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 189 – Patrick Haggerty (Lavender Country)

November 10, 2022

A note: our guest on this episode, Patrick Haggerty of Lavender  country passed away on October 31 at the age of…

Basic Folk 188 – Ondara

November 3, 2022

Lizzie No talks to Ondara When Ondara was a little boy growing up in Nairobi, Kenya, music was both everywhere…

Basic Folk 187 – Mali Obomsawin

October 27, 2022

Lizzie No talks to Mali Obomsawin Y’all ready for a crossover? Basic Folk listeners will remember Mali Obomsawin from their…

Basic Folk 186 – Caroline Spence

October 20, 2022

Originally from Charlottesville, Virginia, Caroline Spence came from this cool family that always seemed to be messing around with music:…


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