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Keegan Wenzler

The Delta Routine came to play their songs I Wait Alone and New York Avenue today and to talk music, business, and art with Bruce Winter. The band and Bruce cover the fun of recording gritty music in even grittier places and the challenges of promoting the final product.

Band Website: http://www.thedeltaroutine.com

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Mike Mangione stopped by the studio today to catch up with Bruce Winter and to share some of his original "sonic bumper bowling" music.  Bruce and Mike discuss and listen to the songs Fields of Evermore and Red-Winged Black Bird Man.  Mike reflects on his major influences and how he tries to position himself and his music in the minds of his fans.

Band Website: http://www.mikemangione.com

Bruce Winter

Annie B and her special guest Scott Holloway came to perform in-studio today. Bruce and Annie cover the past 15 years of her career. They listen to and discuss songs such as Kiwi Cafe, Hide, and To You. Annie talks about her "sledgehammer voice," the scope of her singing abilities, and her multi-directional journey of a career that started on the West Coast and brought her here to Milwaukee.

Band Website: http://www.anniebmusic.com

Bruce Winter

Bruce Winter welcomed The Vitrolum Republic into the studio today to listen to thei songs Lady of Stone, Don Prevotchka, and Beautiful Release. The band uses non-traditional pop instruments to find their "unique voice," or genre, which they have coined "gypsy-noire," and discuss just exactly what that genre means and how it came about.

Band Website: http://thevitrolumrepublic.com/

Laurence Juber never intended to a rock and roll star. The London-born guitarist, composer, arranger, and session musician had his sights set on a studio career. And he had a very nice one going in London until he got a fateful call from Sir Paul McCartney and ended up joining Sir Paul’s band Wings in 1979. But that wasn’t the first change in musical direction for Juber. He had studied classical guitar as well as music theory at college, but quickly decided the commercial possibilities were limited.

Folk Fusion

Aug 13, 2012
Bruce Molsky

Milwaukee’s Irish Fest returns for its annual run at the Festival Grounds on Thursday. And as is our habit, we’ll feature a few of the bands playing there over the course of the week. While there will be music with an obvious Irish feel, the focus of this year’s festival will also have a distinctly American sound. That’s because many of the acts will spotlight how traditional Irish music evolved into the bluegrass sound we think of as native to Appalachia.

Piano Arts

For the past week, young pianists have gathered in Milwaukee to vie for the title in the 2012 Piano Arts Competition. Since 1999, the biennial competition has launched the careers of numerous national and international performers. And it is one of the few competitions of its kind in the country.

Lake Effect

Peter Roller is an assistant professor of music at Alverno College; Matthew Schroeder is finger-style and rock guitar department chair at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. They’ll play a concert tomorrow night at the Conservatory, called A Tribute to Steel-String Guitar Icons.

Melanie Vyvyan, via Wiki Commons

  Musician Liz Phair talks with Mitch Teich about her newest album, unpredictability, motherhood and Keith Richards's memoir.

Latino Arts Strings

Oct 29, 2010

Lake Effect contributor Amy Kiley produced our report on the Latino Arts Strings Program. The musicians of the program will be performing for the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Day of the Dead Family this Sunday at 1:30 PM.

CJ Foeckler / Pabst Theater

Sam Beam, better known as Iron & Wine, performed at The Pabst Theater on October 13, 2010.

WUWM at Nite broadcast the show live that night. Enjoy this recording featuring this singer-songwriters songs from Around the Well and more.

www.ironandwine.com

Raving About Ravinia

Jul 22, 2010

Contributor Amy Kiley takes a look at the three-month Ravinia concert series… held an hour south of Milwaukee, in Highland Park, Illinois. Kiley is a freelance journalist and musician who lives in the Chicago suburbs.

Remembering Les Paul

Aug 14, 2009
Lake Effect

In this archived interview, guitar virtuoso, master innovator and Waukesha native Les Paul spoke to us in June of 2008. He was in town last summer to celebrate the opening of Les Paul's house of Sound at Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin. Les Paul died yesterday from complications of pneumonia - he was 94 years old.

Les Paul, The Wizard of Waukesha

Jun 23, 2008
Lake Effect

Many of the technologies that are used today in the music and broadcast industries can be traced back to Waukesha native Les Paul, musician and inventor. Lake Effect's Bonnie North and Tom May got the chance to meet with Paul at Discovery World's newly opened exhibit "Les Paul's House of Sound."

Classic Rock Kids

Jul 2, 2007

Summerfest continues its 11 day run on Milwaukee's lakefront this week. The musicians on today's schedule include the rock band 2nd Thought. It's a group of five middle school boys from the Milwaukee suburb Whitefish Bay. Ann-Elise Henzl has this profile.

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