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Talking Music, Faith and Journalism with Music Writer Aarik Danielsen

Janet Saidi

What is the sound of mid-Missouri? 

For Columbia music writer Aarik Danielsen Columbia's location along the I-70 corridor, and in the middle of the country, brings lots of influences and some great acts that the Columbia kids grow up on.

But in spite of key music venues like the Blue Note and influential festivals like Roots N Blues N BBQ, our town also makes for a music scene with some volatility - being a college town, many acts tend to move on. 

Danielsen, an arts and entertainment editor at the Columbia Tribune, unpacked some of these ideas with us, and introduced us to some of the sounds currently in rotation for him, including: Columbia band Loose Loose, local musician Noah Earle, Brittany Howard, David Wax Museum, and, of course, Wilco.

Janet Saidi is a producer and professor at KBIA and the Missouri School of Journalism.