Jeremy Baldwin


Hometown: Oak Park, IL

Education: Loyola University-Chicago

After stints at WHFR and WSDS Jeremy joined the WEMU staff in 2005 hosting the weekly Roots & Americana program, The Roots Music Project. When not playing canned music on the radio Jeremy enjoys seeing live music around the world.

His top live music experiences include, but are not limited to:

The Grateful Dead-World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, IL (1990)
Johnny Cash-Holiday Star Plaza, Merrillville, IN (1993)
Townes Van Zandt-Schuba’s Tavern, Chicago, IL (1995)
Bob Dylan-Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN (2004)
Levon Helm-Midnight Ramble, Woodstock, NY (2007)

His main radio influence is Stuart Rosenberg who used to host Radio Gumbo on WBEZ (and other stations around Chicago in the 1990’s).

Jeremy also like dogs, trains and horses.

The Roots Music Project
2:51 pm
Sat February 15, 2014

89.1 WEMU Presents: The Defibulators on The Roots Music Project

The Defibulators with the Roots Music Project's Jeremy Baldwin
Credit patrik holubik / WEMU

The Defibulators  swing by during the Roots Music Project with Jeremy Baldwin to perform tracks from "Debt'll Get'em" live in the 89.1 WEMU studios (2014).

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Live In-Studio
1:39 pm
Sat February 1, 2014

89.1 WEMU Presents: Seth Walker on The Roots Music Project

Credit Robbie Bolog


The Ark's Marketing Director,  Barb Chaffer Authier joined The Roots Music Project's Jeremy Baldwin to talk about the success and a brief history of the Ann Arbor Folk Festival.

Barb also brought a very special guest, this year's Folk Festival MC and musician, Seth Walker.

Seth Walker tops off the conversation with a live performance in the WEMU studios ahead of his solo performance in the spring at The Ark in Ann Arbor.

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1:38 pm
Sat December 7, 2013

Orpheum Bell Live in Studio

Jeremy with Orpheum Bell
Credit Patrik Holubik / 89.1 WEMU

Before their December 15th performance at The Ark, Orpheum Bell stopped by the 89.1 WEMU studios to talk to us on the The Roots Music Project for a live interview and performance.

Listen to the full performance and interview here:

Orpheum Bell Live in the 89.1 WEMU Studios--12/7/13

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3:27 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Peter Case & Paul Burch Live In-Studio

Before headlining this year's Ypsilanti Songwriting Festival, singer/songwriters Peter Case and Paul Burch visited The Roots Music Project for a live interview and performance. 


Listen to the full performance and interview here:

Interview with Peter Case and Paul Burch

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4:44 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

The Roots Music Project: Corndaddy Live in Studio

Corndaddy live in the WEMU studios

Local favorites, Corndaddy appears on The Roots Music Project ahead of their performance at the Ark in Ann Arbor

Listen to the full interview & performance here: 

Corndaddy visits the WEMU studios ahead of their show at the Ark 8/10/13

Roots Music
11:09 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Hear Aboriginal Country Singer, Roger Knox on The Roots Music Project (2/16)

"Stranger In My Land" by Roger Knox & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts

Strange as it may seem, Black Aboriginal Australians have adapted American style Country music as a vehicle for telling their own unique stories.  Roger Knox aka: The King of Koori Country or The Black Elvis, is one of the leading practitioners of this style and has just released a brand new album, Stranger In My Land (Bloodshot). 

For this release Knox is backed up by the rotating cast of musicians led by producer Jon Langford (The Mekons), known as The Pine Valley Cosmonauts

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1:38 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

The Steel Wheels perform on The Roots Music Project 1/26

The Steel Wheels

Ann Arbor Folk Festival performers, The Steel Wheels are scheduled to stop by the WEMU studios on Saturday (1/26)  to play live on The Roots Music Project with Jeremy Baldwin.

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The Roots Music Project with Jeremy Baldwin

Roots Music Project

The Roots Music Project, WEMU's newest locally-produced offering, is hosted by Jeremy Baldwin on Saturdays from Noon to 2 p.m.

The show focuses on the creases and intersections between genres, styles and influences in music and features everything from folk to country, from blues to roots rock, from rockabilly to bluegrass and just about everything in between.

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