David Schipper and folk music in southwestern Wisconsin
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,...
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 7:15pm
Wade Fernandez brought his voice, his guitars, and his flute into WPR's Wausau studio to share his music and his life experiences with Simply Folk host Dan Robinson. Soaring from Menominee Indian Reservation roots to blues, from rock to original music, Fernandez performs a wide variety of music,...
Avett Brothers Bring Music, Conversation To Madison
Monday, October 9, 2017, 3:45pm
On a mild Wisconsin day last June, folk-rock act the Avett Brothers spoke and sang to a modest but spellbound audience of songwriters and musicians at the inaugural Between the Waves Conference .
Art Stevenson and High Water
Sunday, August 6, 2017, 6:00pm
Art Stevenson and High Water have been playing great bluegrass music in Wisconsin and beyond for decades. They brought their tight harmonies and stellar instrumental playing into the WPR studio recently for a performance and interview with Dan Robinson.
Sunday, December 18, 2016, 7:00pm
Door County musician Katie Dahl came out with a new single this month, “In the Dark,” which she says is “a hymn for the longest nights of the year. During times of darkness – in a year, in a life, in a nation – who brings the light?” We just played it this past Sunday on Simply Folk, so we thought it would be good to share this June 2011 interview with Katie and former host Stephanie Elkins. Enjoy!
Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 12:00pm
The band Dead Horses , a four-piece folk/bluegrass ensemble based in Oshkosh that's just finishing up its second album, came in for a session in WPR's Buck Studio. We shared a little conversation, and they provided a preview of five powerful new songs. There was beautiful and effortless four-part...
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 2:15pm
Stephanie Elkins interviews noted Wisconsin musician Robert J!
We Banjo 3
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 12:00pm
We Banjo 3 is a band from Galway, Ireland that plays a blend of traditional Irish, old time, and bluegrass! T hey stopped by WPR's Buck Studio to share some tunes with Stephanie Elkins and give a little insight into their music, a genre they've dubbed "Celt-Grass."
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 2:15pm
Stephanie Elkins interviews Ottawa Valley singer, fiddler and stepdancer, April Verch!
Friday, April 15, 2016, 2:15pm
Stephanie Elkins interviews guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, Sean Watkins!
The Okee Dokee Brothers
Friday, April 8, 2016, 2:15pm
Stephanie Elkins interviews Grammy Award-winning musicians, The Okee Dokee Brothers!
Thursday, March 10, 2016, 2:15pm
Stephanie Elkins interviews North Carolina's self-styled "renegade traditional" band, Mipso!...
Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae
Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 12:00pm
Wisconsin's own Cory Chisel and his longtime keyboard player and singing partner Adriel Denae recently stopped by WPR's Buck studio to talk with Stephanie Elkins and play some of the songs from his new CD: "Old Believers."
Thursday, November 19, 2015, 2:15pm
Minnesota-Wisconsin duo American Feedbag has been making waves across the Midwest, and this fall they rolled into WPR's Buck Studio to share some lively conversation and music with Simply Folk's Stephanie Elkins!...
Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen
Thursday, October 8, 2015, 4:15pm
Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen swing by the WPR studios for music and conversation with Simply Folk's Stephanie Elkins!...
Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 5:00pm
Jim Leary is a public folklorist who was born and raised in Rice Lake in northwestern Wisconsin. Since the early 1970s his research has focused on the traditional songs, stories, customary practices, and handwork of indigenous and immigrant peoples and their mostly rural and working class...
Monday, September 21, 2015, 5:00pm
The Kissers began in the 1990s on a lark. Ken Fitzsimmons and Kevin Youngs envisioned a band that played Pogues songs and drank free beer with their friends, and a now-legendary string of Monday gigs at O’Cayz Corral began. Eventually, the side project grew into a first-rate band, “a rock band that...
Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 2:50pm
Nominated for Best Band in Milwaukee 2014 (88Nine Radio Milwaukee), the Zach Pietrini Band barrels through towns on rails laid by Gram Parsons and Ryan Adams. They are spurred by stories, steam, and whiskey. Their freight bespeaks barroom-stomping Midwestern Salt-Of-The-Earth Americana . Stephanie...
Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 3:20pm
Based in Colorado, schoolteacher and singer-songwriter Josh Gadbaw stopped by Simply Folk to share some stories and songs with Stephanie Elkins, including one written for his great-great-grandfather (one of the four oldest engineers on the Milwaukee Railroad back in 1918) who lost his life when his...