Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 12:55pm
When so often the latest thing is considered the greatest thing, Eilen Jewell prefers her music with the word "early" in front of it. "I feel like early examples of genres ... they still know who they are," Jewell said. Jewell and her band appeared recently at the 2019 Sugar Maple Festival in...
Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 5:40am
"Music is magical." That’s the way singer-songwriter Kari Arnett described the process of creating her latest album, "When the Dust Settles."
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 11:45am
For the band Lula Wiles, folk music isn't just about passing on the music, but also passing on the possibility to other women.
Sunday, March 10, 2019, 9:20am
For Noel Paul Stookey, one-third of the iconic 1960s folk trio, Peter, Paul & Mary, music still plays an essential role in today's society.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 9:00am
Bluegrass, like so many genres of music, is a mix of styles: old-timey string band music, with a little bit of blues and jazz from down South, some English and Scottish influences from the Appalachian Mountains, and a pinch of gospel music as well. The members of Nashville quartet the Barefoot Movement share how they came upon their version of bluegrass music.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 11:25am
“Where would we be without music?!” That was a question that musician Johnsmith recently pondered during an interview for WPR’s Simply Folk. “Sometimes you’re driving down the road and Simply Folk comes on or some song comes on and you didn’t even think that some issue was up in your heart or like...
Thursday, January 3, 2019, 10:25am
Lil Rev and Larry Penn talked with "Simply Folk" host Stephanie Elkins back in September 2013 when they shared a performance of their classic, "I'm a Little Cookie."
Thursday, December 6, 2018, 9:55am
We Banjo 3 is a four-piece string band from Galway, Ireland, that plays a blend of music they call "Celtgrass." This recording is from an in-studio interview the group did on "Simply Folk" on May 5, 2016.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 10:40am
Rivka Maizlish is a doctoral student in the history department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a focus on folklore, particularly folk music. She stopped by WPR to talk with Dan Robinson, the host of "Simply Folk," about folk music and her work as a folk historian.
Sunday, August 26, 2018, 7:00pm
WPR's Sheila Shigley had the good fortune to interview Wisconsin-born artist Jeffrey Foucault this summer, and to capture some great tunes in Buck Studio -- take a listen!
Friday, August 17, 2018, 9:15am
Art Stevenson and High Water brought their brand of traditional bluegrass, sterling instrumental work, and wonderful harmony singing to the Simply Folk Shindig this past June. They’ve been at the heart of the Wisconsin string band community for years, and the crowd loved their performance this...
Thursday, August 9, 2018, 2:10pm
Joseph Huber and his band brought their high-energy show to Rothschild and the 2018 Simply Folk Shindig in June. Joseph had the crowd up and dancing for most of his performance!
Friday, August 3, 2018, 10:10am
The Simply Folk Shindig returned to the Rothschild Pavilion in June 2018, including a fantastic performance by Milwaukee duo, Nickel&Rose – Carl Nichols and Johanna Rose. Here’s their set that opened the evening... enjoy!
Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 11:20am
Joseph Huber and his band burned up the stage at the 2018 Shindig in June! Before the concert, the Milwaukee-based musician was kind enough to do an interview and performance with Simply Folk host Dan Robinson, sharing music and stories from his life and career.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 5:10pm
The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers, also known as Nikki Grossman and Joe Hart, came by WPR’s Buck Studio to share their music and some conversation with Simply Folk’s Dan Robinson, covering topics from songwriting to their love of old-time music. They also performed some songs from their latest album, “...
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 4:55pm
The Milwaukee-based duo, Nickel and Rose, aka Carl Nichols and Johanna Rose, will be performing at the Simply Folk Shindig on June 7 th . In anticipation of that performance, they were in WPR’s Buck Studio recently to share music and conversation with Dan Robinson. Along with talking about their...
Sunday, February 4, 2018, 7:15pm
Kendra Swanson recently brought her strong voice, energetic instrumental work and wonderful musicianship into WPR's Buck Studio recently for a performance and conversation with Dan Robinson. A talented singer-songwriter, Kendra's roots-based music reflects both her personal journey and inspiration...
Sunday, January 28, 2018, 9:30pm
Joe Jencks was recently in WPR's Wausau studio with Dan Robinson to share his music and talk about where he draws inspiration for his songwriting. An 18-year veteran of the folk music circuit, Joe is well-known for his solo work as well as his time with the trio Brother Sun.
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 5:00pm
Marlin Ledin was in WPR’s Superior studio for an interview with Dan Robinson recently. Along with sharing music from his new self-titled EP, Marlin discussed how the album came to be and how being in the northwoods has influenced his music.
Sunday, November 26, 2017, 7:15pm
At WPR’s La Crosse studio, Dan Robinson interviewed David Schipper about the folk music community in the La Crosse area, as well as the larger Coulee Region and Driftless area. David, a musician himself, as well as a house concert host and one of the organizers of the Great River Folk Festival,...