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The Folk Tree
9:24 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Folk Tree Sunday, August 19, 2012

This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of John McCutcheon and Crooked Still. We'll also hear from our  CD of the month, The Honey Dewdrops' new release, Silver Lining, plus music by Corb Lund, Larry Long, Rory Block, and The Beggarmen.

The Folk Tree
9:24 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Folk Tree Sunday, August 12, 2012

This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of Beppe Gambetta and The Refugees. We'll also hear from our  CD of the month, The Honey Dewdrops' new release, Silver Lining, plus music by Joan Baez, Crooked Still, Alan Stivell, and Ruthie Foster.

The Folk Tree
9:23 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Folk Tree Sunday, August 5, 2012

This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of Calle Sur and The Hot Club of Davenport. We'll also hear from our  CD of the month, The Honey Dewdrops' new release, Silver Lining, plus music by Chris Thile, Swallowtail, Dar Williams and Flaco Jimenez.

The Folk Tree
9:22 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Folk Tree Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Folk Tree will not be heard this week; instead, Iowa Public Radio's Studio One stream will be airing NPR's live coverage of the Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 29, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

The Folk Tree
9:22 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Folk Tree Sunday, July 22, 2012

This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of Teddy Thompson and Finnders & Youngberg. We'll also hear from our CD of the month, Catfish Keith's new release, Put On a Buzz, plus music by Tim Grimm. Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, Ray Bonneville, and Karan Casey.

The Folk Tree
9:21 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Folk Tree Sunday, July 1, 2012

This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of The Chapin Sisters and Jeffrey Foucault. We'll also hear from our CD of the month, Catfish Keith's new release, Put On a Buzz, plus music by Andrew McKnight, Tara Nevins, Jim Malcolm, and Leftover Salmon.

The Folk Tree
9:20 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Folk Tree Sunday, June 24, 2012

This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of Lou and Peter Berryman and The Blackberry Bushes Stringband. We'll also hear from our CD of the month, Raldo Schneider's new release. Big Flood, plus music by Bucky Halker, The Honey Dewdrops, Bonnie Koloc, Colcannon, and more.

The Folk Tree
9:20 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Folk Tree Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!  This week's edition of The Folk Tree features exclusive IPR live recordings of Sarah Sample and Darrell Scott, songs about fathers and fatherhood by Susan Werner, Pierce Pettis, and Doc Watson, plus a couple of tracks from our CD of the month for June, Raldo Schneider's Big Flood.

The Folk Tree
9:19 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Folk Tree Sunday, June 10, 2012

This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of the French-Canadian band Genticorum and Iowa singer-songwriter Ben Schmidt. We'll also hear from our CD of the month, Raldo Schneider's new release. Big Flood, plus music by Emma's Revolution, Steve Earle, Susan McKeown, and The Wrongler with Jimmie Dale Gilmore, among others.

The Folk Tree
9:16 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Folk Tree Sunday, June 3, 2012

This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of Greg Brown with Bo Ramsey and Sarah Jarosz. We'll also hear from our CD of the month, Raldo Schneider's new release. Big Flood, plus music by Doc Watson, Paul Geremia, Erick Hovey, Cara Dillon, and more.

The Folk Tree
9:15 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Folk Tree Sunday, May 20, 2012

On Saturday, March 10, Susan Werner performed at the Oster Regent Theatre in Cedar Falls, with sidewomen Trina Hamlin and Natalia Zukerman.  IPR was there to record that show.  We'll be broadcasting the concert in its entirety on this week's edition of The Folk Tree, beginning in the 2:00 hour.

The Folk Tree
9:15 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Folk Tree Sunday, May 13, 2012

This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of Iowa-based celtic band The Beggarmen and Jason Walsmith and Mike Butterworth, frontmen of The Nadas. We'll also hear from our CD of the month, Some Bright Morning by Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem, and music in honor of Mother's Day from Jez Lowe, The Sweetback Sisters, Coty Hogue, and more.

The Folk Tree
9:13 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Folk Tree Sunday, May 6, 2012

This week's show includes a live performance at 2:00 p.m. by singer-songwriter Peter Mayer.  Please join us in the studio audience!  We'll be in Studio One, on the third floor of the Communication Arts Center on the UNI campus in Cedar Falls.  (Campus map here - parking is free on the UNI campus on weekends.)

The Folk Tree
9:12 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Folk Tree Sunday, April 29, 2012

This week's show features a phone interview with Judy Collins, who performs at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines on Sunday evening.  Also, exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of the Celtic band Cara and Iowa City's Dustin Busch; a couple of tracks from our CD of the month, Lay Down  Lay Low by The Steel Wheels; plus music by Emma's Revolution, Bill Evans, Martin Carthy, and more.

The Folk Tree
9:11 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Folk Tree Sunday, April 22, 2012

This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of Dana and Susan Robinson and Teddy Thompson. We'll also hear from our CD of the month, Lay Down  Lay Low by The Steel Wheels, plus music by Laurie Lewis, Peter Mayer, Lou and Peter Berryman, and more.

The Folk Tree
9:05 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Folk Tree Sunday, April 15, 2012

This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of French-Canadian band Genticorum and bluegrass from The Mike and Amy Finders Band. We'll also hear from our CD of the month, Lay Down  Lay Low by The Steel Wheels, plus music by Nanci Griffith, The Infamous Stringdusters, and Karan Casey and John Doyle.

The Folk Tree
9:04 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Folk Tree Sunday, April 1, 2012

This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of Des Moines-based singer-songwriter Mary McAdams and Olympia, Washington's  Blackberry Bushes String Band. We'll also hear from our CD of the month, Lay Down  Lay Low by The Steel Wheels, plus music by Peter Mulvey, The Decembrists, and Mariel Vandersteel.

The Folk Tree
9:03 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Folk Tree Sunday March 25, 2012

This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of Lou and Peter Berryman and Jim Lauderdale. We'll also hear from our CD of the month, The Poison Glen by Altan, plus music by Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Steel Wheels, and Tim Grimm.

The Folk Tree
9:02 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Folk Tree Sunday, March 18, 2012

A special day-after-St.-Patricks's-Day celebration!  We'll be airing a concert by the band Danu, recorded live in Ames earlier this month, plus other music on Irish and Irish-American themes.  Danu's concert will be broadcast in its entirety beginning at about 2:00 p.m.

Java Blend
4:36 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

The Uniphonics on Java Blend Saturday, February 23, 2013

Since 2007 The Uniphonics have established themselves as one of the premier bands in Iowa and Illinois. Playing on bills with internationally touring superstars like Victor Wooten, EOTO, Primus, The Roots, Matisyahu, Members of G-Unit, Rusted Root and Parliament Funkadelic have helped build an enthusiastic fan base.

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Java Blend
4:36 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Slip Silo on Java Blend February 16, 2013

Iowa City electronic/jazz/rock quartet Slip Silo celebrated the release of its first full length album, Monsoons, on April 14th, 2012, the follow-up to the group’s 2009 self-titled EP. Formed in the summer of 2008, Slip Silo is comprised of talented, thoughtful musicians who studied jazz and who have appeared in groups such as Koplant No, OSG, Big Funk Guarantee, The Critical Hour, New Beat Society, and many more. The band combines a variety of influences to create a unique sound that listeners find delightfully difficult to classify.

Java Blend
4:35 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Bryce Janey on Java Blend February 9, 2013

Bryce Janey is an outstanding blues/rock axe slinger from Marion, Iowa. He began his career at the age of 13, touring regionally and nationally from Chicago to Los Angeles with a blues-rock trio called the Janey's. Bryce began his solo career in 1995 and has received widespread praise and accolades ever since. His newest album, "Blues in My Soul," features "soul-powered, retro-70s bluesey heavy guitar six string mojo."

Java Blend
4:34 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Crooked Still on Java Blend February 2, 2013

Crooked Still boasts their musical prowess as a non-traditional bluegrass quintet and celebrates the recent release of their fourth album, Some Strange County. Known for their high-intensity, unusual instrumentation and innovative acoustic style, this Boston based band says that Some Strange County is their most personal and visionary album yet. During its recording, they band worked with Grammy award winning producer and engineer Gary Paczos (Alison Krauss and Union Station, Dolly Parton).

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Java Blend
4:33 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

David Lowery on Java Blend January 26, 2013

An indie artist from Richmond, Virginia, and one of the producers for albums by artists such as The Counting Crows, Jason Molina and Magnolia Electric Company, David Lowery has recently decided it is time to debut a solo record. His new CD, The Palace Guards, comes alongside successful projects as a lead singer and guitarist with rockers Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven. His debut solor project features thoughtful yet simplistic lyrical work and mellow electric guitar.

Java Blend
4:32 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Thankful Dirt on Java Blend January 19, 2013

Thankful Dirt, the indie/Americana Des Moines-based duo of Darren & Molly Matthews, strums and sings while crafting an intimate look into the lives and pain of the everyman while finding a way to calm your soul. The beauty in Thankful Dirt’s music comes not only from Molly’s powerful, soul snatching vocals but also from the unique relationship the two share in the project. Together they ignite a sound both unique and universally appealing. Music lovers ‘dig’ Thankful Dirt.

Java Blend
4:31 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Big Blue Sky on Java Blend January 12, 2013

Big Blue Sky started as a father-son duo in the mid-90s by Jon Stravers Sr and Jon-Jon Stravers. Their musical style includes the influence of folk, bluegrass, blues, and reggae. In their music they seek a closer connection to the planet, and indeed their musical writing comes from the inspiration of wild places and a celebration of our natural heritage and the natural rhythms of life.

Java Blend
4:31 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Whitney Mann on Java Blend January 5, 2013

Whitney Mann is an old soul with a child's glow. Her story is only beginning. It's the story of a poetic farm girl from Michigan who grew up to open for Loretta Lynn. It's the story of a young woman whose voice will break your heart but whose songs will bring you back for more. Her new package of country ballads and barn tales is called The Western Sky.

Java Blend
4:30 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Chad Elliott on Java Blend December 29, 2012

Averaging over 100 shows per year, Chad Elliott has been on the road for more than a decade performing a blend of roots, blues and folk music. He has played across the country and has been lauded as a modern-day troubadour.

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Java Blend
4:29 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

The Awful Purdies on Java Blend December 22, 2012

The Awful Purdies are an eclectic quintet of female multi-instrumentalists who take turns stepping up as song writer and lead singer. The ensemble purdify's each song they meet, letting the song lead the way. One song might require channeling the Andrew's Sisters, while another song might reach out to a rock-a-billy or Motown sensibility.

Java Blend
4:28 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

The Candymakers on Java Blend December 15, 2012

The Candymakers of Davenport, Iowa offer a sound that is contemporary, yet keeps the essence of old-school groove bands of music past. Emulating the many talents of artists such as Ben Harper, Aretha Franklin and BB King, it’s important to the band to produce an original sound that keeps fans craving for more.

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