Tree with Roots
Wednesdays, 8-10 a.m.
Host: Ryan Evans
Since 2009, “Tree with Roots” has sought to offer a mix of Americana and roots music that highlights new releases from today’s emerging artists, as well as the music from throughout the 20th century that continues to influence artists today.
Tune in 8 to 10 a.m. every Wednesday for a variety of folk, country, bluegrass, roots rock, soul and more. Whatever we can get by with calling “Americana.”
In addition to closely following new releases from around the country, the program seeks to expose listeners to as much of the vibrant roots music scene in Nebraska as possible, through spinning albums by artists from across the state, to hosting them live in the studio.
Host and KZUM Program Director Ryan Evans began his time on the air with the station in 2004, co-hosting a wide-ranging program with his friend Myles Cecere, “Visual Purple.” In 2009, Evans started “Tree with Roots” on Monday nights before moving to Wednesday mornings shortly thereafter.
For questions about “Tree with Roots” or to submit music to the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Evan Bartels released his new EP: "Promised Land." There are photos of the EP Release show and audio from two in-studio performances available now.
Lincoln's Orion Walsh performed live at KZUM and chatted with Tree with Roots host Ryan Evans on Feb. 6, 2019.
Check out the full schedule for this 14th year of the local festival, plus audio from KZUM in-studios by Seymour, The Hanyaks, Orion Walsh and Domestica.
Will Hutchinson (Lincoln) and Chris Koza (Twin Cities) perform and chat with KZUM's Ryan Evans on Tree with Roots on Nov. 7, 2018, ahead of their show at Crescent Moon Coffee that night.
The Lincoln group's first album draws on family history and a stewardship of American roots music.