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.
Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music.
Jared Munch is currently on the trip of a lifetime, stand-up paddleboarding from Duluth to the Arctic Ocean. His trip took him through Grand Marais and he took a short break to stop by the WTIP studios and talk to Dave about his trip.
You can follow along with Jared’s journey here.
Project Bike is a Minnesota-wide bicycle tour with visual artists and their studios setting the destinations. For the past four years,
creative leader Dana Sikkila has set out on an art/bike tour, advocating for the idea that every artist has skills and creative ideas to help grow and sustain our communities. This year, her destination is Grand Marais, and she’ll be here in mid-July. Dana joined The Roadhouse by phone and chatted with Dave about the project.
You can learn more about Project Bike here.
It’s a Roadhouse tradition to find out about all the new foods the Minnesota State Fair offers each summer. Julie chats with Nikki Hines from the Fair to find out what we can expect this year. A full list of the new foods is available here.
Colleen Myhre returns for a live music session on The Roadhouse. She also chats with Dave about her upcoming summer plans.
This weekend is North House Folk School’s wooden boat show, and the weekend’s featured speaker, writer and researcher Douglas Brooks, joined Brian on The Roadhouse to chat about his experiences as an apprentice boat builder in Japan.
You can learn more about Douglas here.
More information and a schedule of events for the wooden boat show can be found here.
Minnesota Sea Grant, National Park Service, and Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa are offering three two-day overnight camp experiences for new and beginning campers. Each trip begins and ends at Grand Portage National Monument and includes a day trip aboard the Sea Hunter III to the Windigo Visitors Center on Isle Royale National Park.
The deadline to register for these camp experiences is Monday, June 17. More information and registration is available on the Minnesota Sea Grant website under news and events.
Brandon Seitz, biological science technician with the National Park Service, joined Dave on The Roadhouse to tell us more about this opportunity.
This weekend Bemidji State University will host a Native American Flute Festival.
Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! This episodes titles all contain the word “I” including one by out state maven, Laurel Hay and Bob Muscovitz’s “Wish I Could Fish.” And we report on how breweries are booming in Minnesota. All on MHB!
Michael Hauser has been playing flamenco guitar in the Twin Cities for over half a century. A great place to catch him is at brunch at the Loring, every Saturday, like this Saturday July 7, from 11-2. Recently Michael talked to Phil Nusbaum about Spain and flamenco creation.