Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! Songs with SMILE in the title, including a new composition by Greg Connor & Carl Unbehaun, plus scads of tunes that’ll make you smile. Two tunes by new artists, Manny & Debbie Cortez, and a few non-smiling songs tossed in. Plus we report on the the Northwest Brewfest held in Thief River Falls last weekend–all on MHB!
The new song by NUNNABOVE is called “Connection.” NUNNABOVE is a group of four brothers and sisters from Woodbury who perform and record their own brand of pop. When Phil Nusbaum visited with the group, the talked turned to how NUNNABOVE fans were really liking the musical introduction to Connection.
Gillian Bedford has been painting and exhibiting for decades. Her most recent exhibit “Landscapes and Abstracts of the North Woods” is currently on view at the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, MN. Her daughter Amara Bedford is showing her first solo art show “A Visual Celebration of Nature as our Healer” across the street at the Old Central School in Grand Rapids. They’ve been inspiring and supporting each other creatively for decades. In this Area Voices learn about their individual journeys with art, how their family life cultivated wonder, Amara’s focus on art as therapy, their individual styles and processes, and of course their exhibits!
In this Area Voices segment, Magie Baumgartner discusses how being called a racist can be the beginning of critically important bridge-building as well as how Critical Race Theory expands understanding of history.
Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! Some artists on this episode include Cat Jahnke, Maygen & The Birdwatcher, and Practical Goods. Plus we report on whether or not you should drink beer after a workout–all on MHB!
Ben Miller is a New York based songwriter originally hailing from Minnesota, and the lead singer of The Federales, a folky country-rock group from the Twin Cities. He’s joined by frequent collaborator and Northwest Minnesota native Chris Holm for some live tunes on the Scenic Route, ahead of their show at the Gunflint Tavern in Grand Marais.
Alexander Craig is a Minnesota guitarist who’s been playing blues-influenced rock and roll for the better part of 20 years in the Twin Cities. Now releasing music under his true name, he has a new single out “Atmosphere You’re Under”. He talks with Will Moore about how a trade with his uncle sparked his music career, upcoming music videos, and more.
Cyr and the Cosmonauts, led by songwriter Eric Cyr of Duluth, have their second full length album out, called Songs to Sing Before We’re Dead. Eric joins Will Moore on the Scenic Route to talk about the myriad types of songs and sounds found on the record, and dives deep into his own creative process.
Many kids are heading back to in-person school, even as the Delta variant is spreading quickly. Dr. Jill Foster, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School, joined Ann to talk about vaccines for kids and what parents can do to keep their kids healthy.
WTIP’s The Roadhouse is supported in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.