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


47 Pieces

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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
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Celebrating Independence Day + an interview with Sprig of That

  • Added: Jun 29, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Celebrating Juneteenth, Pride & Loving Day.

  • Added: Jun 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00