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Heatbox on the Scenic Route

Heatbox on the Scenic Route



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.

Annie Mack Combines Spirituality and Social Awareness in Powerful New CD

Annie Mack Combines Spirituality and Social Awareness in Powerful New CD

Annie Mack says that the music of the church and protest go hand in hand. You hear those influences and more in Annie’s new recording project. We’ll listen to a bit of the title song, Testify, and then Annie talks about the inspiration for the project.


Kenna Rose sings Christmas songs on Roadhouse

Kenna Rose sings Christmas songs on Roadhouse

Cook County musician Kenna Rose joined Ann and Will virtually to perform some holiday songs. They also chat about some of their holiday traditions.


Matthew Ecklund shares an update on his sailing adventure

Matthew Ecklund shares an update on his sailing adventure

Matthew Ecklund is the captain of the Hjordis at North House Folk School and has built a long and interesting career combining sailing expertise and boatbuilding with education.


New book tells the story of Quetico’s longest serving interior ranger

New book tells the story of Quetico’s longest serving interior ranger

Joe Friedrichs is just out with a book about Janice Matichuk, Quetico’s longest-serving interior ranger. The book is called Her Island. Ann spoke with Joe about the new book and the challenging process that went into putting it together.


MHB – VARIETY SHOW

MHB – VARIETY SHOW

Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! Lots of variety on this episode, including songs by new artists Chris Holm, Jake Hamond and Ron Arsenault and Canadian phenom, William Prince. And we report on five very strange beers–all on MHB!

(Aired 01/14/2021)


Virtual Festival Presents Curated Minnesota Music

Virtual Festival Presents Curated Minnesota Music

Each year, through its MN Spin program, the Hennepin County library acquires CDs by leading Minnesota musical acts. Then, the public can stream the music and library cardholders can download the CD tracks. This year’s list of 70 artists selected was given to the Hook and Ladder to curate into MN Spin Virtual Fest. The fest will be available at the hook mpls dot com at 7PM on January 21 and 28. Hook and Ladder curator Joe Holland talked to Phil Nusbaum about the curation process and the groups presented.


AV: Laura Goliaszewski, The Engaging Power of Story in Art

AV: Laura Goliaszewski, The Engaging Power of Story in Art

Show Me A Story, the current exhibit at The Harlow/Kleven Gallery within the Watermark Art Center, inspires curiosity by inviting the viewer to engage thoughtfully with each work. Laura Goliaszewski curated the show. In this Area Voices segment she discusses the cultural relevance of art, the current and upcoming exhibits, and how experiencing art allows people to more deeply experience themselves and more meaningfully move through the world.


Centerstage Minnesota, January 8, 2021

Centerstage Minnesota, January 8, 2021

Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music including Reina del Cid, The Bad Companions, Rich Mattson and the Northstars, Trampled by Turtles, Prudence Johnson, Alex Crankshaft Larson and more.


Ben Abrahamson’s Guitar Style Encompasses Diverse Musical Interests

Ben Abrahamson’s Guitar Style Encompasses Diverse Musical Interests

Ben Abrahamson is a finger-style guitarist with a knack for integrating multiple world and personal styles into his own playing. In an interview with Phil Nusbaum, Ben told of his first major influence, Leo Kotke.


MHB – MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION OF SONGWRITERS

MHB – MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION OF SONGWRITERS

Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! Our first show of 2021 features artists from the Minnesota Association of Songwriters, including newbies, Paul Nye & The Sun Dogs. And we laud Shiner’s Brewer’s Pride Balcone’s Bock. All on MHB!

(Aired 01/07/2020)


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