Migrant Farmer Turned Musician, Barn Dancing In Wisconsin

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Wisconsin musican Cris Plata’s sound was shaped by his early experiences as a migrant farmer. We hear his story of making the leap from farmer to musician, as well as some of his tunes. We also learn about the Wisconsin tradition of barn dancing, and get a lesson in square and round dancing.

Featured in this Show

  • From Fields To Stage: Journey Of A Migrant Farmer Turned Musician

    Wisconsin musician Cris Plata is known throughout the Midwest for his polkas, country rock and swing tunes. He shares the story and the music of his journey from migrant farms to the big stage.

  • Wisconsin Life: Barn Dances And Square And Round Dancing

    Barn dances have been a Wisconsin tradition for decades. In our Wisconsin Life piece, we hear about an annual barn dance hosted near Brooklyn. Then we learn about square and round dancing from an expert from the Wisconsin Square and Round Dance Convention Board of Directors.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Marika Suval Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Cris Plata Guest
  • Charlie Bitter Guest

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