Jim Liban


WMSE's annual Backyard BBQ will return to Cathedral Square Park for another year of rootsy music and smokey food on Saturday, Sept. 5. Today the station announced the lineup for the sixth installment of the event, which will feature the New Orlean.. more

Jul 10, 2015 4:00 PM On Music

Recent years have found folksinger Lil’ Rev as the principal torchbearer for Milwaukee’s ukulele revival. more

Nov 4, 2014 8:09 PM Local Music

It was a little like a surprise birthday party, except the guest of honor was notified a few weeks in advance so he could clear his schedule for the night. This Sunday is Jim Liban Day in the City of Milwaukee, complete with a proclamation... more

Oct 21, 2014 10:40 PM Local Music

On his 13th album, Milwaukee's beloved proponent of old-time Americana, Lil' Rev, places himself on new ground. It's his first collection of all-original songs and the first time he has recorded with a drummer. “I've usually been more

Apr 17, 2012 12:00 AM Album Reviews

Perhaps because it bears no relation to the court dances of any aristocracy, tap dancing has never been considered a high art form. It’s said that when percussion instruments were forbidden to African slaves in America, they remembered the ... more

Aug 10, 2010 12:00 AM Classical Music