FRIDAY, AUGUST 4TH:
ROOTS & REASONS STAGE
Kaia Kater handbone workshop 5:45 – 6:20
Come explore different body rhythms native to the Southern United States, with a focus on African-American hambone traditions. Kaia Kater will teach participants how to create their own body percussion as well as getting to experiment with layering different rhythms on top of each other in order to create a polyrhythmic beat. This is a participatory workshop. No instruments required!
Dave Landau’s songs for kids 6:30 – 7:00
The King of Kids’ Music will perform a set of silly singalongs, featuring many opportunities for audience participation. Perfect for kids of all ages!
Parker Millsap interview 7:15 – 8:00
One of the brightest up-and-coming Americana artists on the scene today, Oklahoma native Parker Millsap will talk about his musical influences, his unique sound, and his experiences on the road and in the studio.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5TH:
ROOTS & REASONS STAGE
Bloody Mary jam w/SWBMAI band 11:00 – 11:45
Start the morning right with a jam led by a Southern Wisconsin Bluegrass Music Association member band. Bring an instrument; we’ll provide the Bloody Mary fixings.
Little Fiddler workshop 12:30 – 1:15
Local fiddle phenoms Rin Ribble and Tina Thompson will lead a workshop designed for young fiddle players of all skill levels. Participants will learn about the musical styles they’ll hear all weekend long at Sugar Maple.
Family square dance hosted by Folklore Village 1:45 – 2:30
Whether you’re an experienced square dancer or have never been part of a square dance but always wanted to give it a go, here’s your chance to participate in one of America’s oldest dance traditions. Fun is guaranteed!
Dave Landau songs for kids 2:45 – 3:15
Madison’s favorite children’s performer is back for another set of songs geared for youngsters.
Laurie Lewis and Bill Malone talk Hazel Dickens 3:30 – 4:15
West Virginia-born bluegrass legend Hazel Dickens passed away in 2011, but her influence still looms large. Laurie Lewis’s 2016 Grammy-nominated album “The Hazel and Alice Sessions” explores Dickens’s body of work. Noted country music historian Bill C. Malone collaborated with Dickens to tell her life story in the book “Working Girl Blues,” which was published in 2008 and was recognized by the Association for Recorded Sound Collections for excellence in musical research. Hear the two discuss their experiences with Hazel Dickens and her ongoing music legacy.
T’Monde talk ballads in Cajun music 4:30 – 5:15
The young traditionalists in T’Monde draw on many different musical elements. In this conversation with WPR Simply Folk host Dan Robinson, T’Monde– Drew Simon, Megan Brown, and Kelli Jones– talk about the role of ballads in Cajun music. This will be a musical conversation as the band will perform as well as converse.
Molly Tuttle rhythm guitar workshop 6:00 – 6:45
Moly Tuttle, a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, might be young, but she has already earned a reputation as one of the most virtuosic guitar players on today’s bluegrass scene. In this interactive workshop, Molly will share demonstrate different styles of rhythm guitar and help participants improve their own rhythm playing.
Bluegrass jam (hosted by SWBMAI ) 1:00 – 2:15
Cajun jam (hosted by T’Monde) 2:45 – 4:00
Old time jam (hosted by Glass Mountain) 4:00 – 5:15
Wild Rumpus Circus Camp Kids Activities