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Who Really Cancelled the Folk Festival?

Monday, March 26, 2018

The cancellation of the Great Lakes Folk Festival has been unwelcome news to many artists, attendees, and downtown business owners. So how was the decision made, and why? ELi's Alice Dreger investigates.

Grammy Nominee Tim Eriksen Brings a World of Musical Styles to the Ten Pound Fiddle

Thursday, March 22, 2018

“I wrote three good songs one day because I decided I was going to,” Eriksen said. “And there have been times when I haven’t written anything for years. I realized when I was about 20 that I thought there were too many songs, so I’ve never tried to make a lot of them." ELi's Chris Wardell has the story.

Museum Director Explains Folk Festival “Hiatus”

Thursday, March 15, 2018

MSU Museum Director Mark Auslander today explained to ELi his reasons for putting the Great Lake Folks Festival on what he calls “hiatus." Issues named include lack of diversity among attendees, a need to serve MSU undergraduates, and the challenges of construction downtown.

Rachael Kilgour and Sara Pajunen Play Ten Pound Fiddle

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Violinists Rachael Kilgour and Sara Pajunen bring their "minimalist-folk and World music" to The Ten Pound Fiddle this week. ELi's Chris Wardell talked to both artists about music, life and how it all comes together. 

Ukes and Steel Join Forces at Ten Pound Fiddle

Thursday, February 8, 2018

How can you warm up your Friday night with "Jazz, standards, Western swing, country, and originals, all performed on ukuleles, bass, dobros, vintage steel guitars, and pedal steel guitars?” ELi's Christopher Wardell reports.

ELHS Junior Releases First Single Thursday

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

On top of homework, lacrosse, volleyball, the high school musical and hanging out with friends, this ELHS junior has recorded an EP. ELi's Sarah Spohn has the story, and details on how you can hear the first single.

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