Folk Music


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The North Carolina Americana/folk duo comes to the Pabst Theater on Jan. 29. Read more

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On Perpetual Optimist, Luke Lalonde, lead singer and guitarist Born Ruffians, pins many influences onto his chest in 31 minutes displays impressive variety. Read more

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Milwaukee folkie Samso charms on his eponymous debut effort. Read more

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Following Courtney Barnett’s Summerfest performance, an astute listener suggested, “This is what Nirvana would sound like had they existed in 2019 and their front man was a woman from Australia.” Read more

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Reissue specialists Light in the Attic have released the outsider-folk-music soundtrack to 'The American Dreamer,' a documentary about the making of the Dennis Hopper film, 'The Last Movie.' Read more

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On his two recent albums, Milwaukee’s John Stano performs magic on guitar and harmonica, with lyrics that catch the seemingly mundane moments of life with memorable vivacity. Read more

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The veteran folk singer cut an imposing figure as he strode onstage at Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. in Walker’s Point. Read more

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Intended as a conceptual piece, on Milwaukee-area folkies Tom & Barb Webber’s latest album, each song represents a step in a journey toward emotional healing and wholeness. Read more

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The true gems on this Townes Van Zandt posthumous album of unreleased songs are the never-before-heard songs—“Sky Blue” and “All I Need”—that add significantly to the singer/songwriter’s legacy. Read more

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Field Report has come a long way since the early 2010s, an era when the search for the next Justin Vernon inevitably led to some of the guys who had played with Vernon. Read more

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The remnant of the history-making folk trio will perform Oct. 26 at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center. Read more

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After 52 years, Milwaukee’s folk venue The Coffee House has moved to a new location, but its mission remains. Read more

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The Milwaukee folk duo Nickel&Rose push back against the genre’s whitewashing on their poignant new EP. Read more

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The Milwaukee folk singer brings a composer’s sense of experimentation to his exploratory new EP, Nowhere to Go. Read more

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Waukesha’s Watchbirds call their music garage-folk. If the first word in their descriptor infers simplicity and the second word, gentleness, the co-ed quintet nailed it. Read more

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For many in the crowd, the intimate show was the first chance to hear material from Damien Jurado’s newest album, The Horizon Just Laughed. Read more

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The Shepherd Express is excited to premiere the long-awaited new album from Milwaukee's most harmonic indie-folk band. Read more

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On Dead Horses’ deeply personal third album, singer-songwriter Sarah Vos attempts to reconcile childhood traumas. Read more

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For singer-songwriter Caley Conway, a move to rural Oostburg has only heightened her connection to the Milwaukee music scene. Read more

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The Milwaukee musician’s first song-based solo project in nearly two decades is a prickly song cycle about mankind’s thirst for war. Read more

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