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Simply Folk Interviews

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Simply Folk Interviews
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Simply Folk has aired over one hundred interviews and studio performances from both long-time and up-and-coming folk musicians. We're happy to create this separate website and podcast of these recordings.

Latest Episodes

Eilen Jewell Likes To Go To The Source

When so often the latest thing is considered the greatest thing, Eilen Jewell prefers her music with the word "early" in front of it.

-1 sAUG 21
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Eilen Jewell Likes To Go To The Source

For Singer-Songwriter Kari Arnett, Making Music Is 'Magical'

"Music is magical." That’s the way singer-songwriter Kari Arnett described the process of creating her latest album, "When the Dust Settles."

27 MINMAY 1
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For Singer-Songwriter Kari Arnett, Making Music Is 'Magical'

Folk Band Lula Wiles Receives, Passes On The Music

For the band Lula Wiles, folk music isn't just about passing on the music, but also passing on the possibility to other women.

-1 sMAR 21
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Folk Band Lula Wiles Receives, Passes On The Music

For Ex-Peter, Paul And Mary Singer, Music Plays A Central Role In Society

For Noel PaulStookey, one-third of the iconic 1960s folk trio, Peter, Paul andMary, music still plays an essential role in today's society.

-1 sMAR 11
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For Ex-Peter, Paul And Mary Singer, Music Plays A Central Role In Society

Nashville's Barefoot Movement Offers Differing Journeys To Bluegrass Music

Bluegrass, like so many genres of music, is a mix of styles: old-timey string band music, with a little bit of blues and jazz from down South, some English and Scottish influences from the Appalachian Mountains, and a pinch of gospel music as well. The members of Nashville quartet the Barefoot Movement share how they came upon their version of bluegrass music.

-1 sFEB 20
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Nashville's Barefoot Movement Offers Differing Journeys To Bluegrass Music

Johnsmith In Studio With Simply Folk

“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 you were stuck about something ... and all of a sudden you got a tear in your eye or you’re really laughing. You’re really thinking about some little thing and it just kind of opens you up.”

-1 sJAN 24
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Johnsmith In Studio With Simply Folk

Milwaukee Performers Larry Penn, Lil Rev Share 'I'm A Little Cookie'

Lil Rev and Larry Penn talked with "Simply Folk" host Stephanie Elkins back in September 2013when they shared a performance of their classic, "I'm a Little Cookie."

-1 sJAN 4
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Milwaukee Performers Larry Penn, Lil Rev Share 'I'm A Little Cookie'

We Banjo 3 Demonstrates 'Celtgrass' Sound With Song 'We All Need More Kindness In This World'

We Banjo 3 is a four-piece string band from Galway, Ireland, that plays a blend of music they call "Celtgrass." This recording is from an in-studio interview the groupdid on "Simply Folk"on May 5, 2016.

-1 s2018 DEC 7
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We Banjo 3 Demonstrates 'Celtgrass' Sound With Song 'We All Need More Kindness In This World'

So, What Exactly Is Folk Music?

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 WPRto talk with Dan Robinson, the host of "Simply Folk," about folk music and her work as a folk historian.

-1 s2018 NOV 22
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So, What Exactly Is Folk Music?

Interview with Jeffrey Foucault

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!

-1 s2018 AUG 27
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Interview with Jeffrey Foucault

Latest Episodes

Eilen Jewell Likes To Go To The Source

When so often the latest thing is considered the greatest thing, Eilen Jewell prefers her music with the word "early" in front of it.

-1 sAUG 21
Comments
Eilen Jewell Likes To Go To The Source

For Singer-Songwriter Kari Arnett, Making Music Is 'Magical'

"Music is magical." That’s the way singer-songwriter Kari Arnett described the process of creating her latest album, "When the Dust Settles."

27 MINMAY 1
Comments
For Singer-Songwriter Kari Arnett, Making Music Is 'Magical'

Folk Band Lula Wiles Receives, Passes On The Music

For the band Lula Wiles, folk music isn't just about passing on the music, but also passing on the possibility to other women.

-1 sMAR 21
Comments
Folk Band Lula Wiles Receives, Passes On The Music

For Ex-Peter, Paul And Mary Singer, Music Plays A Central Role In Society

For Noel PaulStookey, one-third of the iconic 1960s folk trio, Peter, Paul andMary, music still plays an essential role in today's society.

-1 sMAR 11
Comments
For Ex-Peter, Paul And Mary Singer, Music Plays A Central Role In Society

Nashville's Barefoot Movement Offers Differing Journeys To Bluegrass Music

Bluegrass, like so many genres of music, is a mix of styles: old-timey string band music, with a little bit of blues and jazz from down South, some English and Scottish influences from the Appalachian Mountains, and a pinch of gospel music as well. The members of Nashville quartet the Barefoot Movement share how they came upon their version of bluegrass music.

-1 sFEB 20
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Nashville's Barefoot Movement Offers Differing Journeys To Bluegrass Music

Johnsmith In Studio With Simply Folk

“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 you were stuck about something ... and all of a sudden you got a tear in your eye or you’re really laughing. You’re really thinking about some little thing and it just kind of opens you up.”

-1 sJAN 24
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Johnsmith In Studio With Simply Folk

Milwaukee Performers Larry Penn, Lil Rev Share 'I'm A Little Cookie'

Lil Rev and Larry Penn talked with "Simply Folk" host Stephanie Elkins back in September 2013when they shared a performance of their classic, "I'm a Little Cookie."

-1 sJAN 4
Comments
Milwaukee Performers Larry Penn, Lil Rev Share 'I'm A Little Cookie'

We Banjo 3 Demonstrates 'Celtgrass' Sound With Song 'We All Need More Kindness In This World'

We Banjo 3 is a four-piece string band from Galway, Ireland, that plays a blend of music they call "Celtgrass." This recording is from an in-studio interview the groupdid on "Simply Folk"on May 5, 2016.

-1 s2018 DEC 7
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We Banjo 3 Demonstrates 'Celtgrass' Sound With Song 'We All Need More Kindness In This World'

So, What Exactly Is Folk Music?

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 WPRto talk with Dan Robinson, the host of "Simply Folk," about folk music and her work as a folk historian.

-1 s2018 NOV 22
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So, What Exactly Is Folk Music?

Interview with Jeffrey Foucault

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!

-1 s2018 AUG 27
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Interview with Jeffrey Foucault
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