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


50 Pieces

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Hanukkah Songs + Amythyst Kiah Interview

  • Added: Dec 02, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Home & Hearth Thanksgiving Special

  • Added: Nov 23, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:01
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Humbird Interview + Favorites from Emmylou, Patty Griffin & Gillian Welch

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Nov 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Spotlighting Amythyst Kiah + new releases from Abbie Posner, Laura Love, Lula Wiles & more!

  • Added: Nov 12, 2021
  • Length: 01:57:59
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Interviews with Shawn Colvin & Carrie Newcomer

  • Added: Nov 04, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Dar Williams Interview + Halloween Tunes

  • Added: Oct 28, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Indigenous Music, Old Favorites + New Releases

  • Added: Oct 22, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Nobody's Girl Interview + New Releases

  • Added: Oct 07, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Americana Fest Highlights + Interview with Rachel Baiman

  • Added: Oct 01, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Paula Cole Interview + Classics from Odetta, Bessie Smith & Janis Joplin

  • Added: Sep 23, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Interview with Heather Masse + Songs of Comfort

  • Added: Sep 16, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Featuring September songs and new releases by Alison Krauss, Lake Street Dive, Dar Williams and Kate McDonnell.

  • Added: Sep 09, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:01
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Celebrating Labor Day with an eclectic mix of classic union songs, traditional work ballads and modern tunes about 9 to 5 jobs.

  • Added: Aug 31, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Featuring a conversation with Courtney Yasmineh about her new cowgirl album and some songs about cowboys, horses and boots of Spanish leather.

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Aug 26, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Remembering the late great Texas troubadour Nanci Griffith who passed away this past week, digging into her deep catalog, playing unique covers of ...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Remembering the late great Texas troubadour Nanci Griffith who passed away this past week, digging into her deep catalog, playing unique covers of ...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Prayers for rain + tributes to Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Joni Mitchell & more!

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Jul 30, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Featuring a live session from Womenfolk's artist of the month Bad Posture Club. Plus summer songs about boats, lakes and rivers.

  • Added: Jul 24, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Duos, trios and lots of new music.

  • Added: Jul 16, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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An interview with award-winning bluegrass artist Becky Buller + lots of new summer releases by Amy Helm, Amy Speace, Sloan Wainwright, Mae Simpson ...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00