Chris Banta and Warner Swopes make up the band Brother O’ Brother. I had a great talk with Chris about the band, playing live, and his record company, Romanus Records.
Kirk Saffle’s new “Pain And Passion” EP is one of the favorite collections of music I’ve heard this year. This is a short review/preview. If you’d like to attend the EP release party on 9/21 at the Acorn Theater, you can get tickets at the link below:
This is the first installment of the Scott & Josh Show! Josh Mandell joins as cohost and we talk about South Bend, escape rooms, & all things Michiana.
The title of this post is borrowed from the title of Steve Martin’s comedy album released in 1980. It’s a fitting title for this collection of words. I have always loved comedy and comics. The…
The Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum in Elkhart, IN is a one of a kind museum that is dedicated to preserving and presenting comics and super hero memorabilia from the 1930’s to present day. Allen Stewart doesn’t a bunch of great stuff but knows his stuff as well. This was fascinating and nostalgic for me. I hope you enjoy the interview and give the museum a visit.
Make sure to check out The Hall of Heroes Comic Con coming up on March 11th & 12th:
Check out The Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum on Facebook:
Sam Ludwig is Director of Juvenile Detention for Elkhart County and has introduced Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI). Listen to this episode to learn more about Sam’s passion for helping our community.
Sam is available by email to answer questions about JDAI:
You can also follow Sam on Twitter:
Linsay Kelly & Rus Stanford make up the musical duo Linsay & Russell John. We find out how they met and how Rus was steadfast in his efforts to get them to make beautiful music together. We also learn that they are not married to each other! Rus is happily married and Linsay is happily single. Keep listening for an exclusive rendition of “Every Now and Then” at the end of the episode.
Jenni Miller is a great local artist, band manager, art curator, and has many other important jobs in the South Bend community. We talked about all those along with her growing as a person and all the people who have touched her life. We also learned some great things about Langlab in South Bend. That is an inspiring story by itself.
Jenni is the first artist to be featured on my “Hang Some Art On My Wall” effort. details about the picture currently hanging in my studio are below.
“Miss Lady Bird”
Mixed media collage with paper & acrylic
Price = $250
Check out Jenni’s Facebook Page:
And her Instagram:
Being busy and sick left me with no guest this week. I took the opportunity to talk about why & how I started the Michiana People Podcast, did a retrospective of the episodes to date, and threw out some ideas for the future. This podcast has meant a lot to me mostly because of the inspiring people I’ve met. I hope you have gained some knowledge and inspiration as well.
Jeff Thomas & Gary Stieglitz started off as home craft brewers. After they met at a school function, the idea for starting a brewery started to ferment. Now, Thomas & Stieglitz Brewing Co is a reality. With their new home on 5th St in Goshen, IN, Jeff & Gary are bringing their favorite craft brew to the world. The world (including me) is glad that they are. This was a great story and I really enjoyed learning about the brewing process.
Check out their website here:
Their Facebook Page: