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Stateside Podcast: The music of "Factories, Farms, and Amphetamines"

A high-contrast, black-and-white photo of Myron Elkins, a young Caucasian man. His light-colored hair stretches just past his shoulders, and he looks directly into the camera.
Courtesy of Josh Newman
Myron Elkins had every intention of spending his working life as a welder in a factory, until he signed to Elektra/Low County Sound in 2021.

The next great Americana singer/songwriter could be not from Tennessee, not from the Carolinas, but from Southwest Michigan. Myron Elkins is an Allegan County native. His debut album, “Factories, Farms, and Amphetamines” is an ode to the Midwest, and every track carries the grit and authenticity that’s characteristic of rural Michigan life. 

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  • Myron Elkins, musician

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Music in this episode byBlue Dot Sessions.

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Ronia Cabansag is a producer for Stateside. She comes to Michigan Public from Eastern Michigan University, where she earned a BS in Media Studies & Journalism and English Linguistics with a minor in Computer Science.