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Linneman’s Riverwest Inn Celebrates 25 Years At The Heart Of Milwaukee’s Music Scene

Jim Linneman has a list of over 100 Milwaukee music venues that have come and gone in the 25 years ...

Dancing On A Hillside: The Grateful Dead At Alpine Valley

The Grateful Dead played at Alpine Valley Music Theatre 20 times from 1980 to 1989. Fans trucked to the southeastern ...

Collecting At Dave’s Guitar Shop

When Dave Rogers opened his first guitar store in the early 1980s in downtown La Crosse, it was in a ...

Eau Claire Native Turns His Photography Into Book About Local Music

Spencer Wells grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and attended college at UW-Madison. In his free time, he's always enjoyed ...

La Crosse Man’s Collection of Vintage Guitars is a Museum of Electric Guitar History

For guitar players, visiting Dave’s Guitar Shop is an awe-inspiring experience. Upstairs, owner Dave Rogers’ personal collection of vintage guitars ...

Musician Adapts To Limb Difference, Works With Kids

Tony Memmel is a Waukesha native who is living his passion: a career in music.  He plays guitar and piano, ...

Appleton Musician Branches Out To Release Debut Solo Album

About seven years ago, Adriel Denae's brother challenged her to write out a list of life goals. Since then, the ...

Two Rivers Man Writes Music Inspired By His Working Days

Bill Walkner has spent the last five decades of his life living in the city of Two Rivers.  He's retired ...

Wisconsin Life #401: “Up to the Challenge”

This collection of stories from people sharing their “Wisconsin Life” includes the story of Sue Dompke. After her husband died, ...

Musician Anna Vogelzang Pushes Herself To New Songwriting Heights

This story is produced in collaboration with Set List, WPR's home for new music. Discover more music from Set List ...

Gathering Spaces: Prisoners Gather for Music at Oakhill

The Music Room at Oakhill Correctional Institution is a pretty remarkable space. Here, within the walls of a small classroom, ...

Neenah Man Creates Instruments Out Of Cigar Boxes

For most of his adult life Bruce Lee Rose has been making traditional string instruments at his home in Neenah. ...

Wisconsin Life #212: “Musical Minds”

A veterinarian who finds healing for his own illness through treating horses, a Milwaukee collage artist exploring her past through ...

Madison Guitar Maker Sells Instruments To Musicians Worldwide

Ten years ago, Todd Cambio quit his job as a carpenter to become a luthier, specializing in guitars from the ...

Les Paul

Les Paul was a musical legend whose pioneering work made the sound of rock and roll possible. In honor of ...