Basic Folk 190 – Melissa Carper

November 17, 2022

Upright bassist, singer and songwriter Melissa Carper has been playing in bands since she took up the position of bass in her family band at the age of 12. She grew up with a reverence for country music in her small town Nebraska family. The original Carper Family band toured regionally on the weekends at Elks lodges, VFWs and small bars. Little Melissa made $50 a gig, which allowed her to take her friends out for dinner and gave her…

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Basic Folk 185 – Will Sheff

October 13, 2022

When Will Sheff was a baby, he had a life-threatening illness that required him to have a tracheotomy. From that…

Basic Folk 184 – Caleb Caudle

October 6, 2022

Lizzie No interviews Caleb Caudle on Basic Folk! Caleb Caudle has lived a lot of his life on the road.…

Basic Folk 183 – Brittany Haas

September 29, 2022

Fiddler Brittany Haas has an impressive resume: she started touring at 14 with Darol Anger, recorded her debut album at…

Basic Folk 182 – Amy Ray

September 22, 2022

Amy Ray is best known for being one half of Indigo Girls with Emily Sailers, a band that’s been going…


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