Basic Folk 149 – Tré Burt

January 20, 2022

When Tré Burt was signed to John Prine’s Oh Boy Records in 2019, he was one of only two artists—including label-mate Kelsey Waldon, to join the label in the past 15 years. The Sacramento-born singer/songwriter had released his debut album independently, catching the attention of Prine’s son Jody Whelan, who sent Tré a message on social media. Sadly, the message, which landed in one of those secret inboxes no one knows about, remained unread for a long time. When Tré…

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Basic Folk 148 – Eliza Gilkyson

January 13, 2022

Eliza Gilkyson is a middle child, a constant reinventor of herself and a surprise teacher of songwriting. Her father, the…

Basic Folk 147 – MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger

December 16, 2021

It’s hard to put into words why I love MC Taylor so much, but I know when it started. His…

Basic Folk 146 – Brad Kolodner

December 9, 2021

Once Baltimore claw-hammer banjoist, radio host and community organizer Brad Kolodner got a banjo in his hands, it was game…

Basic Folk 145 – Miko Marks

December 2, 2021

Miko Marks’ story starts in Flint, MI where she was immersed in music, specifically country music (Loretta Lynn and Kenny…

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