Ginstrings, and is featured on their latest record “Size of Your Shadow”. He joins Will Moore on the Scenic ROute to talk about the new album and gives a live performance of his song “’45”.
O’Green is a folk duo from St. Paul of Sheri O’Meara and Tom Greenwald, who also play in the Twin Cities Celtic Group Locklin Road. They’re celebrating their anniversary by performing at Lutsen Resort over the weekend.
Dan Israel is a musicians from St. Louis Park, and a longtime member of the Twin Cities music community. His latest album is called Social Media Anxiety Disorder – and Dan talks about what that feeling means, along with the ins and out of the new rockin’ record, during an interview with Will Moore on the Scenic Route.
Abigail Arrowsmith is a wide-traveling fiddler who played with folk punk groups like Rail Yard Ghosts and steeps herself in various American fiddle traditions. During a journey up north she stopped by WTIP to give us a taste of her skills and shares thoughts about the appeal of playing traditional music, hitchhiking, busking, and more.
Jef Cerniak is a guitarist based out of Ely, MN who spent many years in the Grand Marais music scene, especially at the Gunflint Tavern. His influences range from jazz to rock to Carribean music, and his abilities have let him play all over the world. He shares his experiences with Will Moore, talking about playing in Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, and even with members of the Grateful Dead. The interview comes ahead of a performance with Rod Dockan at the Wunderbar in Grand Marais.
The Delphia Cello Quartet begins a monthly residency this Friday night at the Aster in Minneapolis from 8 till 10. The quartet is managed by Julia Floberg who also is one of the cellists. As we open this report, the Delphia Cello Quartet is playing a J.S. Bach piece for a dance form known as a sarabond.
Pavel Jany has led Natanya and Ticket to Brasil for decades. The group does bossa nova and related styles old and new. But the group values originality. In a conversation with Phil Nusbaum, Pavel told Phil Nusbaum that even the bossa nova classics everybody knows get new spins from Ticket to Brasil.
Next, Phil Nusbaum talks to Pavel Jany about the release of a new CD by Natania & Ticket to Brasil. The release party will be at the Dakota in Minneapolis, Sunday Nov 3 at 7PM. The self-titled CD has original music plus pieces that have been around awhile. But, Pavel told Phil Nusbaum that even the bossa nova classics everybody knows get new spins from Ticket to Brasil.
Frank Zappa once said, “If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.” That’s where we’re going today on Stay Human, with love letters to libraries. Sue Searing tells about finding her calling at the research desk, Christine Jenkins learns what NOT to do as a school librarian, Jeff Weintraub looks for the good parts in Adult Fiction, and Terry O’Brien gets busted for breaking the rules.