WITF Music

A collection of interviews, photos and music videos, featuring local musicians who have stopped by the WITF performance studio to share a little discussion and sound.

Producer: Joe Ulrich

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  •  Angela Weddle

    WITF Music: All Without Words

    Inspired by the vocalizations of his non-verbal autistic son, a composer turns struggle and joy into music.

    By Joe Ulrich

  • WITF Music: Jogïr

    Harrisburg pop singer Jogïr contrasts the colorful sounds of the 80’s with the struggle of finding one’s way.

    By Joe Ulrich

  •  Joe Ulrich

    WITF Music: Cathy Chemi and Steve Rudolph

    Cathi Chemi and Steve Rudolph are staples of the Central Pennsylvania jazz community. Their involvement with the Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz has helped promote jazz throughout the region.

    By Joe Ulrich

  • WITF Music: Ronnie Waters and Jimmy Wood

    Harrisburg jazz musicians Jimmy Wood and Ronnie Waters take us back to the capitol city’s jazz scene when they were kids and budding musicians. They recall how music helped to overcome racism and look ahead to the future of jazz.

    By Joe Ulrich

  •  Joe Ulrich

    WITF Music: Keys on the Move

    With music venues closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, music still finds a way in Lancaster.

    By Joe Ulrich

  • WITF Music: Dandy

    The two brothers who make up Dandy talk goofy videos, martial arts and the discipline they practice in their musical career.

    By Joe Ulrich

  •  Joe Ulrich

    WITF Music: The RaRas

    Conversations can happen without words. Ralph and Ray of The RaRas captured a musical conversation in a recording they released called “Conversation”.

    By Joe Ulrich

  • Listening From a Distance

    Listening From a Distance is a collection of interviews with people involved in the local music scene to find out how they’re coping with the pandemic.

    By Joe Ulrich

  •  Joe Ulrich

    WITF Music: The Ogham Stones

    Celtic rock band The Ogham Stones of Lancaster talk about the folk traditions of Celtic music, how their music isn’t just for St. Patrick’s Day and a devious leprechaun at one of their shows.

    By Joe Ulrich

  •  Joe Ulrich

    WITF Music: Bells

    Bells is a Lancaster-based post-rock band whose music can be described as cinematic. From moments of wonder and contemplation to agitation and aggression, their songs paint evolving landscapes of emotion. During live performances the band often projects patterns and images behind them to complement the music.

    By Joe Ulrich

  •  Joe Ulrich

    WITF Music: Jeff Mamett

    Connecting country music’s history to the present.

    By Joe Ulrich

  •  Joe Ulrich

    WITF Music: Indian Summer Jars

    Indian Summer Jars talk harmony, muses and turning pain into purpose.

    By Joe Ulrich

  •  Joe Ulrich

    WITF Music: Sempre Dolce

    The ensemble talks classical music, MacGyver and jams vs. jellies.

    By Joe Ulrich

  • Country Music in Pennsylvania

    Explore Pennsylvania’s contribution to country music from the songs of the coal miners to today’s country artists from our region.

    By Joe Ulrich

  •  Joe Ulrich

    WITF Music: Al Shade

    Al Shade and his wife Jean built their life around country music as radio hosts and performers. Today, Al carries on their passion for traditional country music.

    By Joe Ulrich

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