Interview

Kurt Hauswirth

The Local Spin is part of the new music discovery program The Shuffle with Kurt Hauswirth, where we feature local musicians on Public Radio 90!

On this edition of The Local Spin, we feature singer, songwriter and poet Troy Graham, as he releases his next album 'UnEarth Your Imagination.' It's an album of newly written tunes along with classic Troy Graham songs, some of which are put together with a full band for the first time on record. He worked with longtime musical companions Joel Rabine of 4th Arch Studios in Marquette (bass), Eric Aho (percussion), and Dale Carrier (guitar).

Kurt Hauswirth

The Local Spin is part of the new music discovery program The Shuffle with Kurt Hauswirth, where we feature local musicians on Public Radio 90!

On this edition of The Local Spin, we feature local troubadour Michael Waite, who's been working his magic in the Upper Great Lakes region for a number of years. He needs no introduction for most people in tune with the Marquette and Upper Peninsula music scene, but for those unaware, he's a singer, songwriter and entertainer with a gentle grace and a powerful voice.

Superior Arts Youth Theater

The next online production from the Superior Arts Youth Theater is coming soon. "Happiness is Homemade" by Quinn Xavier Hernandez virtually premieres online Friday, May 21, and has a dash of comedy, an appreciation for homemade food, and the unexpected. That all blends together in this ambitious multimedia production from SAYT, featuring youth talent from the Upper Great Lakes.

We spoke with director Sophie Sam about how the production came together, including the challenges of continuing to navigate socially distanced productions with the added challenge of filming in multiple locations in our region:


I Pray For My Enemies is the name of the first new recording in a decade from Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be named Poet Laureate of the United States. It's an album of singing, speaking and playing from Joy and a variety of top-notch musicians that seeks healing for a troubled world. It was released March 5th, 2021, and Kurt Hauswirth spoke with her about it. Hear the conversation below:


Kurt Hauswirth

The Local Spin is part of the new music discovery program The Shuffle with Kurt Hauswirth, where we feature local musicians on Public Radio 90!

zerodegreesgallery.com

Jason Schneider is the guest artist of the month at Zero Degrees Gallery for April 2021. He is an Assistant Professor of Furniture Design and Woodworking at Northern Michigan University, and works in the medium of laminated corrugated cardboard to make furniture and art. He also is a woodturner and teaches courses on woodturning and wood bending at NMU.

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Marc Himes and Jason Schneider about his art, teaching, and how they come together in what you can see at the gallery.

Hear the conversation below:


Kurt Hauswirth

The Local Spin is part of the new music discovery program The Shuffle with Kurt Hauswirth, where we feature local musicians on Public Radio 90!

On this edition of The Local Spin, we feature the collaboration between Jollygood (Luke Arquette) and Patrick Booth on their new EP, "Floe."

Kurt Hauswirth

The Local Spin is part of the new music discovery program The Shuffle with Kurt Hauswirth, where we feature local musicians on Public Radio 90!

Kurt Hauswirth

The Local Spin is part of the new music discovery program The Shuffle with Kurt Hauswirth, where we feature local musicians on Public Radio 90!

On this edition of The Local Spin, we feature Daniel Truckey. He's been making music from the shores of Lake Superior for quite some time, but says sometimes his music sounds like it's from other places as well.

zerodegreesgallery.com

Tim Trombley is the guest artist of the month at Zero Degrees Gallery for March 2021. He is a local landscape photographer in the Upper Peninsula, who primarily captures wide landscape, but his display at Zero Degrees is more than that.

Tim spoke with Public Radio 90's Kurt Hauswirth about his gallery at Zero Degrees, his photographic process and why he loves capturing images in the Upper Peninsula. Hear the conversation at the link below:


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