Live from the White Pine

Welcome to Live from the White Pine, WXPR studio sessions celebrating creativity in the Northwoods.

Jesse Cobb at Live from the White Pine
Credit Peg Arnold

WXPR’s new downtown Rhinelander studios become the perfect venue for intimate concerts and in-depth conversations with musical ensembles, authors, poets, dynamic artists of many varieties. The common attribute is auditory creativity, an engaging and treasured commodity to the WXPR public radio audience.

Shad Cobb at Live from the White Pine
Credit Peg Arnold

The artists featured in this new series will complement WXPR’s rich array of programming – Midday Classics, Your Favorites, Northwoods Café, Blues Friday, Polka, Bluegrass Saturday, Country Legends, Sunday Jazz and Classics By Request.

It is our pleasure to unite the WXPR listening community around live performances and personal opportunities to enjoy spoken and musical arts.  Arts, Intellect, Public Radio – together in the perfect studio performance setting creating live events, on-air broadcasts, and recorded media for web and future applications.

Want to join in? You can start right here with the performance application.

The WXPR Community - listening, creating, supporting artistry in the Northwoods.

Live from the White Pine - Kelly Jackson

Aug 25, 2013
Peg Arnold

Kelly Jackson's soulful voice and poignant lyrics filled WXPR's White Pine Room with the Spirit of a Woman. Craig Harrison of Northwoods Cafe hosted this Live from the White Pine on-air broadcast Thursday, August 22. 

WXPR Blues Cruise with Hughes

Aug 25, 2013
Peg Arnold

Direct from Memphis, Eric Scrappie Hughes or the "Boss of Beale Street" as he's known, brought his deep river blues to the Northwoods August 24th. Floating down the Wisconsin River took on a real Delta feel with Scrappie's authentic delivery of original compositions and blues classics. 

From "The Ballad of Weevil Point Willie" to "Tested Positive for the Blues," Scrappie's musical storytelling and artistry are a pleasure to share with WXPR listeners on Blues Friday and live at the WXPR Blues Cruise.     

Kelly Jackson Live on WXPR August 22

Aug 14, 2013

Tune in to WXPR's Northwoods Cafe Thursday, August 22, at 7 pm for a live broadcast performance with Kelly Jackson.   

Craig Harrison will be your host showcasing this celebrated Northwoods artist. Now residing in Madison, Kelly hails from Wausau originally, and is a member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 

Peg Arnold

Relive the magic of Mike and Tom Mangione's Live from the White Pine August 7th performance. Colleen Finn hosted the live broadcast event with the key members of Mike Mangione & The Union on WXPR's Northwoods Cafe.   

WXPR Concert Series

Aug 6, 2013

WXPR Concert Series at Nicolet College

Live from the White Pine - Laura Erickson

Aug 5, 2013
Peg Arnold

Laura Erickson, creator and host of For the Birds, stopped by the WXPR studios Friday July 26th sharing her Conservation Big Year presentation with bird-loving WXPR members.

A major component of a birding big year is to see and document as many species as possible within the calendar year. Laura describes her objectives.

Mike Mangione & The Union Live on WXPR August 7

Aug 1, 2013

Tune in to WXPR's Northwoods Cafe Wednesday, August 7, at 7 pm for a live broadcast performance with Mike Mangione & The Union.   

Colleen Finn will be your host with this versatile Chicago/Milwaukee touring group that combines a folk-rock sound with orchestrated strings and soulful vocals.

Don't miss this unique Live from the White Pine performance, free and in the convenience of your own home!

91.7 fm Rhinelander    91.9 fm Wausau    100.9 fm Ironwood/Hurley

Peg Arnold

Putting together ways to provide faster internet to underserved areas of the Northwoods was the topic of a forum held recently in the White Pine Room at WXPR.

People from a private Internet provider, government, non-profit coalitions, tribal representatives, and education discussed the need for economic development and connecting to the outside world.

Rob Riordan from Cellcom says in the early days of telephone, the government required a little extra from customers to be able to help serve areas without service. That model could work for broadband...

The annual WXPR Blues Cruise down the Wisconsin River leaves the dock, Saturday, August 24th, at 1:00pm.  We’re thrilled to welcome back Eric “Scrappie” Hughes. “Scrappie” Hughes is a delta blues man direct from Memphis.  He’s a fixture every week on Beale Street, playing world-famous clubs like BB King’s and The Rum Boogie Café.   Tickets are $25.00. The ticket price includes a picnic lunch on the boat.

Check back soon for the 2013/ 2014 WXPR Concert Series Lineup!

Live from the White Pine

Apr 10, 2013
Cobb Brothers Duo with Hand Picked Bluegrass
Peg Arnold

Shad and Jesse Cobb joined Hand Picked Bluegrass for a Live from the White Pine studio performance during WXPR's Bluegrass Saturday. Theresa Seabloom of WXPR's Country Legends hosted the March 23rd on-air broadcast.

We caught up the Cobb Brothers on their spring foray into northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Shad came up from Nashville and his work with the John Cowan Band. Jesse recently completed his work with the Infamous Stringdusters. The brothers were are taking a moment to collaborate on new material and explore creative opportunities.