Giving you a reason to keep the radio on at night, or to turn us back on. Music intensive and intensively local. Interviews, live performance from the WUWM studio and on stage, special features and great conversation. Covering arts, music and spoken word.
Corky Morgan joins Rachel Owens in the WUWM studio. Jon Strelecki engineered the session.
Do you get nervous about public speaking? Well, if you think that’s nerve-wracking, try singing the national anthem at a Brewers' game. Despite a bad case of nerves, that’s exactly what Corky Morgan did, and did beautifully. More than that, he wants to do it again.
Portland, Maine is considered to be a rather conservative part of the country. Mike Furey, who grew up near Portland, was rebellious because he did one thing: learned how to play piano.
He recorded himself singing television show theme songs as a five-year old. Once he played it back, he stopped because he did not like what he heard. It was too high-pitched and out of tune. He became his hardest critic at a very young age.
Ivan & Alyosha performed on the first night of Summerfest this year, opening for the Violent Femmes and The Avett Brothers at the Marcus Amphitheater. Band members Tim Wilson, Ryan Carbary, Tim Kim and Pete Wilson stopped by WUWM before their show to chat with Bruce Winter.
I&A performed Be Your Man and Don't Want To Die Anymore in WUWM's Performance Studio.
Alt-folk band Vandaveer is out on tour promoting their new album, Oh, Willie, Please... Before their Shank Hall show, Rose Guerin, Mark Charles Heidinger and Tom Hnatow stopped by WUWM to chat with Bruce Winter and perform a couple of songs.
Three of the six members of Semi-Twang stopped by the studio for an acoustic performance March 21. In the interview they discuss their album release show at Shank Hall for their album the Why and the What For and perform two of their songs, Au Contrare and Wrong Side of the Tracks. The band also talks about the "wealth of material and dearth of money" that inspired them to create the new album and the finer points of what it takes to craft an album.
Panalure brought their "seductive and twisted" music into the studio today to perform their songs Skater's Waltz, Get the Girl, Existential Cowboy Song, and Left Hand Way. Bruce Winter talks with the band about the origins of their group, the name of their group, and the "collaborative genius" that makes their music more than just something to dance to.