The Local Spin

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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 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.

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 John Davey. He's made music across the Midwest, from Indiana to Tennessee and currently, the wilds of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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 the inaugural edition of The Local Spin, we feature Alex Watanen, also known as Gerko. He's a rapper, poet and punk rock musician from Michigan, who's been making noise throughout the Midwest for over a decade.

Kurt Hauswirth

Are you a local musician in the Upper Great Lakes region? Public Radio 90 wants to hear from you. We want to share video performances, interviews, as well as consider locally produced music for airplay on The Shuffle with Kurt Hauswirth, as a service and feature called The Local Spin. This is a threefold initiative for championing and discovering local music: