State of Art: Indie Alaska, SpongeBob and the music of Dan McElrath

This week on State of Art we’re checking out the newest episode of Indie Alaska called “How Running Ultramarathons Saved Carol Seppilu’s Life.” We’ll also hear about one Sitkan’s musical fingerprints on the “SpongeBob SquarePants” cartoon. We wrap up the episode with a track from long-time Alaska musician Dan McElrath who is playing two going away shows this summer.


Meet the Sitkan behind the ‘crappy clarinet playing’ of Squidward Tentacles:

Music from Dan McElrath:

Dan will being playing a show at Jack Sprat in Girdwood on June 18 and another with his 18-piece band at the MatSu Lodge on Wasilla Lake on July 16.

Ammon Swenson is Alaska Public Media’s Audio Media Content Producer. He was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from UAA in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and integrated media. He’s previously worked for KRUA radio, the Anchorage Press, and The Northern Light.

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