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Simply Folk has aired over one hundred interviews and studio performances from both long-time and up-and-coming folk musicians. We're happy to create this separate website and podcast of these recordings.

Simply Folk Interviews Wisconsin Public Radio

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Simply Folk has aired over one hundred interviews and studio performances from both long-time and up-and-coming folk musicians. We're happy to create this separate website and podcast of these recordings.

    Raye Zaragoza Sings Her Story On 'Woman In Color'

    Raye Zaragoza Sings Her Story On 'Woman In Color'

    Raye Zaragoza named her 2020 album, "Woman in Color," because she saw it as "a coloring book, and every song was a like a little bit of me coloring in my story, of my past and my present and my future."
    "Being a woman of color in America and someone of mixed race, I’ve always felt like identity is something that weighs on me very heavily and something that I really wanted to write about in this record," she said.

    Science And Spirituality Sing Together

    Science And Spirituality Sing Together

    Science and spirituality have often been portrayed as opposites or enemies, but for singer-songwriter Peter Mayer, they are intimately connected. His music has been described as spiritual or mystical, but, he said in a recent interview, "If I would think of myself as a mystic, I would also think of myself as a mystic who is very respectful and interested in science."

    Eilen Jewell Likes To Go To The Source

    Eilen Jewell Likes To Go To The Source

    When so often the latest thing is considered the greatest thing, Eilen Jewell prefers her music with the word "early" in front of it. 

    For Singer-Songwriter Kari Arnett, Making Music Is 'Magical'

    For Singer-Songwriter Kari Arnett, Making Music Is 'Magical'

    "Music is magical." That’s the way singer-songwriter Kari Arnett described the process of creating her latest album, "When the Dust Settles."

    Folk Band Lula Wiles Receives, Passes On The Music

    Folk Band Lula Wiles Receives, Passes On The Music

    For the band Lula Wiles, folk music isn't just about passing on the music, but also passing on the possibility to other women.

    For Ex-Peter, Paul And Mary Singer, Music Plays A Central Role In Society

    For Ex-Peter, Paul And Mary Singer, Music Plays A Central Role In Society

    For Noel Paul Stookey, one-third of the iconic 1960s folk trio, Peter, Paul and Mary, music still plays an essential role in today's society.

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