In the Pines

Sunday at 9 p.m. and Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

A program of the many expressions of Folk Music recorded at regional concerts and performances, including music from the Hiawatha Music Festival, Porcupine Mountains Music Festival and the Marquette Area Blues Festival.

Upcoming Schedule


2 & 6 - Bluesman Guy Davis, from the 2016 Hiawatha Music Festival 9 & 13 - Texas born Blues singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster, from the 2015 Porcupine Mountains Music Festival 16 & 20 - Michigan artists TheSweet Water Warblers, from the 2017 Hiawatha Music Festival 23 & 27 - Minnesota's own high octane band Pert Near Sandstone, from the 2017 Hiawatha Music Festival 30 & 10/3 - A duo of two fine and seasoned Michigan musical veterans Ray Kamalay and Joe Mabus, from the 2014 Hiawatha Music Festival 


7 & 11 -  More from Mexican Folk group, Sones de Mexico, from the 2017 Hiawatha Music Festival 14 & 18 - Bluegrass Fusion band Fauxgrass,from the 2016 Porcupine Mountains Music Festival  21 & 25- Newgrass band from St. Louis, Old Salt Union, from the 2018 Porcupine Mountain Music Festival 28 & Nov 1- North Carolina-based Blues from Lakota John & Kin, from the 2018 Hiawatha Music Festival

The Summer festival season has come to a close. However, performances from the July 2018 Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival and the August 2018 Porcupine Mountains Music Festival will be featured in upcoming programs of In The Pines.  There's nothing live reliving a performance in the middle of winter to conjur up a summertime feeling! Stay tuned for new programs on In The Pines every Sunday night at 9:00 pm eastern and again every Thursday at 3:30 pm.

Second Sunday Folk Dance

On Sunday, April 8, the Second Sunday Folk Dance presents a Michigan treasure: singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joel Mabus. White Water will provide the opening act. The concert and folk dance is held at the Fortune Lake Camp in Crystal Falls, Michigan and starts at 4PM CT.   After the concert, the Front Parlor Dance Band and dance caller Steve Kickert provide dance music and instruction until 7 PM. Dean and Bette Premo organize and host the Second Sunday concert/dance series.

Them Coulee Boys / Hiawatha Music Coop

The Hiawatha Music Coop announces their March Hiawatha On TAAP (Traditional Acoustic Arts Performance).  This is the fourth year of this monthly concert series.  Hiawatha Music Coop’s mission is to promote the performance of, education the public on, and perform traditional music.  Hiawatha Music Coop is known for the traditional festival held each July.  In addition, local and regional traditional music events will be performed each month, January through May, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company.

Fishtank Ensemble on In the Pines

Jun 1, 2012

This week on In the Pines is a performance by California gypsy band Fishtank Ensemble recorded at Upfront & Co. in Marquette in January 2012.  This program airs Sunday at 9 p.m. and repeats Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

Fishtank Ensemble is a leading gypsy music band from California, bringing a unique blend of high-energy, cross-pollinated gypsy (gipsy) and Manouche Jazz music to fans around the world. They have received international acclaim with their wide range of influences including Romanian (Romani), Flamenco gypsy, Balkan, Turkish, Tango and more!