Keep Your Voice Down: Mikel James Watkins

Mikel James Watkins performs at the 2022 Watershed Voice Artist Showcase at the Huss Project in Three Rivers on Saturday, July 30. (Deborah Haak-Frost|Watershed Voice)

Alek and Doug are joined by rapper, singer, songwriter, producer and engineer poet Mikel James Watkins. Mikel talks fatherhood, mental health peaks and valleys, better understanding the history behind the music he produces, and his upcoming event at Harvey House in Constantine.

You can purchase tickets for “Awakening In August” on Eventbrite, while still available. The show begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 27 and is expected to continue until 2 a.m. with more than a dozen acts scheduled to perform. You can find Mikel’s music on all major streaming platforms and on his website.

The show’s theme is “Howling at the Moon” by D Fine Usand this week’s outro music is “Broken” by Mikel James Watkins. You can support Keep Your Voice Down with a donation here.


Any views or opinions expressed on “Keep Your Voice Down” are those of its hosts and guests, and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the podcast’s sponsors, Watershed Voice staff or its board of directors.

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