How to listen to ‘Come to Hand’ on WBAA’s Acoustic Blend with Barrett Myers at 8:00 p.m. EDT tonight


Neil McTavish records Justice Fuller’s violin on June IND’s “Come to Hand.” Chris June, Emily Larimer cheerlead (Photo by Dave Mason, ISPhotographic)

September 2021: Remembering…

air date: Saturday, September 11th at 8:00 p.m. EDT

It’s September and time for another installment of Acoustic Blend! This month we are building on last month’s theme (back to the beginning) and taking a closer look at memory. There are a LOT of local artists this month, so let’s jump in!

We’ll lead off with a track from Malachi Jaggers’ latest release, FearlessHow we remember something often informs our present state of mind (more on that shortly). Malachi produced both of my albums, and listening to this makes me want to get back into the studio. Go ahead and put this one on repeat.

We’re featuring (remembering) a number of local artists this hour, including June IND, Joe Peters and Michael Kelsey, Lauren Grace, Michael Longcor, and yours truly. Many of us are connected through the Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana (SAMI). It’s an incredibly supportive community, as evidenced by June IND’s recent participation in #philanthrocky to support SAMI through streaming.

More at the Acoustic Blend with Barrett Myers Substack page.

How to listen:

June IND appears on the Think This Way: Rick Mummey podcast to chat up ‘Come to Hand’


June IND has released “Come to Hand,” a song from their days in electronic hard rock band Chemcoma. Chris and Emily joined the Think This Way: Rick Mummey podcast to talk about recording, pandemic momentum, how parenting affects the creative process and what’s next. Check it out here.


June IND, older and wiser, with video debut of a retooled song from their past


Older, but new: Hello, again, June IND’s ‘Come to Hand’

Today’s a big day for June IND, with Chris June and Emily Larimer set to release “Come to Hand,” a remade track from their days in the band Chemcoma.

The new rendition, the first from June IND since their “First Annual Meeting of Optimists” series in 2019 and 2020, was recorded to mark the 10th anniversary of the last show of their heavier Chemcoma. Older for sure, wiser most likely, June and Larimer recorded with Lafayette’s Justice Fuller on backing vocals and violin on this one.

Read more at Dave Bangert’s Based in Lafayette, IN newsletter.

The great Rock & Roll Hall of Fame snub mixtape

The great Rock & Roll Hall of Fame snub mixtape

Is there any real reason for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame other than giving us a chance to ask: Why isn’t (insert act here) in there? Here are some of the snubs. There’s room on the playlist for yours.

Read Chris June’s snub pick and more on Dave Bangert’s Based in Lafayette, Indiana Substack article.