Podcast: Confessions of a Serial Songwriter with Izaak Opatz

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“Working at Glacier really provided a lot of metaphor. Being just in the woods, I think most people would agree that art just imitates nature. This is where metaphors originally come from. ~Izaak Opatz

This week, the Flathead Beacon’s annual music issue hit the stands. The stories featured focused on musical threads ranging from a guide to Montana summer concerts and festivals to musician profiles to new Flathead High School marching band uniforms. A profile, Confessions of a Serial Songwriter, was written by Flathead Beacon editor Tristan Scott and looked 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 reviews other news from the week, including Whitefish Mountain Resort’s end-of-season recap and Blacktail Mountain’s continued operation, as well as changes to biker rules. / Glacier National Park hikers.

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The music for this episode is “Thinking Music” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) and is licensed under Creative Commons: Per Attribution 3.0 license. The episode also includes 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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