The first Pursuit of Happiness Session took place on Sun. June 3 in Madison’s McPike Park. WORT hosted a live broadcast of wonderful zydeco & African music by Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble and Mokoomba. Whether you were at the event at all, heard it on the radio, or missed it completely, now you can listen to […]
Tune in to Musica Antiqua this Sunday for a live concert by the Madison Youth Viol Consort! The MYVC is introducing the viola da gamba and its repertoire to students in grades 8-12 in part with 5 instruments loaned from the Viola da Gamba Society of America. Founder Eric Miller and four students will play […]
Non-ironic hip-hop polka trailblazers The November Criminals are poised to thrill audience members during their 3:oo PM set at the 21st Annual WORT Block Party on Sunday, May 20th. Synthesizing anti-fascist lyrics, medieval folk-punk act Blackbird Raum’s aggression, and conscious rap, The November Criminals’ pastiche offers a distinct musical style. Formed in 2011 when core members and emcees […]
The Old Tin Can String Band will be the first to hit the stage at 11 am to kick off the WORT Block Party on Sunday May 20. The band started in 2006 when ace fiddler Shauncey Ali tapped WORT’s own Chris Powers to sing and play a multitude of instruments (mandolin, bouzouki, guitar, etc.) for […]
Madison’s The Kissers play 2 shows Saturday at High Noon, so the band paid their annual Saint Patrick’s Day visit to WORT with a set on Global Revolutions. The Kissers celebrate 20 years of mixing traditional Irish tunes with modern styles and lyrics. Along with a sampling of their tunes, band leader Ken Fitzsimmons talks about their […]
Madison folk duo Katie Burns and Eric Miller play live on Another Green World. Along with a few songs, host Katie Hutchinson talks to the duo about their Nebraska roots, their affiliation with Conor Oberst and balancing kids/ teaching and homeschooling with recording and playing gigs.