Pete Farmer is no farmer. He's a one-man-band: this week on the Green Room

May 8, 2015

Credit Tom Carr

Pete Farmer isn’t opposed to playing with other musicians, but it can be a pain to coordinate. Sometimes he just wants to play by himself – and that’s why he created a drum contraption that turns anyone into a one-man or one-woman-band.

Plus, author Stuart Dybek is a genius – at least according to the MacArthur Foundation which gave him one of its so-called 'genius grants' a few years back. We hear from him in advance of an appearance in northern Michigan next week.

Credit Ray Weigel

Wait, why is it called the Green Room again?

Fans wait for Joshua Davis at State Theatre.
Credit Ray Weigel

A green room is a space where performers hang out between the dressing room and the stage. It's a place to relax, that usually has a couch and some snacks. So think of the Green Room on Interlochen Public Radio as your backstage pass into the world of the arts each week.

There is some irony with the name. Though IPR constantly hosts artists as they perform live from our very own Studio A, we don't actually have a green room in the building. We don't even have a couch!

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