The Roots Music Project with Jeremy Baldwin

Saturday 12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.

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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Podcasts

  • Saturday, December 7, 2013 1:38pm
    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...
  • Monday, September 30, 2013 3:27pm
    Before headlining this year's Ypsilanti Songwriting Festival, singer/songwriters Peter Case and Paul Burch visited The Roots Music Project for a live...
Music
12:48 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Listen to 89.1 WEMU's The Roots Music Project and the Sunday Best On-Demand

Listen to the Roots Music Project or the Sunday Best anytime, anywhere from your computer or mobile device.

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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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Music
7:28 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Jeremy Baldwin Remembers Folk Icon, Pete Seeger

Credit Credit Anna Webber / WireImage

Folk music icon Pete Seeger died Monday at the age of 94. 89.1 WEMU's Roots Music Project host, Jeremy Baldwin says Seeger's influence was huge. 

 

He adds that Seeger touched musicians no matter what their genre. Baldwin says nobody - except maybe for Kermit the Frog - played a bigger role in popularizing the banjo in the northern U.S. than Pete Seeger. Seeger's grandson, Kitama Cahill Jackson told the Associated Press and New York Times that Seeger died of natural causes.      

 

 

SEE ALSO:  Pete Seeger, Folk Music Icon And Activist, Dies At 94    

 

Seeger's songwriting credits include "Turn! Turn! Turn!" and "Where have All the Flowers Gone?"

 

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Live
2:33 pm
Sat January 25, 2014

89.1 WEMU Presents: The Revelers In-Studio

The Revelers

The Revelers appeared live on the Roots Music Project with Jeremy Baldwin ahead of their shows at Centeral Michigan University and The Ark in Ann Arbor this weekend.

Music
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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Music
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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Music
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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Music
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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