Folk Music


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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. more

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

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

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

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

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Folk duo Crookhaven, and their 11 supplementary musicians, create soundscapes that take in classic folk textures, sprightly country, African rhythmic intricacies and other disparate sonic ingredients. more

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San Francisco’s Negative Press Project transforms the sublime songs of Jeff Buckley into melodious frameworks for eclectic instrumental improvisation within a focused ensemble setting. more

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Milwaukee’s Tangled Lines reinterprets a root source of American country music for a fresh sound that at once threatens to be a genre unto itself. more

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Lil Rev’s latest release is backed with a full complement of musicians, all of them Milwaukee notables. more

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Angel Olsen’s return to the Pabst Theater was a magnificent upgrade from her last show at the venue at year ago. more

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The Milwaukee-based Zach Pietrini Band has partnered with local distillery Twisted Path for their Songs & Spirits Living Room Tour, which kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 5. more

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Over the last half century, the Milwaukee music venue, The Coffee House, has hosted acoustic musicians from all over the country. more

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A Milwaukee open-mic staple, Chris Haise credits trial and error for his efficiently folky debut EP. more

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