written by Jennifer Phistry
What happens away from the Main Stage at Sugar Maple? You might be surprised. At the Roots & Reasons Stage, you can participate in workshops, informative talks, demonstrations, and more. Check the schedule for details.
ROOTS & REASONS STAGE
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5TH
6:00 Blue Moon of Wisconsin – Fellow band members, Art Stevenson and Bruce King (Art Stevenson and High Water) join WORT radio host, Chris Powers, to discuss how Kentucky bluegrass made its way to Wisconsin.
7:00 Songs for Kids – Madison’s Dave Landau sings silly songs, tells jokes, and gets everyone involved in his interactive show.
7:45 Mastering the Masters – The Music City Doughboys of Nashville demonstrate country, Western swing, and everything in between. Get ready for some twin fiddle!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6TH
12:30 Little Fiddler Workshop – Just learning to play fiddle? If so, local musicians, Tina Thompson and Rin Ribble, have something to show you.
3:45 Exploring the Old, Weird America – Join Eli Smith of the Down Hill Strugglers and Colin Bazsali of Madison’s Cajun Strangers as they discuss the musical visionaries from Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music.
4:45 Songs for Kids – Madison’s Dave Landau sings silly songs, tells jokes, and gets everyone involved in his interactive show.
6:45 Piedmont Blues 101 – New York’s Piedmont Bluz acoustic duo discusses and demonstrates the Piedmont style.