Programs

  • Basic Folk: Kaia Kater

    • December 10, 2018
    • Cindy Howes

    Kaia Kater talks about her love of hip-hop, she discusses her hope for more cathartic spaces to play as a woman of color, and reveals how she opens the conversation of race during her shows. In addition to her folk kin, Kaia is a child of an immigrant from Grenada. She and host Cindy Howes explore her inspirations and research for her latest album, Grenades, which is a mediation on Grenada and her father’s immigrant experience.

  • Beehive Field Recordings: Spaceworks NYC

    • December 03, 2018
    • Beehive Productions

    These sessions were all filmed in 2018 in the Spaceworks NYC studios in the Williamsburg Public Library and the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. The sessions feature an eclectic mix of NYC-based roots music.

  • Basic Folk: Nora Jane Struthers

    • December 03, 2018
    • Cindy Howes

    Originally a high school English teacher in Brooklyn, NY, Struthers (a New Jersey native), in her mid-twenties, decided to take a leap into a career in music. She packed her bags and headed to Nashville. It is in this town where she met and married Joe Overton, who happens to be the banjo player in her band. In our conversation, Nora opens up about the pressure and weird power that comes with being a woman in the music industry, her struggles with infertility, and her off the chain vocabulary.

  • Hangin' & Sangin': Lauren Morrow

    • November 27, 2018
    • Kelly McCartney

    Country singer/songwriter Lauren Morrow steps out on her own and into the studio in support of her new self-titled EP after leading the Whiskey Gentry for the past few years. Produced and hosted by music journalist Kelly McCartney in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Hangin' & Sangin': Amy Ray

    • November 20, 2018
    • Kelly McCartney

    Folk-rock icon Amy Ray steps out of the Indigo Girls and into the studio to talk about her new solo album, Holler. Produced and hosted by music journalist Kelly McCartney in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Basic Folk: Anna Tivel

    • November 16, 2018
    • Cindy Howes

    Anna Tivel is known for her character songs that portray the beauty and pain in everyday individuals. Born in a small farming town in Skagit Valley, Washington, Anna came to songwriting as a recent college grad waiting tables in downtown Portland. Her first song, she reports, was about “whales having fun.” Since then she has quickly risen through the ranks of those who can turn a phrase being recognized as one of NPR’s “Songs We Love.”

  • Hangin' & Sangin': The Watson Twins

    • November 13, 2018
    • Kelly McCartney

    Indie folk duo the Watson Twins stop by to discuss the new direction they took on their latest release, DUO. Produced and hosted by music journalist Kelly McCartney in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Basic Folk: The Suitcase Junket

    • November 09, 2018
    • Cindy Howes

    Originally from a small town in rural Vermont, Matt Lorenz’s (aka The Suitcase Junket) first instrument was a free, second-hand piano the family had gotten from a posting on a bulletin board. As his musical career continued so did his love of recycled instruments. Now he creates most of his instruments by hand using objects he finds in the trash.

  • Hangin' & Sangin': Katie Pruitt

    • November 06, 2018
    • Kelly McCartney

    Singer/songwriter Katie Pruitt, a young artist on the rise, stops in to tell her story and sing some songs off her OurVinyl Live Session EP. Produced and hosted by music journalist Kelly McCartney in Nashville, Tennessee.