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: 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 Vinyl & HiFi

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 Vinyl and HiFi, 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. 

 

Info. at: http://designweekhuntsville.com/

Arts Underground: Funny You Should Ask - Rayna Cahill

Saturday, March 27, 2021

We've got a brand new Funny You Should Ask with improv and stand-up comedian, Rayna Cahill. We talk about the moment she realized her natural talent, her successful endeavors in creating comedy shows, her thoughts on the rapport among the local comedy community and more. You can catch Rayna at Shenanigans Comedy Theatre and at comedy open mic nights around town. Related links are below.

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: Huntsville Botanical Garden- Container Gardening

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Katy Ganaway talks with Rachel Holland, Greenhouse Propagator of the Huntsville Botanical Garden , who lets us in on her secret to exercising creativity, keeping a calm, stable mind, and make staying at home not so boring... Container Gardening!

Arts Underground: Funny You Should Ask - Brandon Ijames

Saturday, February 13, 2021

In this episode of Arts Underground, we're bringing you a new segment called, 'Funny You Should Ask.' In this series, we'll talk with comedians in the TN Valley to get to know their style, hear first gig stories, and plenty more. Brandon Ijames is our first guest, a quick-witted comedian and veteran of a local comedy showcase that debuted in 2012, Homegrown Comedy. Related links are below.

Arts Underground: Lowe Mill's New Mosaic

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Lowe Mill has a new mural, but it's not just any mural -  It's a mosaic created from several thousand hexagon tiles. Roberto Salcido and Max Lizarraga created the piece inspired by traditional beadwork and donated it to the Mill in celebration of Huntsville, 7 years residence, and new citizenship. 

Arts Underground: 1000 miles in Huntsville

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Lowe Mill artist David Nuttall is known for his realistic ficticious maps. He's also a cyclist, and now he's accomplished 1000 miles cycled in Huntsville's streets. Now, not only does he probably know the roads of Huntsville better than anyone, but he's also discovered quite a bit regarding segregation of neighborhoods. 

Dana Anderson Interview

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Dana Anderson is the very first artist with special needs in the south (that we know of) to have her own solo gallery exhibit, in Chicago's Magnificent Mile no less! They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and never is that more true than with Dana's art. Since she's nonverbal, we spoke with Dana's mother, Janet, about her journey and process. 

Arts Underground: Debbie Smith and the Child Ghost

Saturday, November 2, 2019

If you like a good ghost story, listen to this feature from Arts Underground where we brought in Debbie Smith to tell hers. If you like a fantastic scares-the-snot-outta-ya ghost story, turn off the lights and listen to this ghost story!! It's real, it's recent, it's local, and it's SCARY. 

Arts Underground: The Ghost of Stegar Brick

Saturday, October 26, 2019

In this Halloween special episode of Arts Underground, we hear the story of the Old Stegar Brick Mansion atop the highest hill in Nashville, rumored to be haunted, with secret tunnels somewhere below the foundation. Emma Petty woke up one night to see a pair of doors that hadn't been there before, and what was behind those doors frightened the entire family. 

Arts Underground: The Trip to Scotland

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Last year in October we debuted a travel episode dedicated to Iceland, and what a hit! So this year, we've dedicated one to Scotland. Listen for the sounds and stories of Scotland - specifically Edinburgh!

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