Wild Hog in the Woods is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year and comes on the air to take some time to let folks know about them. The first official opening of the independent, not-for-profit organization’s coffeehouse and listening room was held at the home of the Green Lantern Eating Cooperative at 604 University Avenue on […]
Wisconsin Center for Humanities’ Jeff Kollath tells the story of how the Wisconsin Chair Company became Paramount Records, and discusses the recent reissue of their entire catalog.
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 […]
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.
(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 […]
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.