The Getaway Drivers
Sunday, April 1, 2012, 5:00pm
The Getaway Drivers have been recording and performing their special brand of original material for 10 years in the Madison, WI area. Each band member brings a broad array of musical influences into the mix, and the result is a sound uniquely their own. A small subset of the band passed by the WPR...
Siusan O'Rourke and Zig Zeitler
Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 12:00pm
The Saginaw, MI based Irish duo of Siusan O'Rourke and Zig Zeitler sit down with Simply Folk...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 12:00pm
Listen to a studio performance and interview with Laura Gibson and her band by Simply Folk host Stephanie Elkins.
Sunday, February 19, 2012, 12:00pm
Wisconsin based singer-songwriter Bruce Burnside joins Simply Folk
Sunday, January 22, 2012, 5:00pm
Kalispell is an exciting solo project of Shane Leonard, a jazz-schooled, Appalachian influenced songwriter and multi- instrumentalist. The debut album, Westbound , made many Best Of 2012 lists. Leonard stopped into the WPR studios with his fiddle, guitar, and mandolin, played a few songs and talked...
Sunday, January 15, 2012, 2:00pm
Corey Mathew Hart is a Wisconsin-based singer and songwriter. His amazing vocal range, unique style, and performances of cathartic intensity entrances audiences from across the country. He passed by the WPR studios, performing lots of wonderful music and talking with Stephanie Elkins on Simply Folk.
Sunday, November 6, 2011, 7:00pm
Stephanie Elkins caught up with Rich Baumann and he played some tunes in studio.
Sunday, November 6, 2011, 1:00pm
Bounding Main is an a cappella quintet that sing richly harmonic versions of traditional maritime songs and sea shanties. Each member of Bounding Main is a music and theater veteran, with diverse entertainment backgrounds. Their performances and CDs have been well received around the world. They...
Sunday, October 23, 2011, 1:00pm
Howard Fishman is a critically-acclaimed favorite of audiences worldwide. The singer, guitarist, and composer joined Simply Folk's Stephanie Elkins over the phone to talk about the backstory of his impressive simultaneous release of three different albums. We are taken on a tour with Fishman...
Count This Penny
Sunday, October 16, 2011, 1:00pm
Count This Penny performs self-styled "Appalachian Pop" – a blend of country and mountain soul. The core of the band is husband and wife team Amanda and Allen Rigell. Their graceful music is filled with gorgeous vocals and warm harmonies with songs that touch on matters of the heart...
Lou & Peter Berryman
Sunday, October 2, 2011, 1:00pm
Over twenty-five years of performing together, Lou and Peter Berryman have produced almost twenty albums and three songbooks worth of hilarious, quirky, yet oddly profound songs, rich with word play and interesting images. They brought their friendly, lovable personalities to the WPR studios,...
Sunday, September 18, 2011, 1:00pm
Skip Jones , folksinger, storyteller, and educator, sings songs as warm as a campfire in the deep northern Wisconsin woods. Skip is one of the Wisconsin’s leading advocates for clean water, social harmony, and the old family values of shared music and time tested wisdom. Joined by David...
Blind Corn Liquor Pickers
Sunday, July 31, 2011, 2:00pm
Blind Corn Liquor Pickers is a six piece progressive bluegrass band that rocks, grooves, surprises, offends, and rebels against the parameters that traditionally define the bluegrass genre. Their songs are highly original, synthesizing bluegrass with a little bit of rock and folk to create their...
Sunday, July 24, 2011, 2:00pm
Many people play roots music, but few modern musicians live those roots like Minnesota's Charlie Parr . Parr's heartfelt and plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals don't strive for authenticity: they are authentic. His empathetic, raw voice along with his lightening...
Sunday, July 17, 2011, 1:00pm
Award-winning singer and songwriter Nora Collins is a rising young star. While still a teenager, Nora already put together an impressive resume of releases, performances, and press, with many accomplishments spanning such a short amout of time. Her music is fueled by her down-home country spirit,...
Sean Michael Dargan
Sunday, July 3, 2011, 1:00pm
Sean Michael Dargan is a Wisconsin-based guitarist, singer and songwriter. He seamlessly shifts gears between easygoing sing-along songs to more country-influenced tracks, crossing genres from folk, to Celtic (especially when he brings in his “loud” bagpipes), as well as pop and rock...
Sunday, June 19, 2011, 2:00pm
Katie Dahl is an accomplished singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Her music is full of poetic, incisive lyrics made even more evocative by gorgeous melodies, lovely guitar picking, and the depth and power of her alto voice. Katie’s songs bring a wonderful sense of place and time. She brought...
Laura Berlage & Tom Draughon
Sunday, June 5, 2011, 1:00pm
Laura Berlage and Tom Draughon, two great musicians and minds, come together to create music that revives the tradition of historic ballads. Their acoustic music talents work with their musical arrangement and wordsmith talents to pump life back into these early music popular ballads, interpreting...