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, April 23, 2014, 12:00pm
Anna Vogelzang is a folk-pop singer, song-writer, and multi-instrumentalist. Power coupled with intimacy fill her songs and performances. Her full-band self stopped by the WPR studios, performing for Simply Folk , and talking to Stephanie Elkins about all of her diligent and sentimental endeavors.
Lehto and Wright
Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 7:00pm
Stephanie Elkins chatted with the very talented duo, Lehto and Wright. They brought along their harmonious music and their two dogs!
Krause Family Band
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 12:00pm
The Krause family, Katie, Ruthie, and their father Rick, sing together and play a variety of instruments, forming the core of the Krause Family Band . They perform originals and some traditional roots music, and are known for their distinctive close harmonies. They have been featured many times on...
Paul Otteson & Faux Fawn
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 12:00pm
Paul Otteson is a Wisconsin-based songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and public school music teacher. Along with his Midwestern Chamber Folk band Faux Fawn , he spent some time at the WPR studios with Stephanie Elkins sharing several of their songs and having a thoughtful conversation on their...
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 5:00pm
Andrew Calhoun founded and runs a record label that’s still going strong after 20 years; he’s a published poet, and he translated Scottish ballads - that's just the tip of the iceberg. He's also a singer-songwriter with music that that is innovative and rooted in tradition. In...
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 7:15pm
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.
Thursday, September 26, 2013, 12:00pm
The band Luray was founded by lead singer and banjo player Shannon Carey. They're based in California, and had a number of appearances in WI as part of a CD release tour. The new album was recorded in Eau Claire, and Shannon's family has roots in the state. They stopped in to WPR's Buck...
Larry Penn and Lil Rev
Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 7:00pm
Legendary Singer-Songwriter Larry Penn and the renowned ukulele player and multi-instrumentalist Lil Rev shared some music and conversation with Simply Folk’s Stephanie Elkins.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 12:00pm
Nathan Edwards is a musician currently teaching and living in South Dakota, but he has roots in Wisconsin, and came in to the WPR studios to talk with Stephanie Elkins about his new recording featuring the songs of Stephen Foster. His wife Cassie Edwards, and banjo player Paul Otteson joined him...
Saturday, August 3, 2013, 12:00pm
Martha Redbone is a musician with a rich and diverse background that includes Cherokee, Choctaw, African-American and European ancestors. These influences come together in her music, for a powerful unique sound. Martha appeared in Wisconsin at the 2013 Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival, and...
Tim Southwick Johnson
Tuesday, 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 .
Karen Mal, Laurie McClain and David Stoddard
Monday, 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.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 12:00pm
The Hollands , an international touring family band, talk with Stephanie Elkins.
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 2:00pm
Chance is a coming together of two musicians with wildly diverse backgrounds. It was in 1986 that vocalist Cheryl Leah, steeped in the worlds of R+B and Jazz and having recorded and performed with Jazz legends Herbie Hancock and Mirislov Vitous, joined forces with cellist Edward Willett who was...
Sunday, 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.
Sunday, 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".
Sunday, February 24, 2013, 5:00pm
John Stano is an award-winning singer/songwriter, and a teacher of Americana, Blues, Folk and Contemporary acoustic music. His awards include the 2012 Wisconsin Singer/Songwriter Series Songwriting Competition and the 2012 Grafton Blues Challenge. He is also an award-winning poet. Stano visited the...
Thursday, 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."
Sunday, January 27, 2013, 5:00pm
Mark Croft is an acoustic-guitar-based singer and songwriter with Roots, Pop, & Americana song styling. His dynamic vocals, skilled guitar playing, and talented songwriting and entertaining has led to his numerous accolades, and they include top finalist in the 2012 Great American Song contest...