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 140 – Buffalo Nichols

October 28, 2021

Carl Nichols (aka Buffalo Nichols) found out that he liked playing guitar way more than anything else when he was…

Basic Folk: neath the banner of the Black eclectic

October 21, 2021

This special episode of Basic Folk features Allison Russell, Jake Blount, Kaïa Kater, and guest host Lizzie No in a…

Basic Folk 139 – Dar Williams

October 14, 2021

Editor’s note: Lizzie No interviews Dar Williams on Basic Folk! Be sure to got back and listen to Lizzie’s previous…

Basic Folk 138 – Amy Helm

October 7, 2021

Amy Helm grew up surrounded by some of the most influential musicians in American roots music, including her father Levon…

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