Folk music

Arts & Culture
9:09 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Dead Horses: New Album Unintentionally Inspired by Steinbeck

The Dead Horses.
Credit Eleanor Peterson, WUWM


Singer-songwriter Sarah Vos came across a quotation recently that read:

“Modern-day society is the most well-fed and comfortable slaves of history.”

The quotation stayed with her. The quotation, along with her love for John Steinbeck’s works, subconsciously helped compose her band’s new album.

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Arts & Culture
2:08 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

The Nej, Ancient Turkish Flute, to be Featured at Concert

Kamran Ince comes to Wisconsin to share his passion and talent for the nej flute.

Considering the musical worlds in which they inhabit, it’s perhaps surprising that Turkish-American composer Kamran Ince and Turkish-American composer, multi-instrumentalist, and academic scholar Mehmet Ali-Sanlikol have never worked together.

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Arts & Culture
2:22 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Scottish Musician Alasdair Fraser Roams the Planet With "Fiddlespeak"

Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and Scottish fingerstyle guitarist Tony McManus perform at Irish Fest.
Credit Bonnie North

Alasdair Fraser is one of the world’s preeminent Scottish fiddlers and teachers. 

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Arts & Culture
1:00 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Milwaukee's Tallymoore Band - Tradition With a Twist

Tallymoore (l-r): Dave Kennedy, Ryan Cappleman, Sean Ward, Erin Hoffmann, Karl Suechting, and Matt Voell
Credit Bonnie North


The members of the Milwaukee band, Tallymoore, have been playing together for two years, this month. 

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Arts & Culture
2:14 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Wisconsin's Nomads: Blessed Feathers Are Chasing Down Their Dreams

Donivan and Jacquelyn Berube of Blessed Feathers at the WUWM Studios.
Credit Rachel Owens, WUWM

Donivan Berube recently took a swim in Lake Michigan. The water was 32 degrees. Of that experience he wrote, “like most things in life: it hurt real bad, but it was pretty much worth it.” 

Having chosen to “disassociate” himself from the Jehovah Witnesses that he grew up with to date his musical partner and now wife, Jacquelyn Berube, Donivan knows about sacrifice, and the joy it can lead to in one’s life.

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