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Basic Folk

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Basic Folk is a podcast with honest conversations between musicians and Cindy Howes, a well-versed public radio host and music curator, and guest host: singer/songwriter Lizzie No. Basic Folk approaches interviews with warmth, humor and insightful questions. This podcast fosters the folk community and showcases a genre that is often misunderstood. Basic Folk features complex conversations about the human experience witnessed from an artistic angle. Our definition of “folk” is extremely broad, so you’ll hear interviews from Amythyst Kiah, Tom Rush, The Lumineers and many more. Basic Folk is dedicated to showcasing the best in folk and roots musicians including BIPOC musicians who have been excluded, or felt like they did not belong, in the folk world. Both Cindy and Lizzie bring unique perspectives to our honest conversations and are dedicated to changing the landscape and the gatekeepers of the folk music community.


Lissa Schneckenburger, ep. 191
Show Details57min 49s
Melissa Carper, ep. 190
Show Details47min 38s
Patrick Haggerty of Lavender Country, ep. 189
Show Details1hr 10min
Ondara, ep. 188
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Mali Obomsawin, ep. 187
Show Details1hr 8min
Caroline Spence, ep. 186
Show Details53min 28s
Will Sheff, ep. 185
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Caleb Caudle, ep. 184
Show Details1hr 6min
Brittany Haas, ep. 183
Show Details55min 17s
Amy Ray, ep. 182
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Ken Yates, ep. 181
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Kyshona, ep. 180
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Lauren Balthrop, ep. 179
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Molly Tuttle, ep. 178
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Peter Mulvey, ep. 177
Show Details59min 9s
Adia Victoria, ep. 176
Show Details57min 59s
Hannah Read, ep. 175
Show Details1hr 6min
Tami Neilson, ep. 174
Show Details59min 44s
Backstage Preview: Willi Carlisle on Field Music
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Willi Carlisle, ep. 173
Show Details58min 48s
Leon Timbo, ep. 172
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Backstage Preview: Dietrich Strause Friend Hang
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Dietrich Strause, ep. 171
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Edie Carey, ep. 170
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Cristina Vane, ep. 169
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Grant-Lee Phillips, ep. 168
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S.G. Goodman, ep. 167
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Richard Thompson, ep. 166
Show Details55min 14s
John Doe, ep. 165
Show Details52min 55s
Backstage Preview: Song Premiere – "Animal" by Jean Rohe
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Steve Forbert, ep. 164
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Lily Henley, ep. 163
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Grace Givertz, ep. 162
Show Details58min 53s
Amy Correia, ep. 161
Show Details1hr 13min
BF Presents: Why We Write
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Backstage Preview: Amy Helm on Field Music
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Mason Jennings, ep. 160
Show Details56min 25s
Tatiana Hargreaves, ep. 159
Show Details53min 26s
No No Boy, ep. 158
Show Details57min 48s
Brent Cobb, ep. 157
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Suz Slezak, ep. 156
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Backstage Preview: Hang with Maya De Vitry
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Maya De Vitry, ep. 155
Show Details1hr 14min
Joy Oladokun, ep. 154
Show Details54min 50s
BF Presents: American Songcatcher
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Eric D. Johnson of Fruit Bats, ep. 153
Show Details54min 54s
Backstage Preview: Anais Mitchell XLR
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Anais Mitchell, ep. 152
Show Details1hr 26min
Erin Rae, ep. 151
Show Details1hr 7min
Aoife O'Donovan, ep. 150
Show Details58min 40s
Backstage Preview: Aoife O'Donovan 2014 interview
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Tré Burt, ep. 149
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Eliza Gilkyson, ep. 148
Show Details56min 34s
Backstage Preview: Music Hang with Christopher Pappas (The Everyday Visuals)
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MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger, ep. 147
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Brad Kolodner, ep. 146
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Miko Marks, ep. 145
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Dori Freeman, ep. 144
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Valerie June, ep. 143
Show Details54min 57s
Backstage Preview: KT Tunstall, 2013
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Erin McKeown, ep. 142
Show Details1hr 20min
Mary Gauthier, ep. 141
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Buffalo Nichols, ep. 140
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Lizzie No, Jake Blount, Allison Russell + Kaia Kater: neath the banner of the Black eclectic
Show Details1hr 3min
Backstage Preview: Field Music "Lazy John"
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Dar Williams, ep. 139
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Amy Helm, ep. 138
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Carolyn Kendrick, ep. 137
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BF Presents: SongWriter with Maia Sharp + Cheryl Strayed
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Martin Sexton, ep. 136
Show Details59min 32s
Alisa Amador, ep. 135
Show Details1hr 12min
Chris Thile, ep. 134
Show Details59min 42s
Paula Fuga, ep. 133
Show Details1hr 11min
BF Presents: Songcraft with Ani Difranco
Show Details1hr 29min
Becca Mancari, ep. 132
Show Details59min 55s
Andrew Marlin (Watchhouse), ep. 131
Show Details59min 41s
Rachel Baiman, ep. 130
Show Details59min 49s
John Hiatt, ep. 129
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Kishi Bashi, ep. 128
Show Details59min 10s
BF Presents: Get Up in the Cool with Adam Hurt
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Alex Cuba, ep. 127
Show Details52min 54s
Mali Obomsawin of Lula Wiles, ep. 126
Show Details59min 27s
Joe Pug, ep. 125
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Amythyst Kiah, ep. 124
Show Details59min 46s
Denison Witmer, ep. 123
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Sunny War Track x Track, ep. 122
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Phil Moore of Bowerbirds, ep. 121
Show Details55min 41s
Oliver Wood, ep. 120
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Katy Kirby, ep. 119
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Allison Russell, ep. 118
Show Details58min 52s
Tom Rush, ep. 117
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Chris Pierce, ep. 116
Show Details59min 47s
Adam Moss of The Brother Brothers, ep. 115
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Mark Kilianski of Golden Shoals, ep. 114
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David Wax Museum, ep. 113
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Yasmin Williams, ep. 112
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Kaiti Jones, ep. 111
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Taylor Rice of Local Natives, ep. 110
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Steve Tilston, ep. 109
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Alec Spiegelman, ep. 108
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Raye Zaragoza, ep. 107
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Suitcase Junket: "The End is New" Track by Track, ep. 106
Show Details48min 24s
Patty Larkin, ep. 105
Show Details58min 47s
Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers, ep. 104
Show Details57min 56s
Sadie Gustafson-Zook, ep. 103
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Anjimile, ep. 102
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Cinder Well, ep. 101
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Rose Cousins, ep. 100!!
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Auyon Mukharji of Darlingside, ep. 99
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Chris Smither, ep. 98
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Almeta Ingram-Miller of The Legendary Ingramettes, , ep. 97
Show Details52min 54s
Kevin Morby, ep. 96
Show Details48min 2s
Shirley Collins, ep. 95
Show Details50min 50s
Lizzie No, ep. 94
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Lori McKenna, ep. 93
Show Details58min 43s
Stella Schindler of Kentucky Avenue, ep. 92
Show Details1hr 25min
Samantha Crain, ep. 91
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Izzy Heltai's “Father” Track by Track, ep. 90
Show Details51min 42s
Brittney Spencer, ep. 89
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Jonatha Brooke's "The Sweetwater Sessions" Track by Track, ep. 88
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Alex Sturbaum, ep. 87
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Ellis Paul, ep. 86
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Jamie Fox, ep. 85
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Laura Cortese, ep. 84
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Forest Sun, ep. 83
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Beatrice Deer, ep. 82
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Kris Delmhorst, ep. 81
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William Prince, ep. 80
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Tami Neilson, ep. 79
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Ruth Merenda of The Mammals, ep. 78
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Caitlyn Smith, ep. 77
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Grace Pettis, ep. 76
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Jake Blount, ep. 75
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Pete Bernhard of The Devil Makes Three, ep. 74
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Isa Burke of Lula Wiles, ep. 73
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Alice Howe, ep. 72
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Danielle Knibbe, ep. 71
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Sunny War, ep. 70
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Nerissa Nields, ep. 69
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Letitia VanSant, ep. 68
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Susan Werner, ep. 67
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Maya De Vitry's "How to Break a Fall" Track by Track, ep. 66
Show Details1hr 5min
Tall Tall Trees, ep. 65
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Mark Erelli's "Blindsided" Track by Track, ep. 64
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Anais Mitchell Tribute at Club Passim, ep. 63
Show Details1hr 10min
Jesse Dee, ep. 62
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Nora Jane Struthers' "Bright Light, Long Drives, First Words" Track by Track, ep. 61
Show Details44min 58s
Taylor Ashton, ep. 60
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Kora Feder, ep. 59
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Dave Godowsky, ep. 58
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Leyla McCalla, ep. 57
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Elisapie, ep. 56
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Crys Matthews, ep. 55
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Amythyst Kiah, ep. 54
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Rachel Lynne LIVE at Club Passim, ep. 53
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Dinty Child LIVE at Club Passim, ep. 52
Show Details55min 50s
Abraham Alexander, ep. 51
Show Details54min 11s
Rebecca Loebe, ep. 50
Show Details51min 27s
Molly Venter of Red Molly, ep. 49
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Leif Vollebekk, ep. 48
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Jenny Owen Youngs, ep. 47
Show Details52min 45s
Ryan Walsh of Hallelujah The Hills, ep. 46
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Betsy Siggins, ep. 45
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Emily Mure, ep. 44
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Wallis Bird, ep. 43
Show Details52min 57s
Molly Sarle of Mountain Man, ep. 42
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Joe Troop of Che Apalache, ep. 41
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Amanda Shires, ep. 40
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David Huckfelt, ep. 39
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Johnathan Rice, ep. 38
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Alisa Amador Live at Club Passim, ep. 37
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Melissa Ferrick Live at Club Passim, ep. 36
Show Details51min 45s
Ben Arthur, ep. 35
Show Details48min 40s
Bridget Kearney, ep. 34
Show Details50min 50s
Matt Smith of Club Passim, ep. 33
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Chris Eldridge of The Punch Brothers, ep. 32
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Jim Kweskin, ep. 31
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Corey Laitman, ep. 30
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Zack Hickman, ep. 29
Show Details48min 55s
David Dye, ep. 28
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Izzy Heltai, ep. 27
Show Details51min 43s
Livingston Taylor, ep. 26
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Jenna Nicholls, ep. 25
Show Details50min 47s
Ethan Gruska, ep. 24
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Marissa Nadler, ep. 23
Show Details42min 58s
Jonatha Brooke, ep. 22
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Jocie Adams of Arc Iris, ep. 21
Show Details46min 3s
Bonus: Erin McKeown is Folk Wikipedia
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Erin McKeown, ep. 20
Show Details48min 24s
Bill Deasy, ep. 19
Show Details49min 54s
Edie Carey, ep. 18
Show Details49min 57s
Amy Ray, ep. 17
Show Details52min 27s
KT Tunstall, ep. 16
Show Details46min 51s
Emily Saliers, ep. 15
Show Details47min 21s
Peter Mulvey, ep. 14
Show Details58min 14s
Rachel Sumner, ep. 13
Show Details48min 42s
Mark Dignam, ep. 12
Show Details50min 55s
Maya de Vitry, ep. 11
Show Details45min 39s
Eleanor Buckland of Lula Wiles, ep. 10
Show Details47min 6s
Alex Stanton of townsppl, ep. 09
Show Details46min 10s
Anais Mitchell, ep. 08
Show Details49min 10s
Dawn Landes, ep. 07
Show Details47min 59s
Mark Erelli, ep. 06
Show Details45min 38s
Kaia Kater, ep. 05
Show Details47min 37s
Nora Jane Struthers, ep. 04
Show Details45min 39s
Anna Tivel, ep. 03
Show Details38min 13s
Suitcase Junket, ep. 02
Show Details43min 3s
Ana Egge, ep. 01!!!
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Basic Folk Trailer
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