Karen Impola http://iowapublicradio.org en Jon Hogan and Maria Moss Live on The Folk Tree http://iowapublicradio.org/post/jon-hogan-and-maria-moss-live-folk-tree <p>This Sunday, April 20, during the 3:00 hour, The Folk Tree presents live music from <a href="http://www.jonhoganmusic.com/">Jon Hogan and Maria Moss</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp; Based in Austin, Texas, Hogan and Moss are purveyors of rollicking roots music and trad-inspired originals, which they describe as “primitive-modernist music that will break your heart and blow the doors off your Ford.”</p><p>Join us in IPR’s Cedar Falls studios, on the third floor of UNI’s Communication Arts Center (map <a href="http://www.uni.edu/campusmap/">here</a>), or tune in and listen for some high-energy music.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:21:14 +0000 Karen Impola 39324 at http://iowapublicradio.org Jon Hogan and Maria Moss Live on The Folk Tree Inside Llewyn Davis: The Legacy of Dave Van Ronk http://iowapublicradio.org/post/inside-llewyn-davis-legacy-dave-van-ronk <p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:04:23 +0000 Karen Impola 38823 at http://iowapublicradio.org Inside Llewyn Davis: The Legacy of Dave Van Ronk Studio One - Picks to Beat Cabin Fever! http://iowapublicradio.org/post/studio-one-picks-beat-cabin-fever <p></p><p>Winter keeps dragging on, and here at Studio One we've got Cabin Fever! While we wait out these last few weeks of cold and snow, here are the top songs and bands keeping us warm and thinking about summer!</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:46:32 +0000 Al Schares, Mark Simmet, Karen Impola & Scarlett Cerna 37125 at http://iowapublicradio.org Studio One - Picks to Beat Cabin Fever! Folk Music Icon Pete Seeger Dies at 94 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/folk-music-icon-pete-seeger-dies-94 <p></p><p>The world lost a great treasure on Tuesday, when Pete Seeger passed away.&nbsp; From the early 1940’s until just last year, Pete inspired audiences with his singing, his enthusiasm, and his conviction that the world can become a better place.&nbsp; Mark Moss of Sing Out! Magazine had this to say about him:</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 22:08:31 +0000 Karen Impola 35636 at http://iowapublicradio.org Folk Music Icon Pete Seeger Dies at 94 Top Folk and Classical Music of 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/top-folk-and-classical-music-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Host Charity </span>Nebbe<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is joined by </span>IPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> music host Barney Sherman to talk about the top classical music of 2013, and Karen </span>Impola<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks about some of the best folk music of the year. &nbsp;Listen to some excerpts and a </span>little<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> info about the artist and performances. Scroll down for the full list of selections.</span></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:03:55 +0000 Charity Nebbe, Ben Stanton, Barney Sherman & Karen Impola 33719 at http://iowapublicradio.org Top Folk and Classical Music of 2013 This week on The Folk Tree http://iowapublicradio.org/post/week-folk-tree-3 <p> Every Sunday afternoon from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., The Folk Tree examines the various roots and branches of traditional and acoustic music.&nbsp; Join us this Sunday, October 13, when the show includes exclusive Iowa Public Radio recordings of earthy singer-songwriter William Elliott Whitmore and bluegrass from Mr. Baber&#39;s Neighbors.&nbsp; You&#39;ll also hear from new releases by the Vinegar Creek Constituency and Robin and Linda Williams, and old favorites Dave Van Ronk and the Bothy Band.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 18:51:56 +0000 Karen Impola 30268 at http://iowapublicradio.org This week on The Folk Tree Pieta Brown and Lucie Thorne live on The Folk Tree - join us! http://iowapublicradio.org/post/pieta-brown-and-lucie-thorne-live-folk-tree-join-us <p>Pieta Brown is a familiar voice for Iowa Public Radio listeners.&nbsp; Her latest project is a duo with Australian singer-songwriter Lucie Thorne, performing under the name Love Over Gold.&nbsp; Love Over Gold will play live in Iowa Public Radio&#39;s Studio One in Cedar Falls on Sunday, Sept. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 21:49:46 +0000 Karen Impola 29716 at http://iowapublicradio.org Pieta Brown and Lucie Thorne live on The Folk Tree - join us! This week on The Folk Tree http://iowapublicradio.org/post/week-folk-tree-2 <p>Join us this Sunday between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. for The Folk Tree, a blend of roots-based music both traditional and modern, acoustic and electric.&nbsp; Each week, we share some of Iowa Public Radio's&nbsp; exclusive live recordings made at various venues around the state.&nbsp; This week, we'll hear the Irish band Danu, recording live in Ames, and Radoslav Lorkovic from the 2010 Iowa Arts Festival in Iowa City.&nbsp; We've also got music on tap from Brooks Williams, Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott, the Deadly Gentlemen, and Altan.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 21:11:07 +0000 Karen Impola 28639 at http://iowapublicradio.org This week on The Folk Tree This Week on University Concert http://iowapublicradio.org/post/week-university-concert-0 <p></p><p>This week and next week on University Concert, we'll be airing a concert by the Ames Piano Quartet, recorded live in April of 2012.&nbsp; It was the quartet's last performance under that name (they are now called the Amara Piano Quartet, and the last time they performed with their previous lineup: violinist Mahlon Darlington, violist Jonathan Sturm, cellist George Work, and pianist William David.&nbsp; This week, we'll hear music by Brahms, Bridge, Dvorak, and more.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:35:33 +0000 Karen Impola 28636 at http://iowapublicradio.org This Week on University Concert This Week on University Concert http://iowapublicradio.org/post/week-university-concert <p>This week on University Concert, we'll hear selections from three 2010 concerts by the University of Iowa Chamber Orchestra, a graduate student ensemble directed by Dr. William LaRue Jones.&nbsp; They'll be playing music by Schumann, Shostakovich, and Wagner.</p><p>University Concert is our weekly spotlight on live music taking place on college and university campuses across the state.&nbsp; It can be heard Saturday mornings at 7:00 a.m. and Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:13:17 +0000 Karen Impola 27977 at http://iowapublicradio.org This week on The Folk Tree http://iowapublicradio.org/post/week-folk-tree-1 <p></p><p>This week on The Folk Tree, join us for exclusive Iowa Public Radio recordings of Iowa native Susan Werner (now based in Chicago, and known around the world), from the Oster Regent Theater in Cedar Falls; and jazzy blues, or perhaps bluesy jazz, from The Hot Club of Davenport, recorded live at Muddy Waters in Bettendorf.</p><p>We'll also hear music from Peter Mayer, Claudia Schmidt, Jean Ritchie, and the Old Crow Medicine Show, among others.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:01:33 +0000 Karen Impola 27976 at http://iowapublicradio.org This week on The Folk Tree This week on The Folk Tree http://iowapublicradio.org/post/week-folk-tree-0 <p>This week on The Folk Tree, join us for exclusive Iowa Public Radio recordings of award-winning Des Moines-based singer-songwriter Mary McAdams, from the 2010 Iowa Women's Music Festival, and Iowa City acoustic roots band Red Rock Hill, recorded live last August in our own Studio One in Cedar Falls.</p><p>We'll also hear music from new releases by Tom Paxton, the Wild Ponies, and the Barn Birds, and old favorites from the Battlefied Band and Mary Flower.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 17:23:48 +0000 Karen Impola 27587 at http://iowapublicradio.org This week on The Folk Tree This week on The Folk Tree http://iowapublicradio.org/post/week-folk-tree <p>This week's edition of The Folk Tree includes a very recent live recording and interview with the group Finnders and Youngberg, a Colorado-based group which includes Iowa native and award-winning songwriter Mike Finnders; a live recording of Iowa's own Jordan Sellergren; and music in honor of the summer solstice.&nbsp; You'll also hear from Norman Blake, Patti Casey, and Greg Brown, among others.&nbsp; Tune in between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 23 for some great music!</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:50:11 +0000 Karen Impola 22841 at http://iowapublicradio.org This week on The Folk Tree Howlin' Brothers play live on The Folk Tree http://iowapublicradio.org/post/howlin-brothers-play-live-folk-tree <p></p><p>The Howlin’ Brothers are a three-piece string band that brings heart and passion into every performance. Their upbeat shows are heavy with original and traditional music, featuring the sounds of slide banjo, harmonica and old-time fiddle.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 21:30:54 +0000 Karen Impola 21348 at http://iowapublicradio.org Howlin' Brothers play live on The Folk Tree Peter Mayer, Iowa Opera House Project spotlighted on The Folk Tree http://iowapublicradio.org/post/peter-mayer-iowa-opera-house-project-spotlighted-folk-tree <p></p><p>Iowa Public Radio's Cedar Falls facilities are the home of Studio-One-the-room (as opposed to Studio-One-the-programming-stream), an excellent venue for live music.&nbsp; As I write this, Studio-One-the-room is undergoing renovation and not available for use, but on April 28, The Folk Tree brings you some music that was recorded live there.</p><p>In the 2:00 hour, it's our favorite metaphysical Minnesotan singer-songwriter, Peter Mayer.&nbsp; Then in the 3:00 hour, Sam Knutson, Jordan Sellegren,&nbsp; and John Waite play music from their Iowa Opera House project.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:49:00 +0000 Karen Impola 18790 at http://iowapublicradio.org Peter Mayer, Iowa Opera House Project spotlighted on The Folk Tree Greg Brown and Bo Ramsey, Crooked Still featured on The Folk Tree this Sunday http://iowapublicradio.org/post/greg-brown-and-bo-ramsey-crooked-still-featured-folk-tree-sunday <p>Live music is important to us here at IPR.&nbsp; Because of that, we regularly travel to festivals and music venues to record musicians in live performance.&nbsp; Then we bring the recordings back and share them with you on the radio.</p><p>On Sunday, April 21, The Folk Tree presents a live recording of Iowa legends Greg Brown and Bo Ramsey, from the Temple for Performing Arts in Des Moines, in the 2:00 hour.&nbsp; Then listen during the 3:00 hour for neo-traditionalist string band Crooked Still, recorded at the 2011 Iowa Arts Festival in Iowa City.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 15:50:11 +0000 Karen Impola 18783 at http://iowapublicradio.org Greg Brown and Bo Ramsey, Crooked Still featured on The Folk Tree this Sunday Live Recordings, Live Guests on The Folk Tree this week http://iowapublicradio.org/post/live-recordings-live-guests-folk-tree-week <p></p><p></p><p>On Sunday, April 14, The Folk Tree takes you to one of the hippest venues in Iowa, CSPS in Cedar Rapids.&nbsp; In the 2:00 hour, we'll hear upstate New York singer-songwriter and percussionist Karen Savoca, accompanied by guitarist Pete Heitzman, from a concert recorded in October 2011.&nbsp; Then in the 3:00 hour, we offer the first taste of a recording made just this past January: seasoned folksinger Tom Paxton.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:53:00 +0000 Karen Impola 19137 at http://iowapublicradio.org Live Recordings, Live Guests on The Folk Tree this week The Pines, Sarah Jarosz featured on this week's edition of The Folk Tree http://iowapublicradio.org/post/pines-sarah-jarosz-featured-weeks-edition-folk-tree <p>Live music is important to us here at IPR.&nbsp; Because of that, we regularly travel to festivals and music venues to record musicians in live performance.&nbsp; Then we bring the recordings back and share them with you on the radio.&nbsp; On Sunday, April 7, The Folk Tree presents two live recordings from the 2010 Iowa Arts Festival in Iowa City.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:24:24 +0000 Karen Impola 18778 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Pines, Sarah Jarosz featured on this week's edition of The Folk Tree The Folk Tree Sunday, March 17, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/folk-tree-sunday-march-17-2013 <p>In honor of St. Patrick's Day, our show includes two segments from a 2012 concert by the Irish group Danu, in the 2:00 and 3:00 hours, plus lots of other great folk music, both Irish and non-Irish.</p> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Karen Impola 18131 at http://iowapublicradio.org University Concert March 16 and 17, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/university-concert-march-16-and-17-2013 <p>Pianist Rika Uchida, with soprano Leanne Freeman-Miller, recorded on the Drake University campus on March 23, 2011.</p> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Karen Impola 18161 at http://iowapublicradio.org University Concert March 9 and 10, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/university-concert-march-9-and-10-2013 <p>A recital by pianist Nicholas Roth, recorded in November 2012.</p> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Karen Impola 18160 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Folk Tree Sunday, February 24, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/folk-tree-sunday-february-24-2013 <p>This week's edition of The Folk Tree includes exclusive IPR live recordings of <strong>Ruth King</strong> and the <strong>Boone County Snake Chasers</strong>, plus music by <strong>Peter Mayer</strong>, <strong>Pharis and Jason Romero</strong>, <strong>Annalivia</strong>, and <strong>Seamus Egan.</strong></p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Karen Impola 18127 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Folk Tree Sunday, March 3, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/folk-tree-sunday-march-3-2013 <p>This week's edition of The Folk Tree includes exclusive IPR live recordings of <strong>Mr. Baber's Neighbors</strong> and <strong>Darrell Scott</strong>, plus music by <strong>Kathy Kallick</strong>, <strong>Nickel Creek</strong>, <strong>Lucy Kaplansky</strong>, and the <strong>Tannahill Weavers</strong>.</p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Karen Impola 18128 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Folk Tree Sunday, March 10, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/folk-tree-sunday-march-10-2013 <p>This week's edition of The Folk Tree includes exclusive IPR live recordings of <strong>John McCutcheon</strong> and <strong>Beppe Gambetta</strong>, plus music by <strong>Brother Sun</strong>, <strong>Hey Mavis</strong>, <strong>Jane Voss, </strong>and <strong>The Chieftains</strong>.</p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Karen Impola 18129 at http://iowapublicradio.org University Concert March 2 and 3, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/university-concert-march-2-and-3-2013 <p>The ISU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Michael Golemo, recorded on April 27, 2012.</p> Sun, 03 Mar 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Karen Impola 18159 at http://iowapublicradio.org University Concert February 23 and 24, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/university-concert-february-23-and-24-2013 <p>The Drake Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Akira Mori, with trombone soloist Grady McGrannahan, recorded on October 9, 2012.</p> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Karen Impola 18158 at http://iowapublicradio.org University Concert February 16 and 17, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/university-concert-february-16-and-17-2013 <p>An all-Beethoven concert by UNI professor and pianist Dmitri Vorobiev, recorded on December 3, 2012.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:27:24 +0000 Karen Impola 15802 at http://iowapublicradio.org University Concert February 9 and 10, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/university-concert-february-9-and-10-2013 <p>A faculty recital by Drake pianist Rika Uchida, with guest Mio Aoike, also on piano, recorded September 9, 2012.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:26:33 +0000 Karen Impola 15801 at http://iowapublicradio.org University Concert February 2 and 3, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/university-concert-february-2-and-3-2013 <p>The ISU Symphony Orchestra's "Concert of Soloists", recorded on March 24, 2012.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:25:47 +0000 Karen Impola 15800 at http://iowapublicradio.org University Concert January 26 and 27, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/university-concert-january-26-and-27-2013 <p>Music by Prokofiev, Dohnanyi, and Ron Ford, from the 2011 Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:24:38 +0000 Karen Impola 15799 at http://iowapublicradio.org