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Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly (or Leadbelly), with his wife Martha Promise Ledbetter, in Wilton, Connecticut.

A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Favorite musician of Kurt Cobain. The person that Woody Guthrie called the greatest folk singer ever. The musician whose recording of "Cotton Fields" changed the life of Bob Dylan. The performer without whom the Beatles wouldn’t have existed. Lead...Read more


Every so often, we offer music from archived performances. Download and enjoy!

Make A Request

Our request show is the second Sunday of each month. Here’s how to make a request!


What was that piece? Find out what music was played in the Folk Music Playlist.


Listen to Simply Folk Interviews which includes studio performances from your favorite folk artists.

Our Folk Calendar

View the Simply Folk calendar or submit an event.

View the Simply Folk calendar or submit an event.

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About Dan

Dan Robinson is the host and producer of "Simply Folk.” Robinson has been a professional musician in the upper Midwest for over 20 years. His background also includes experience as a public speaker, concert presenter and event producer. Before joining WPR, Robinson’s career has included higher education, local government, music...Read more

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