January 27, 2014 - 4:15pm
If the Grammys ever had good intentions of recognizing artistic achievement in music, the show has forsaken such lofty goals long ago for just making good TV. With millions of dollars at stake and the offer of a powerful platform for an already ailing industry, the minds behind this annual...
December 31, 2013 - 11:15am
At the precipice of a new year, there's only ever one important question to be asked at this moment in December: What will we remember? When we think of 2013, will we recall it as a golden age of monster pop singles -- Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," Daft Punk's "Lucky" and Lorde's "Royals" --...
November 3, 2013 - 7:15pm
Elephant Revival with WPR's Stephanie Elkins in front of Vilas Hall at UW-Madison.
Elephant Revival stopped at WPR during their recent tour. The multi-instrumentalists/vocalists broke out the musical saw, washboard, mandolin, guitars, banjo and upright bass for a live session and conversation with Stephanie Elkins of WPR's Simply Folk.
July 30, 2013 - 7:00pm
Tim Southwick Johnson spent some time with WPR's Stephanie Elkins, sharing conversation and music from his CD, "Sand County Songs," based on the words of Aldo Leopold .
July 13, 2013 - 12:30pm
At a tour stop in Chicago on Friday night, a troupe of all-star performers including Bob Dylan, Wilco and My Morning Jacket captured much of that old folkie spirit of hootenanny collaboration and musical joie de vivre to an arena of fans. And rarely has such a six-hour musical lecture left such an impression.
July 1, 2013 - 12:00pm
Karen Mal, Laurie McClain and David Stoddard - all solo folk singer-songwriters - come together for some conversation and music with Stephanie Elkins.
June 26, 2013 - 12:00pm
The Hollands , an international touring family band, talk with Stephanie Elkins.
May 5, 2013 - 12:00pm
Stephanie Elkins interviews banjo player and scholar Stephen Wade about his new book, "The Beautiful Music All Around us." The book tells the stories behind 13 Library of Congress folk music field recordings made in the 1930s and 40s.
March 24, 2013 - 12:00pm
Joe Pug and his band stopped by WPR's Buck studio for some music and conversation with Stephanie Elkins. Pug is a singer-songwriter from Chicago. He has released two EPs, "Nation of Heat" and "In the Meantime".
January 31, 2013 - 12:00pm
Boston Singer-Songwriter and Red House Artist Meg Hutchinson stopped by the WPR studios to perform and talk about her music. Hutchinson's latest CD is called "Beyond That."