Waltz Your Way into a Country-Filled Hour with Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers

Apr 20, 2015

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Wisconsin-based folk duo, The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers.

Download the podcast to listen to a full hour of their unique blend of vaudeville, country, and folk.

The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers, a duo from Viroqua, Wisconsin, perform traditional American fiddle tunes and sing tight harmony songs, including country, vaudeville, hits of the 1920s and 30s, and original songs and fiddle tunes. Peppered into their ever evolving repertoire is also music from other lands —Canada, Transylvania, Sweden, Mexico, and Venezuela to name a few — that has caught their fancy.

The duo perform frequent concerts at a variety of venues and events and are known for engaging their audiences and putting them at ease with their lighthearted stage presence. They also regularly perform as a dance band for square and contra dances. Though their dance repertoire includes tunes from across the continent, they often favor traditional fiddle music that represents their roots in the rural Upper Midwest.