Folk Music

Western Soul Landscapes

Kate MacLeod
Kate MacLeod

Kate MacLeod was East Coast born, but Utah settled, capturing the beauty & stories of the Western landscape in her songs. With her powerful fiddle and magical voice, Kate transports everyone into the realities she's read and experienced.

Past/current religious/spiritual influences:

Catholic, Quaker

All songs in this program are written & performed by Kate MacLeod

Musical Alchemist & Lunchroom Royalty

Mindy Dillard
Mindy Dillard

Mindy Dillard is so many things, besides being an enchanting singer/songwriter. She's a Musical Alchemist, Body Image Activist, and sometimes she's Princess Fearless. And that's just a start. She created a one-woman folk rock opera called How to Survive a Poison Apple, combining mythological scholarship and soul-deep whimsy. She operates out of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Past/current religious/spiritual influences:

Hindu, Lutheran, Yoga

The Blue Garden of Midwest Urban Folk

Annie Capps
Annie Capps

The voice of Annie Capps transports the listener on a tour of her Midwest Urban Folk Blue Garden, filled with twang, jazz, soul,& hoochy coo flora, and more. With exquisite instrumentation by Rod Capps and others, Annie's songs are moving, joyful, fun, and powerful. Radiating from Michigan, Annie Capps shines a rich bouquet of music across the nation.

Past/current religious/spiritual influences:

We Become Not War

Mark Dvorak
Mark Dvorak

Mark Dvorak, in addition to his livelihood as a singer/songwriter, is a frequent teacher at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. With beautiful, soothing vocals, talented guitar or banjo fingers, and great songwriting, Mark will inspire and enchant you with his music.

Past/current religious/spiritual influences:

Non-denominational Christian, Non-affiliated, Joseph Campbell

Camp A Little While In The Wilderness

Rhonda Rucker
Rhonda Rucker

Rhonda Rucker is most often heard performing as part of Sparky & Rhonda, with a strong flavor of Southern Appalachian music, but also Civil Rights folk music, old hymns, and a number of songs by Rhonda. She was a medical doctor for 5 years, cares deeply about our Earth, and her writings include a recent novel called Swing Low, Sweet Harriet.

Critter in the Choir - Bill Staines

Bill Staines
Bill Staines

After 4 decades, Bill Staines continues to produce some of the best folk music of our times, some well-known like All God's Critters and River, hundreds more less-known. With inspirational, heartfelt, and sometimes just fun themes, Bill's music has reached folk devotees everywhere. Having logged more than 3 million miles while touring, Bill takes his musical gifts virtually everywhere, constantly adding to all the critters in the choir.

Worldly Australian Rant and Romp

Doug Kelly
Doug Kelly

Consider the names of Doug Kelly's bands over the past 35 years: Tansey's Fancy, Churinga, Sirocco, and Simple Folk, and you've got to suspect that there's something different going on here. Australian-based, Doug plays passionately and provocatively on a wide array of instruments from around the world, wedding traditional forms and tunes to evolving creativity.

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