Womenfolk Radio

Series produced by Ellen Stanley

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Hosted by veteran DJ Ellen Stanley, Womenfolk Radio is a fun and informative weekly music show that features a wide variety of folk/acoustic music from women and non-binary artists, including Americana, blues, bluegrass, traditional country, singer/songwriter and roots music from around the globe. The show includes two discrete hours of programming that includes new releases, unique artist interviews and thematic content.

Womenfolk Radio is a weekly show produced in Minneapolis by veteran DJ Ellen Stanley. Available as a 1 or 2-hour program, this fun and informative show features a wide variety of folk/acoustic music from women and non-binary artists, including Americana, blues, bluegrass, traditional country, singer/songwriter and roots music from around the globe. As a banjo player, publicist and music writer, Ellen brings an insider’s perspective to the music with exclusive interviews, themed shows and tasty bits of fun folk trivia. Regularly includes new music mixed in with old favorites.

"I'm a long time fan of Ellen Stanley's Womenfolk show. It's no secret I often tune in during my own live broadcast. I'm such a fan I usually don't want to wait for the archived version! Her composite knowledge of the source material and an engaging passion and warmth are irresistible to this fellow broadcaster."
- Kevin O'Connor, Music Director, KBEM-Jazz88 FM

"Womenfolk is one of my favorite programs for many reasons! They do a wonderful job of lifting up those quintessential voices and icons we all love right alongside this amazing, new generation of LGBTQ artists and artists of color. Folk music is music of the people, all of the people, and their programing reflects that fact."
- Crys Matthews, Artist

"Ellen Stanley has been relentlessly and enthusiastically spinning a deep catalog of women’s voices for as long as I can remember. What a gift the syndicated Womenfolk show is to artists and audiences alike. I would love to hear this program aired on New England Public Radio!"
- Tracy Grammer, Artist

"Ellen Stanley is informed and knowledgeable of women's issues, our history, and the ways that contemporary and historical folk music have been vehicles for our point of view past and present. She is also a terrific interviewer, knows her subject and has a deep internal library of women's music from her years in the folk music industry."
- Eliza Gilkyson, Artist

“Ellen Stanley’s Womenfolk is a cornerstone of the music scene here in Minneapolis. Ellen has her finger on the pulse, and she, heart and soul, is an unrivaled champion of all the great work women are creating.”
- Jonatha Brooke, Artist Hide full description

Womenfolk Radio is a weekly show produced in Minneapolis by veteran DJ Ellen Stanley. Available as a 1 or 2-hour program, this fun and informative show features a wide variety of folk/acoustic music from women and non-binary artists, including Americana, blues, bluegrass, traditional country, singer/songwriter and roots music from around the globe. As a banjo player, publicist and music writer, Ellen brings an insider’s perspective to the music with exclusive interviews, themed shows and tasty bits of fun folk trivia. Regularly includes new music mixed in with old favorites."I'm a long time fan of Ellen Stanley's Womenfolk show. It's no secret I often tune in during my own live broadcast. I'm such a fan I usually don't want to wait for the archived version! Her composite knowledge of... Show full description


40 Pieces

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Valentine's Day Special w/Lucy Kaplansky

  • Added: Mar 02, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:06
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Celebrating Black History Month

  • Added: Feb 26, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:03
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Abby Litman Interview, Hiking Songs + New Tunes

  • Added: Feb 04, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:04
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Interview with Jaspar Lepak + New Releases

  • Added: Jan 28, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:03
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January Songs

  • Added: Jan 20, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Gillian Welch Tribute + Preview of 2024 Releases

  • Added: Jan 13, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:05
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Top Albums of 2023

  • Added: Jan 06, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:08
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"Home & Hearth" Thanksgiving Special

  • Added: Nov 23, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Deidre McCalla's 50th Anniversary Interview

  • Added: Sep 25, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:02
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Rachael Kilgour Interview + New Releases

  • Added: Sep 16, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:05
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Amy LaVere Interview + New Releases

  • Added: Sep 11, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:03

  • Added: Sep 03, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:03
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Fiddler Special w/guest Carrie Rodriguez

  • Added: Aug 09, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:05
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Remembering Sinead O'Connor + Nields Interview

  • Added: Aug 05, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:04
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Interview with Aoife O'Donovan

  • Added: Jul 16, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:05
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Independence Day Special

  • Added: Jun 29, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:03
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Katie Dahl Interview + New Summer Releases

  • Added: Jun 25, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:05
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Pride Special with Jerrika Mighelle

  • Added: Jun 24, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:05
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Memorial Day Songs + Meg Hutchinson Interview

  • Added: May 29, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:02
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Rickie Lee Jones Interview + New Releases

  • Added: May 21, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:02