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“Working in Glacier has really supplied a lot of metaphor. Just being in the woods, I think most people agree that art is just imitating nature. That’s where metaphors come from originally.” ~ Izaak Opatz
This week the Flathead Beacon’s annual music issue hit the stands. The featured stories focused on musical threads from a guide to Montana’s summer concerts and festivals to musician profiles to looking at Flathead high school’s new marching band uniforms. One profile, Confessions of a Serial Songwriter, was written by Flathead Beacon managing editor Tristan Scott and delved into the career of Whitefish-born singer-songwriter Izaak Opatz.
Izaak will be playing a release party for his new album, Extra Medium, in Missoula next Friday and he joined the podcast to talk about his inspirations, being a songwriter during COVID, and what his future holds.
Later in the show, Micah runs through some other news of the week including the end-of-season recap from Whitefish Mountain Resort and the continued operation of Blacktail Mountain, and changes to Glacier National Park’s biker/hiker rules.
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The music in this episode is “Thinking Music” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. The episode also features two songs from local singer/songwriter Mike Murray’s album We Are Like Warriors, “The Good Ol’ Days You’re In” and “Moment of Time,” used with permission.
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