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 05 – Kaia Kater

December 6, 2018

I feel very grateful to have Kaia Kater on Basic Folk! Her willingness to talk so openly about the whiteness…

Basic Folk 04 – Nora Jane Struthers

November 29, 2018 Nora Jane Struthers started in bluegrass, but has leaned towards Americana and rock and roll in the past decade.…

Basic Folk 03 – Anna Tivel

November 15, 2018 Anna Tivel is my guest this week. Tivel is known for her character songs that portray the beauty and…

Basic Folk 02 – Suitcase Junket

November 8, 2018 In this week’s episode, I sit down (and basically LOL the entire time) with one-man-band Matt Lorenz of The…


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