Folk Music http://publicradiotulsa.org en A Chat with Musician Janet Witman, a Longtime Expert of Both the Classical and Celtic Harp http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/chat-musician-janet-witman-longtime-expert-both-classical-and-celtic-harp <p>On this installment of ST, we speak with harpist Janet Witman, whose accomplished career in music has taken her from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia to the Salzedo Harp Colony in Maine (where she worked with the legendary Alice Chalifoux). Witman, based in Pennsylvania, has performed as a soloist with the Allentown Symphony, the Hilton Head Orchestra, Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, Providence Chamber Orchestra, the Wheatland Chorale, and other ensembles. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:05:42 +0000 Rich Fisher 63774 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Chat with Musician Janet Witman, a Longtime Expert of Both the Classical and Celtic Harp An Upcoming Workshop at the Fly Loft in Downtown Tulsa: "The Art of Street Performance" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/upcoming-workshop-fly-loft-downtown-tulsa-art-street-performance <p>On this edition of our show, we're talking about buskers --- or, in other words, street performers. Whether it's by juggling, playing music, eating fire, doing magic tricks, enacting mime, or what-have-you, buskers take their creativity, theatricality, and pass-the-hat know-how directly to the streets, as it were --- and, as a socio-cultural phenomenon, they must be as old as cities themselves. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:50:16 +0000 Rich Fisher 62149 at http://publicradiotulsa.org An Upcoming Workshop at the Fly Loft in Downtown Tulsa: "The Art of Street Performance" A Chat with the Wonderful Singer-Songwriter, Actor, and Activist Holly Near http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/chat-wonderful-singer-songwriter-actor-and-activist-holly-near <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak with the remarkable singer-songwriter, actor, and activist Holly Near, who'll perform with the folk duo known as Emma's Revolution --- as well as pianist Jan Martinelli -- on Friday night (the 11th) at 7:30pm at the All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, at 2952 South Peoria. Near is well-known for writing such classic modern-day folk anthems as "It Could Have Been Me" and "Singing For Our Lives" --- and for appearing in several notable films, plays, and TV programs over the years. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:02:46 +0000 Rich Fisher 57562 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Chat with the Wonderful Singer-Songwriter, Actor, and Activist Holly Near Author and PRT Host Richard Higgs Offers "Then There Is No Mountain: An American Memoir" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/author-and-prt-host-richard-higgs-offers-then-there-no-mountain-american-memoir <p>Today on StudioTulsa, we're joined by our friend and colleague Richard Higgs, a local writer who's well-known as one of the co-hosts of <a href="http://www.folksalad.com/">Folk Salad</a>, the long-running folk &amp; blues &amp; Red Dirt (&amp; alt-country &amp; Americana &amp; singer-songwriter &amp; what-not) radio show heard Sunday evenings at 7pm here on Public Radio 89.5. Higgs has a new book out, "Then There Is No Mountain: An American Memoir," which he discusses with us today. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:05:00 +0000 Rich Fisher 48445 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Author and PRT Host Richard Higgs Offers "Then There Is No Mountain: An American Memoir" Daniel Riedemann, of 19th Century Restorations, on Rebuilding Woody Guthrie's Childhood Home http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/daniel-riedemann-19th-century-restorations-rebuilding-woody-guthries-childhood-home <p>Today on ST, we speak with Daniel Riedemann, a contractor based in Lawrence, Kansas, who owns and operates the firm known as <a href="http://19thcenturyrestorations.com/">19th Century Restorations</a>. This is a company that's restored the childhood homes of Johnny Carson, Nina Simone, and others. About a year ago, Riedemann initiated the non-profit Woody Guthrie Family Home Reconstruction Project, which is raising funds in order to re-build the home of Woodrow Wilson Guthrie in Okemah, Oklahoma --- using, for the most part, the original materials. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:37:26 +0000 Rich Fisher 45363 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Daniel Riedemann, of 19th Century Restorations, on Rebuilding Woody Guthrie's Childhood Home Mardi Gras Music Appreciation: Some Fun, Fanciful, and Funky Tunes for Fat Tuesday 2013 http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/mardi-gras-music-appreciation-some-fun-fanciful-and-funky-tunes-fat-tuesday-2013 <p>On today's ST, we're spinning a seriously tasty variety --- a gumbo, in fact --- of great Mardi Gras music with Denis McGilvray, a local music blogger and longtime New Orleans music enthusiast. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:58:52 +0000 Rich Fisher 34042 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Mardi Gras Music Appreciation: Some Fun, Fanciful, and Funky Tunes for Fat Tuesday 2013 "Blind but Now I See: The Biography of Music Legend Doc Watson" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/blind-now-i-see-biography-music-legend-doc-watson-encore-presentation <p>On this installment of ST, which first aired in July, we're looking back on the life and music of the late Doc Watson, who died in late May at the age of 89. Watson was a truly legendary guitarist and singer whose work in the realms of folk, bluegrass, country, blues, and gospel music won him several Grammy Awards and universal acclaim. Despite being blind from infancy, he had a long, highly influential career; his guitar-playing (and especially his flat-picking skills) as well as his vast knowledge of traditional American music were, and still are, considered unequaled. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 17:52:00 +0000 Rich Fisher 27871 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Blind but Now I See: The Biography of Music Legend Doc Watson" (Encore presentation.) "Blind but Now I See: The Biography of Music Legend Doc Watson" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/blind-now-i-see-biography-music-legend-doc-watson <p>On this installment of ST, we&#39;re looking back on the life and music of the late Doc Watson, who died in May at the age of 89. Watson was a truly legendary guitarist and singer whose work in the realms of folk, bluegrass, country, blues, and gospel music won him several Grammy Awards and universal acclaim. Despite being blind from infancy, he had a long and highly influential career; his guitar-playing (and especially his flat-picking skills) as well as his vast knowledge of traditional American music were, and still are, considered unequaled. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 22:05:48 +0000 Rich Fisher 21757 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Blind but Now I See: The Biography of Music Legend Doc Watson"