Street Sounds: Mitch Rice

Bloomington, Indiana is home to a variety of musicians who hone their skills and spread the joy of music through impromptu performances around the city. From the Community Farmers Market to a street corner on Kirkwood, Artworks will highlight these fixtures of the local music scene in our new series Street Sounds.

In our first installment, a conversation with musician who’s long been a part of the city’s landscape, whether strumming for downtown gallery-goers on first Fridays, or enthralling the zero-to-six set on Saturday mornings.  WFIU’s Yaël Ksander spoke with Mitch Rice, who brought his ukulele along for the occasion…

The Street Sounds series is made possible through support from the Bloomington Community Arts Commission and the City of Bloomington.

Hear Yaël’s archived piece from Election Day 2008, when Mitch set up at the Monroe County Courthouse to entertain voters.

You can hear more of Mitch’s music, and see photos from his bike rides through the Hoosier uplands, at his blog.

Yaël Ksander

Raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Yael holds a MFA in painting from Indiana University, an MA in art history from Columbia University, and a BA from the University of Virginia, where she studied languages and literature. She joined WFIU in 2000, where she hosts music and talk programs, and produces features on artists, writers, musicians and other creative people for Artworks. Yael co-hosts A Moment of Science and writes essays for A Moment of Indiana History. She enjoys getting to know WFIU listeners--from those who submit commentaries for Speak Your Mind to those who provide the comments she reads on Saturday mornings.

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