Arts Underground

Arts Underground is like no other public radio show, where we dig in and take an hour to excavate beautiful oddities that lie just beneath the surface, from around the world, and here in the Tennessee Valley. Soak in music from new artists, explore the Valley's local comedy scene, and revel in the rare art from creators living in the Huntsville area who make our community a special place to live.

Hosted by Katy Ganaway, Arts Underground airs Saturday from 2-3 PM ... or listen to a podcast below.

Arts Underground: Funny You Should Ask - Rocket City Improv

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Funny You Should Ask is back, this time with Matt Carter and Sparky Shelton of Rocket City Improv. We hear about their improv roots, what it takes to be a bonafied improv comedian, the art of listening and more!

Arts Underground - Kerry and the OKs

Saturday, March 26, 2022

This episode, we get the low-down on the brilliant local music teachers who make up Huntsville's newest live karaoke band, Kerry and the OKs. We also get a taste of their energetic sound, from rehearsal to gig.

Arts Underground: Independent Grooves - Offbeat Coffee Studio

Saturday, March 5, 2022

On this episode of Arts Underground, we present to you, dear listener, another installment of "Independent Grooves." We'll meet Kyle Husband, the head honcho at Offbeat Coffee Studio at Campus 805 in Huntsville, and learn how he started his combination coffee shop and record store.

Arts Underground: Funny You Should Ask - Ogre

Saturday, February 26, 2022

On Funny You Should Ask, we meet local comedian Ogre. He tells us about "killing" onstage, his thoughts on the connection between humor and intelligence and how comedy open mics can help preserve mental health.

Athens Limestone Public Library Podcasts: Amplifying Community Voices

Saturday, January 29, 2022

This episode of Arts Underground, Jennifer Baxter, ALCPL Library Director & local podcast host, tells us about something audiophiles won't find anywhere else- 4 unique podcasts with a hyper-local focus on Athens & Limestone County issues, people & history!

Arts Underground: Funny You Should Ask - Carl Paul

Saturday, January 15, 2022

It's the first Funny You Should Ask of 2022! This week, we meet Carl Paul, who makes stand-up comedy look effortless with his perfect deadpan delivery. His comedic charm lies within his openness in talking about mental health and his blue collar life.

Arts Underground: Independent Grooves - Urban Atlas

Saturday, December 18, 2021

On this episode of Arts Underground, it's another installment of "Independent Grooves." In the rosy spotlight is Lynsey Staggs, owner of eclectic record shop and all women-run biz incubator, Urban Atlas in Decatur.

Arts Underground: Independent Grooves - Vertical House Records

Saturday, November 20, 2021

This week on Arts Underground, a jewel in the crown of the treasured folks at the Lowe Mill, Vertical House Records is the latest local indie record store featured in our series, "Independent Grooves."

Arts Underground: Funny You Should Ask - Tim Kelly

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Funny You Should Ask on Arts Underground this week features Tim Kelly, a local comedian and cofounder of Huntsville's monthly comedy showcase at Theatre Huntsville, Epic Comedy Hour!

Arts Underground: Independent Grooves - Maxwell's Music

Saturday, October 23, 2021

This week on Arts Underground, we make our way over to Maxwell's Music in Downtown Huntsville to talk with owner Jarrod Maxwell. This is the second segment in our series here on Arts Underground, titled, "Independent Grooves."

Arts Underground: Funny You Should Ask - Elliott White

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Funny You Should Ask on Arts Underground this week features Elliott White, a local comedian and a host and producer on both Awesome Comedy Hour and Epic Comedy Hour!

Arts Underground - Dance Africa

Saturday, September 11, 2021

This episode of Arts Underground, Kerri-Noelle Humphrey, founder of the community dance festival Dance Africa, stops by to tell us about how this event will connect students with the roots of the music and dances they know today.

Arts Underground: Funny You Should Ask - Kimberly Wilson

Saturday, August 21, 2021

This week on Arts Underground, Funny You Should Ask is back, with our guest Kimberly Wilson. Kimberly is a local stand-up and improv comedian and the co-founder of Shenanigans Comedy Theatre in Huntsville. Kimberly tells us about how her background in improv crosses over in her day job as a schoolteacher, reestablishing her beloved independently-owned comedy theater in Somerville, AL to Huntsville and lots more. 


Funny You Should Ask is a series where we hear from comedians in the TN Valley, getting to know their style, hear first gig stories and plenty more. 


Arts Underground: Funny You Should Ask - Epic Comedy Hour w/ Scott Eason

Saturday, July 24, 2021

This week we have a special installment of 'Funny You Should Ask,' where we'll sit down with Scott Eason, one of the co-creators of Huntsville's local comedy showcase event, Epic Comedy Hour. Ten years ago, local comedians Scott Eason, Tim Kelly and Justin Ledlow began their quest to carve out a place for comedy in Huntsville, starting by sharing the stage at music open mic nights, and eventually finding a home base and a longtime partnership with Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment.

Arts Underground: Independent Grooves - Black Dog Grounds and Sounds

Saturday, July 10, 2021

This week on Arts Underground, we head to Madison, AL to meet with Cliff and Leslie Patterson at their brand new independent record store, Black Dog Grounds and Sounds, in the first segment in our new series here on Arts Underground titled "Independent Grooves."

Arts Underground: Blast Music

Saturday, July 3, 2021

This episode of Arts Underground, Annie Phillips, Huntsville Madison County Public Library's Digital Services Manager, stops by to tell us about the library's newest project, Blast Music.

Arts Underground: Artlady Sonya

Saturday, June 26, 2021

This episode, we sit down with Sonya Clemons, known endearingly to most as Artlady Sonya. We hear about Sonya's adventures and some of her favorite tunes!

Arts Underground: Funny You Should Ask - Ty Funny

Saturday, May 15, 2021

This week we bring you another installment of 'Funny You Should Ask' featuring local comedian and improv actor, Ty Funny!⁠ In this series, Katy talks with comedians in the Tennessee Valley to get to know their style, hear first gig stories, and plenty more.

Arts Underground: The War and Treaty

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Nashville-based husband and wife duo of The War and Treaty, Tanya Blount-Trotter and Michael Trotter Jr., are opening A Taste of Panoply in Huntsville (2021) with their unique blend of soul and Americana, sure to vibrate through the soul and get everyone on their feet dancing. We sat down for a phone conversation with the two dynamo musicians, where they tell us about working with legendary musicians in a pandemic, the role spirituality plays in their performance, and an anecdote about Tanya, from Michael, that sends everybody into a laughing fit.

Arts Underground: Design Week Huntsville 2021

Saturday, April 10, 2021

This episode, we're joined by Lauren Gowins and Amber Cornett, co-founders of Design Week Huntsville. It's a week-long event April 12-16, spotlighting designers in the Tennessee Valley of all levels and backgrounds, meant to show inspiring art students what Huntsville has to offer in the design industry. 


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