pacificanetwork · Coulee Creek Celebrates Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard In the summer of 2020, a group of musicians met in an open-air pavilion in a small town along the banks of the Mississippi. The musicians, of the band Coulee Creek, represented a variety of musical influences and training in jazz, blues, country, classical, […]
On Sun. Aug. 30 the Cycropia Aerial Dance troupe is featured in a full-length online performance (pre-recorded virtual show) starting at 8:00 am and available for 24 hrs. This stunning show features 6 brand new aerial works (on silks, cloud swing, trapeze, lyra, bungee/harness, and aerial pole/strap), along with video clips of Cycropia memories from Orton […]
Since publishing the dissertation that became the eminently readable (and recently updated) book Country Music USA in 1968, Bill Malone has become a widely recognized and respected country music scholar. For over 23 years Madison and South Central Wisconsin were fortunate to have Bill grace the WORT airwaves Wednesday mornings with ‘Back to the Country’; […]
In this week’s review, we’ll hear from filmmaker Ken Burns about his new country music documentary, state lawmakers considering legalizing medical marijuana and body cam bills, municipalities asking state lawmakers to take action on gun violence, and a quick thinking eleven-year-old who may have helped stop a spate of assaults in Madison.
Filmmaker Ken Burns hops on the line to speak with Bill (and Bobbie) Malone, host of Back to the Country. Bill was featured as the sole country music historian in Burns’ new eight-part series on country music for PBS.
Nate Gibson has been championing Starday Records–the largest independent country music record label in the 1950s and ‘60s–and it’s brand of classic country, bluegrass, East Texas honky-tonk, and rockabilly music for nearly two decades. The St. Louis-born, Kansas-reared Madisonian has released six full-length albums as well as several EPs and singles for Cow Island Music, […]