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...
WPR Presents 2018's The Final Forte
Monday, March 12, 2018, 2:30pm
Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television present The Final Forte, broadcast live at 7pm Wednesday.
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.
Hollywood Musicals Are Hot, Hot, Hot!
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 6:00am
A singing and dancing Hugh Jackman was right when he said Hollywood is back to embracing musicals. Jackman, who plays P.T. Barnum in "The Greatest Showman," knows this first hand. The musical has done incredibly well at the box office in spite of being panned by critics. The circus musical isn't alone.
Music From The 2017 Shindig
Monday, December 18, 2017, 8:00pm
"Simply Folk" joined in the celebration of Wisconsin Public Radio's centennial this past June, with our first ever Simply Folk Shindig.
Simply Folk Favorites Of 2017: Eric Bibb's 'Migration Blues'
Monday, December 18, 2017, 11:00am
Eric Bibb grew up in the United States and has lived in many different countries in Europe, as well as traveled around the world. A lifetime of movement gives him empathy that comes out powerfully in his album, a collection of songs that examines the lives of migrants moving from Africa and the Middle East to Europe, from Canada and Mexico to the U.S., or from one part of America to another.
Simply Folk Favorites Of 2017: Rhiannon Giddens’ 'Freedom Highway'
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 1:45pm
Rhiannon Giddens’ CD "Freedom Highway" is a powerful, and wonderful, set of songs that not only tell stories of the African-American experience in this country, but also speaks to an important cultural moment at the end of 2017.