Ziggy Marley [pictured] remains on top of the World charts this week; also see what’s getting played on our rock, jazz, electronic and metal shows. WORT, Madison Charts for the week beginning May 16, 2016 top 30 1 JAYHAWKS Paging Mr. Proust Thirty Tigers 2 WIRE Nocturnal Koreans Pink Flag 3 BLACK MOUNTAIN IV Jagjaguwar […]
Mal-O-Dua brings its slack-key guitar and French-swing string music to the WORT Block Party on Sunday, May 22nd. The Madison-based duo will start its acoustic set at 12:30 p.m. on the MLK Boulevard stage. Django Reinhardt meets Merle Travis is how this eclectic pair describe their sound. Cedric “CED” Baetche, a native of Reims […]
The May Day gathering of the Oak Apple Morris Dancers is still one of Madison’s best-kept secrets. Every year at dawn, the English folk-dancing troupe partakes in a spring ritual that is older than time itself. Darien Lamen takes us there.
(WORT)–The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced last week that it had just won a major grant to preserve historic recordings of Wisconsin’s folk music. The National Endowment for the Humanities will award $230,000 to the Mills Music Library and the Center for the Study of Upper Midwest Culture to digitize brittle and underused recordings stretching back […]
We look forward to seeing Jim back in the WORT studios on a regular basis, as well as on stage at clubs and festivals around our listening area.
Bruce Edwin, a singer-songwriter from Stoughton, released a CD in 2014. Called “A Work in Progress,” it consists of 12 original compositions, acoustic-based contemporary folk songs that capture the heart and soul of special places, people, things, and feelings. Bruce has been enjoying performing his music at Madison area coffeehouses, and he has a website […]