FolkPod is a Podcast with your host, Cheryl Prashker. Every two weeks, we will be speaking with some of the most entertaining musicians and songwriters we know. We will hear stories about their lives, art, inspiration, and what moves them. With a little luck, we’ll also get some incredible music, and we will try to figure out what “folk” really means ‘cause lord knows it’s hard to define. 

You can find FolkPod wherever you get your podcasts: Spotify , Podbean , Apple  and Folk Music Notebook



"You do such a good job at this - you are teaching us "veterans" a thing or two about how to conduct an interview!" - Ron Olesko, DJ and Creator of Folk Music Notebook

Episode #23 Feb. 8, 2022

Featuring Mary Gauthier

Mary Gauthier has so many accolades it's hard to even list them all... Grammy Nominee, International Folk Music Awards Artist of the Year Winner, GLAAD Media Awards Nominee, and many, MANY more! Plus, her songs have been covered by by performers including Tim McGraw, Dolly Parton, Blake Shelton, Kathy Mattea, and Jimmy Buffett. Finding success, however, was a bumpy road. Now, Mary has a wide-ranging chat with Cheryl about protecting herself from falling iguanas, her first spark of inspiration, starting over at 40, the myth of sex, drugs, & rock and roll, her healing work with Songwriting with Soldiers, and of course, her new book "Saved by a Song," which Cheryl calls a must-read! Add text

Episode #22 Jan. 25, 2022

Featuring Happy Traum

From New York City's High School of Music and Art, to Sundays in Washington Square Park and Woodstock, Happy Traum has been the heart and soul of the American folk music scene. He's cold-called guitar legend Brownie McGhee, hit the big time with his brother Artie, played with dozens of folk music luminaries, and taught hundreds of thousands how to play through Homespun Music. He even designed his own signature guitar to rave reviews! Now hear him tell Cheryl his 60 year story in under an hour! Plus, he even plays a previously unreleased song just for our FolkPod fans! 

One Year Anniversary - Episode #20 Oct. 24, 201

Featuring Cheryl Prashker

Happy One Year Anniversary, FolkPodders! We're turning the tables by having Cheryl Prashker interviewed by our friend of more than 20 years, fellow musician, and guest host extraordinaire Carolann Solebello! Cheryl's been drumming pretty much as long as she can remember, but if you think performing and schmoozing come naturally to her, has she got stories for you! Plus how she saved Lou Reed's voice AND David Bowie's birthday, all in one week! Find out (almost) everything you wanted to know about Cheryl Prashker when she hits the guest chair and in the hot seat with guest host Carolann Solebello! It's our very special anniversary gift to YOU! Thanks for being the best listeners ever!

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