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Wausau, Wis. – Three of Wisconsin’s top folk bands headline the 2018 Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) Simply Folk Shindig, June 7 at the Rothschild Pavilion. Simply Folk host Dan Robinson will emcee the event featuring Art Stevenson & High Water, Joseph Huber, and Nickel & Rose. “On Simply Folk we try to bring people together through a shared love of folk music in all its varieties. The Shindig is a special way we do that,” said Robinson. “Folks from all over the state come together to enjoy a great evening of music and a spirit of community, and it’s a highlight of the year.”
WAMI Award winning Art Stevenson & High Water has been in demand throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest festival circuit since 1993. The band’s traditional bluegrass sound comes from the close duet singing of husband and wife team Art and Stephanie Stevenson, along with the spirited banjo and Dobro playing of Dale Reichert, and the hard-driving mandolin picking of Bruce King. “Stevenson IS bluegrass in Wisconsin,” Wisconsin Life.
Joseph Huber was a founding member of the .357 String Band, known as one of the most influential groups in the recent insurgent underground country and bluegrass movement. Since branching out on his own, Huber has honed his songwriting abilities immensely and now is captivating fans with his sincere and well-crafted songs. “There are few, if any, better songwriters than Joseph Huber in this broad field,” American Roots UK.
Coming off their second European tour, Nickel & Rose is an American folk-music duo comprised of upright bassist Johanna Rose and guitarist Carl Nichols. With a shared appreciation for traditional music and a desire to break rules, they have created a unique sound that embodies Americana’s past and future. OnMilwaukee says “The two offer an especially expansive vision of roots music, drawing not only from roots and bluegrass music but also blues, soul, jazz and African music.”
The Simply Folk Shindig will also feature great food and beverages for purchase. Tickets are $15 for adults and on sale now at wpr.org/presents. Children 12 and under are free with an accompanying adult. WPR’s Simply Folk Shindig is supported locally by Ruder Ware, Forefront Dermatology and the Sugar Maple Music Festival.