Bill Malone, host of Back To The Country, chats with renowned folk troubadour Tom Paxton in advance of his Feb. 11 show at the Barrymore Theatre. Tom discusses growing up in Oklahoma and his recent “retirement” as well as working alongside his opening act/backing band The Don Juans. Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and folk […]
press release: Grandpa’s Elixir string band is happy to announce that their third annual Cabin Fever Square Dance & Pot Luck is scheduled for Saturday, January 27, 2018! Once again, the event will happen in the Yahara Community Room in the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer Street, in Madison. The amazing Dot Kent will be […]
Bob Kaspar spins Christmas music for Scrooges and curmudgeons on the Winter Solstice, Thursday, Dec 21 from 9 am to Noon. Tune in for a light-hearted escape from the burdensome traditions and bloated commercialism. Bob, also known as “The Folk Anarchist” and “The Tall Guy,” formerly hosted the Tuesday morning folk show on WORT for […]
As the heyday of lumber camps faded, a young scholar named Franz Rickaby strapped a fiddle on his back to seek the quickly disappearing songs of Upper Midwestern lumberjacks. Rickaby fell into easy conversation with the men, collecting not just song lyrics but tunes, making careful notes about singers’ lives and performances. His book on […]
Singer-songwriter Teddy Davenport brings us a slice of Americana with his country-tinged folk music. Davenport’s new album, “Deepest Blue” comes out in December. Meanwhile, Teddy and fiddler Nate Dickson joined Monday Buzz host Brian Standing in the WORT studios for some conversation and live music.
Matt Brown, fiddle, plays and teaches traditional old-time songs and instrumental music nationally. Karen Mueller is one of the top players and instructors in the contemporary autoharp world. Renaissance cowboy/raconteur Pop Wagner has quite the reputation as a singer, picker, fiddler, lasso twirler, poet and downright funny guy. All three are on staff at the […]