Jessica Muessen, Tattoo Artist, Visual Artist


Photo courtesy of Ed DeWitt

Photo courtesy of Ed DeWitt

Jessica Muessen is a talented artist, poster artist, illustrator and is most well-known for her award-winning tattoos. Jessica has her own shop Tattoo Nouveau in Midland Maryland. Jessica recently garnered national attention for a Grateful Dead inspired envelope celebrating the bands 50th anniversary show. This show is full of fantastic information for people curious about tattoos and excellent advice for first time clients. Jessica also discusses process for creating art for her very successful gallery shows.




Jessica’s Interview:


For More information on Jessica:

 Facebook Page for Tattoo Nouveau

For bookings:

Jessica’s Art Page 
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Michael H. Thompson, Special Effects Photographer and Painter

10557214_676913575728460_7404299299170579054_nMichael Thompson is a digital artist, photographer and painter.  He has been exposed to art his entire life while growing up in Cumberland, MD.  After graduating from Frostburg State University with a Bachelor’s of Art (Graphic Design) he moved out of the area and has returned with an appetite for creating fine art.  Starting in 2011 Michael started to create pieces for local juried art shows. Subsequent to having a few years of luck in those shows and some encouragement, he decided to make his first series.

Michael also shares exciting information  about the newest spring event The Allegany National Photographic Competition and Exhibition.

Michael’s Interview:

For more info on Michael Thompson go to:

Current Show: Metropolitan Coffee House

Thompson Art website 

Michael’s Facebook Page

Upcoming shows@ Saville Gallery 5/5-5/30 @ Eye for art in Oakland in August

For more information: Arts Council Events


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Bill Dunlap, Artist, Painter


Bill Dunlap is an artist who tends to move around between Western Maryland, and New York City. Most of the art making happens here in Cumberland. His work as been shown in galleries, museums, and art fairs in North America, Europe, and Africa. His work is included in several permanent collections including the New York Museum of Modern Art and a recent acquisitions by the Universities of Maryland and Wisconsin.

Many of our listeners have noticed his large scale barn murals throughout the state of Maryland. His work has been featured extensively in art magazines, books and on many art blogs. He also works as in illustrator, and his images and cartoons have appeared in magazines and newspapers nationwide.

For more information on Bill click the link below:



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Shane Riggs, Editor, Author, and Playwright


Today we are lucky enough to talk to Shane Riggs.

Shane is the Editor in Chief of Allegany Magazine, published author with Song of the Red Sparrow Trilogy, and Playwright of four plays that have been produced and performed all over the country.


For more information on Shane and his projects:

Allegany Magazine 

Allegany Magazine Facebook Page

Shane’s Novels 

Terri Riggs Stephens Memorial Grant Information


Gina Powell, Musician & Artist




Gina Powell joins us on today’s show!  Gina is a well rounded artist from playing and writing music, to painting beautiful works of art. She describes her sound and painting as a fun throwback style. She is currently working on a new album and has some upcoming performances in the area.

See Gina Live: 

 February 20th @ Wisp Resort

March 13th @ Pleasant Street Morgantown, WV

 Check out the Following links for more information. 

Gina Powell Band Page

Gina Powell Facebook Page

Buy Gina’s 2009 Release 


Look @ Gina’s Art

Gina’s current show is on display at Dante’s until the end of the January.


Sam White, Farming and Environmental Activist


 555755_10100760610796919_217489897_n   On todays show we will be talking to Sam White, a local farmer and environmental activist. Sam was a wealth of information from farming to the fracking debate in Western Maryland.

Sam mentions websites below in the podcast here are the links for more information.

Farming Resources:

Cedar Rock Farm/ Leaning Pine

Joel Salatin

Lancaster Farming Newspaper

Acres USA


Fracking Debate:

Citizen Shale

State of Maryland

*If you are interested in the Fracking debate, there will be a anti-fracking rally at City Place in Frostburg on Feb. 7th .

Click the link and Enjoy!


Nathan Forbeck, Winter Gear





Nathan is featured on the show today, Nathan will be joining us throughout the year  to talk about outdoor gear of all kinds from clothing to camping  and everything in between.

Today’s episode features information about winter gear and the importance of the logic of you get what you pay for.


Nathan mentions some wonderful companies and websites to make all of your gear dreams come true!!

Marmot Clothing

Smith Optics


Sierra Trading Post





Jess Clay, Shift – Farm to Table Restaurant

jesclayOn today’s show we were lucky enough to speak with Jess Clay the owner operator of a new farm to table eatery Shift in Frostburg MD.

The mission of Shift is to source local foods and to eat with the seasons.

For More information on Shift check out their Facebook Page!



Below are links to local farms and organic distributors:

Frankferd Farms

Backbone Food Farm

Cedar Rock Farm

Rice’s Orchards

Firefly Farms

Goodness Grows

Deberry Farm

High Country Creamery and Market

Savage River Farms

Frostburg Grows


Rob Marker, Vinyl Guru


Our very own Cumberland Rock Star, Rob Marker is a great local drummer who is currently playing with three local bands. Rob is the former owner of Rebound Records and our vinyl guru. Rob is currently buying and selling records on a limited basis.

Click on the following links for more information:

Rob’s Vinyl Online Sales

Rebound Robs Rollin Records Facebook Page

Interested in selling albums give Rob a Call: 301-724-4903

Steve Suillivan, Potter


Steven Sullivan is a local potter who has been producing pottery professionally for the past eight years. Steve has been featured in many galleries and his studio is located in Frostburg MD.

This was a fun podcast you will learn all about the fun involved with a wood fired kiln.

For more information on Steve please use the following links

Steve’s Facebook Page