Heatbox is the alter ego of Aaron Heaton, a Minneapolis based vocal performer who mixes beatboxing and acapella with a number of looping effects to create rich and complex songs with a hip hop vibe. He talks to Will Moore about his process and lets his unique personality out.
A few decades ago in his Detroit home, Don combined playing the blues with an auto parts business, but the business had trouble with crime. So Don and his wife decided to move, blues included, to a different place. Don talked with Phil Nusbaum about his life and blues.
He goes by Detroit Don King because that’s where he comes from. You can catch Don’s blues band at the Black Dog in St Paul, Friday Aug 24 at 7pm. A few decades ago in his Detroit home, Don combined playing the blues with an auto parts business, but the business had trouble with crime. So Don and his wife decided to move elsewhere.
Friday night, Debbie Duncan sings at Vieux Carre from 9 till midnight. Then on Sunday Aug 19, she does a completely different show at Crooners with her brother William and Twin Cities gospel singing legend Robert Robinson. When Debbie talked with Phil Nusbaum, they started with Debbie featuring tracks from her new CD at the Vieux Carre show.
Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! A musical salad dressed with Becky Kappel, Dessa, Jake Nelson, Nigel Egg and others; and topped off with outstate artist, PeatMoss & the Spreaders. What more could you want for your musical sustenance? And we share weird beer names–all on MHB!
Tim Styles is an Americana musician and songwriter currently living in Bakersfield, CA, but was born and raised in Grand Marais. He stopped by WTIP during a rare trip back to his hometown. He speaks with Will Moore about his inspirations for songwriting, his latest rock-and-roll tinged EP ” Pilgrim Road”, and making the move from Minnesota to Nashville and beyond.
Nick Muska and Lauren Cooper are an Americana duo from Superior, Wisconsin. Despite having only been playing together for less than a year, they have already developed terrific chemistry while songwriting and performing. They make their radio debut on WTIP during a segment with Will Moore and Carl Solander.
True Grass is a talented and experienced bluegrass group hailing from all over Northern Wisconsin. Before a show at the Wunderbar in Grand Marais, they stop by WTIP for a live in-studio session with their old friend Carl Solander – taking over this week’s edition of Scenic Route.
True Grass Trio is:
Jed Malischke – banjo, dobro, vocals
Bruce Qualey -bass, vocals
Tom Draughon – guitar, vocals
Cory Healy is a local composer and drummer with a Great Melodic Sense whose jazz Mission is to Integrate Wide Influences into the style of his band, the Beautiful Sunshine Band. One of the things the band does well is “dark.” That’s why Phil Nusbaum first asked Cory where the band’s bright name came from.