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


6 & 10 - Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys from the 2016 Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

13 & 17 - Blueswoman Ruthie Foster from the 2015 Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

20 & 24 - Acoustic Jamgrass band Useful Jenkins from the 2016 Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

27 & 31 - Singer-songwriter John Craigie from the 2016 Porcupine Mountains Music Festival


September In the Pines features recordings made at the July 2016 Beaver Island Music Festival. 

Beaver Island, located in Lake Michigan, 32 miles off of Charlevoix is roughly 13 miles long by 6 miles wide and has a year-round regular population of about 500 people.  It's also a popular tourist spot in the summer, driving the population us sharply.  Also known as the American Emerald Isle, Beaver Island is thickly wooded, has miles of private beaches and several main roads crisscrossing the island. The vibe is down-to-earth and relaxed. You couldn't ask for a better place for a music festival! The Beaver Island Music Festival is hosted on private land on the off-the-grid homestead of Carol & Dan Burton.  In July of 2016, Jane Cisluycis, host of "In The Pines" attended the 13th annual BIMF and made recordings for our Public Radio 90 listeners. The line up was varied and eclectic; and the crowd was enthusiastic, staying positive through numerous rain showers. Here is a sampling of the acts performed that weekend.

  3 & 7 - Acoustic Duo of Ben Pervier & Andrews Sais
 10 & 14 - Singer-songwriter Samuel Seth Bernard
 17 & 21 - Multi-instrumentalist Olivia Mainville & The Aquatic Troupe
 24 & 28 - Singer-songwriter Megan Dooley 

The Cactus Blossoms

  It's festival time again!  The Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival which takes place in July in Tourist Park in Marquette, MI. (For festival information go to: The Porcupine Mountains Music Festival which is held in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Ontonagon County, MI. (For festival information go to 

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!