Thursday, February 7, 2019, 12:00pm
Norman talks to Kathryn Smith, General Director of the Madison Opera , about their upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music" on February 8 and 10 in the Capitol Theater in Madison. They play and discuss several excerpts from the opera.
Johnsmith In Studio With Simply Folk
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...
Enjoy The New Milwaukee Symphony Broadcast Series On WPR
Thursday, January 3, 2019, 11:45am
WPR’s Lori Skelton hosts this national series of broadcast concerts by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. The 13-part series will air Sundays starting Jan. 6, 2019, at 2 p.m. on the NPR News and Classical Music Network, and on the Classical HD Network.
WPR Music Hosts Share Their Holiday Favorites
Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 1:30pm
The WPR music hosts love sharing holiday music with listeners each season. They also have their own favorites — including recordings with meaningful associations.
So, What Exactly Is Folk Music?
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.
Interview with Jeffrey Foucault
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!
Alma Mahler Brought To Life In 'Ecstasy'
Friday, August 24, 2018, 3:25pm
Author Mary Sharratt has written an engrossing account of Alma Mahler's life. "Ecstasy" has been meticulously researched, capturing rich facets and details of this compelling story over a long arc of time.
Art Stevenson and High Water at the 2018 Shindig!
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...
Joseph Huber at the 2018 Shindig!
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!
Nickel & Rose at the 2018 Shindig!
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 and 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.
WPR Presents 2 Madison Opera Broadcasts
Thursday, May 10, 2018, 2:00pm
Join us for two productions by Madison Opera. Lori Skelton hosts these broadcast performances, which were recorded live at Overture Hall during the 2017-18 season.
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, “...
Milwaukee's Field Report Dropping Third Album 'Summertime Songs'
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 4:05pm
It’s been a few years since the acclaimed Milwaukee band, Field Report , released a new album. But the wait is finally over. The group is releasing its third album, "Summertime Songs," on Friday. In the lead up to the album drop, the group has been busy. They opened for their friends (and former...
Nickel & Rose
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 7th. 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...