The Folk Tree http://iowapublicradio.org en 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-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 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 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 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 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, February 17, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/folk-tree-sunday-february-17-2013 <p>This week's edition of The Folk Tree includes exclusive IPR live recordings of <strong>Gabriel Kahane</strong> and the <strong>Blackberry Bushes Stringband</strong>, plus music by <strong>Andrew Calhoun</strong>, <strong>Heidi Talbot</strong>, the <strong>Yonder Mountain String Band</strong>, and <strong>Doc Watson.</strong></p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:39:00 +0000 Karen Impola 15318 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Folk Tree Sunday, February 10, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/folk-tree-sunday-february-10-2013 <p>This week's edition of The Folk Tree includes exclusive IPR live recordings of <strong>Mary McAdams</strong> and <strong>Crooked Still</strong>, plus music by <strong>James McCandless</strong>, <strong>Taj Mahal</strong>, and <strong>Sara Watkins</strong>.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:38:19 +0000 Karen Impola 15317 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Folk Tree Sunday, February 3, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/folk-tree-sunday-february-3-2013 <p>This week's edition of The Folk Tree includes exclusive IPR live recordings of singer-songwriter and keyboard whiz <strong>Radoslav Lorkovic</strong> and Texas band <strong>Milkdrive</strong>, plus music by <strong>Bonnie Koloc, Leftover Salmon,</strong> and <strong>Old Blind Dogs</strong>.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:37:39 +0000 Karen Impola 15316 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Folk Tree Sunday, January 27, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/folk-tree-sunday-january-27-2012 <p>This week's edition of The Folk Tree includes exclusive IPR live recordings of singer-songwriter <strong>Jeffrey Foucault</strong> and of Latin American rhythms from <strong>Los Llaneros</strong>, plus music by <strong>Talitha MacKenzie</strong>, <strong>Paul Geremia, the Greencards</strong>, and <strong>the Carolina Chocolate Drops.</strong></p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:37:01 +0000 Karen Impola 15315 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Folk Tree Sunday, January 13, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/folk-tree-sunday-january-13-2013 <p>This week's edition of The Folk Tree includes exclusive IPR live recordings of fiddler April Verch and of Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman, plus music by Carrie Elkin, Notorious, Bob Black, and Sarah McQuaid.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:36:14 +0000 Karen Impola 15314 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Folk Tree Sunday, December 30, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/folk-tree-sunday-december-30-2012 <p>Between 1:00 and 3:00 today, Karen Impola presents an exclusive IPR live recording of <em>Irish Christmas in America,</em> recorded last year at CSPS in Cedar Rapids, with musicians from the top-notch Irish band Teada plus one of the most talked-about vocal acts to emerge from Ireland in recent times—Lumiere, comprising the talents of Eilís Kennedy &amp; Pauline Scanlon.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:35:27 +0000 Karen Impola 15313 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Folk Tree Sunday, December 23, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/folk-tree-sunday-december-23-2012 <p>From 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., The Folk Tree will be pre-empted by a holiday special, "<em>A Christmas Celtic Sojourn</em>" (details <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/events/specials" target="_blank">here</a>)</p><p>From 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., it's our usual mix of folk music old and new, with a particular emphasis on holiday favorites.&nbsp; Here music from <strong>Monroe Crossing</strong>, <strong>Catie Curtis</strong>, <strong>Gina Forsyth</strong> and more, plus a live recording of <strong>Beppe Gambetta</strong>.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:34:45 +0000 Karen Impola 15312 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Folk Tree Sunday, December 9, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/folk-tree-sunday-december-9-2012 <p>This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of <strong>Jim Lauderdale</strong> and <strong>Mr. Baber's Neighbors</strong>.&nbsp; plus music by <strong>Debra Cowan, Th</strong><strong>e Red Clay Ramblers</strong>, <strong>Bela Fleck,</strong> and <strong>The Early Mays,</strong> among others.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:33:57 +0000 Karen Impola 15311 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Folk Tree Sunday, December 2, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/folk-tree-sunday-december-2-2012 <p>This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of <strong>The Mike and Amy Finders Band</strong> and <strong>The Refugees</strong>.&nbsp; plus music by <strong>Peter Mayer, Th</strong><strong>e Red Clay Ramblers</strong>, <strong>Peter Ostroushko</strong> and <strong>Anna Livia</strong> among others.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:33:17 +0000 Karen Impola 15310 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Folk Tree Sunday, November 25, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/folk-tree-sunday-november-25-2012 <p>Join us for our annual post-Thanksgiving show, featuring songs of food and gratitude.&nbsp; Hear live recordings of <strong>Crooked Still </strong>and <strong>John McCutcheon</strong>, plus songs by <strong>Robin and Linda Williams</strong>,<strong> Roy Book Binder</strong>, <strong>Tim Grimm</strong> and more.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:32:36 +0000 Karen Impola 15309 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Folk Tree Sunday, November 11, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/folk-tree-sunday-november-11-2012 <p>This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of <strong>Lou and Peter Berryman</strong> and <strong>The Iowa Opera House Project</strong>. We'll also hear from our<strong>&nbsp;</strong> CD of the month,&nbsp; <em>Sing the Delta</em> by <strong>Iris Dement</strong>, plus music by <strong>Dave Moore, The Pentangle, Mississippi John Hurt</strong> and <strong>Todd Burge</strong>, among others.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:31:49 +0000 Karen Impola 15308 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Folk Tree Sunday, November 4, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/folk-tree-sunday-november-4-2012 <p>This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of <strong>Chris Pureka</strong> and <strong>Finnders and Youngberg, </strong>plus music by <strong>The Stray Birds</strong>, <strong>Gina Forsyth</strong>, <strong>The Old Crow Medicine Show</strong>, and <strong>Heidi Talbot</strong>.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:31:11 +0000 Karen Impola 15307 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Folk Tree Sunday, October 28, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/folk-tree-sunday-october-28-2012 <p>It's our annual pre-Halloween show, full of songs about witches, ghosts, goblins, and the supernatural!&nbsp; We'll hear from <strong>Tim O'Brien</strong>, <strong>Susan McKeown</strong>, and <strong>Sarah Jarosz</strong>, among others, plus exclusive IPR live recordings of <strong>The Chapin Sisters</strong> and <strong>Calle Sur</strong>.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:30:27 +0000 Karen Impola 15306 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Folk Tree Sunday, October 21, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/folk-tree-sunday-october-21-2012 <p>This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of Iowa-based singer-songwriters <strong>Ben Schmidt </strong> and <strong>Mary McAdams</strong>. We'll also hear from our<strong>&nbsp;</strong> CD of the month,&nbsp; <em>Sheinn</em> by Nova Scotia musicians<strong> Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac</strong>, plus music by <strong>Hat Check Girl</strong>, <strong>Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks</strong>, <strong>Doug &amp; Telisha Williams</strong>, and <strong>Old Blind Dogs</strong>.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:29:45 +0000 Karen Impola 15305 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Folk Tree Sunday, October 14, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/folk-tree-sunday-october-14-2012 <p>This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of <strong>Genticorum </strong> and <strong>The Pines</strong>. We'll also hear from our<strong>&nbsp;</strong> CD of the month,&nbsp; <em>Sheinn</em> by Nova Scotia musicians Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac, plus music by <strong>John Hartford, Annalivia, David Wilcox, Kathy Mattea</strong>, and more.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:28:58 +0000 Karen Impola 15304 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Folk Tree Sunday, October 7, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/folk-tree-sunday-october-7-2012 <p>This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of <strong>The Blackberry Bushes Stringband </strong> and <strong>The Nadas</strong>. We'll also hear music by <strong>Altan</strong>, <strong>Carol Montag</strong>, <strong>The New Lost City Ramblers</strong>, <strong>The Sons of the Never Wrong</strong>, and more.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:28:17 +0000 Karen Impola 15303 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Folk Tree Sunday, September 30, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/folk-tree-sunday-september-30-2012 <p>This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of <strong>Los Llaneros </strong> and <strong>Greg Brown and Bo Ramsey</strong>. We'll also hear from our<strong>&nbsp;</strong> CD of the month, <strong>Robin and Linda Williams' </strong>new release, <em>These Old Dark Hills</em>, plus music by <strong>The Awful Purdies</strong>, <strong>Jean Redpath</strong>, <strong>Dave Nachmanoff</strong>, <strong>The Nashville Bluegrass Band</strong>, and more.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:27:36 +0000 Karen Impola 15302 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Folk Tree Sunday, September 16, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/folk-tree-sunday-september-16-2012 <p>This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of <strong>Sarah Jarosz </strong> and <strong>Radoslav Lorkovic</strong>. We'll also hear from our<strong>&nbsp;</strong> CD of the month, <strong>Robin and Linda Williams' </strong>new release, <em>These Old Dark Hills</em>, plus music by the Irish band <strong>Danu</strong>,<strong> The Foghorn Stringband</strong>, and <strong>Greg Brown</strong>.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:26:51 +0000 Karen Impola 15301 at http://iowapublicradio.org