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Lilli Kuzma

Lilli Kuzma Email: LKupbeat@aol.com
Program: Folk Festival
Lilli has been a WDCB host since April, 2001, starting in rotation on Folk Festival with the late George Brown, then becoming the sole weekly host in July, 2007. She is a lifelong Chicagoland resident, a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago, and has a background that includes music performance, artist management, and event production. Lilli plays guitar, piano and organ, and has performed in folk duos and trios, rock bands, and jazz combos. She is also an accomplished freelance writer, and her features on music and entertainment topics are published regularly in Sun-Times Media. Lilli brings her love of folk music and other genres to Folk Festival, presenting a unique show with an eclectic mix, delivered with her signature brand of quirky humor and fun, along with serious insights and information. She is a member of Folk Alliance and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Selected Published Articles
feature on country legend, Billy Joe Shaver, and FitzGerald's 2014 American Music Festival
originally published June 25, 2014

Feature on Minnesota-based contemporary folk artist, Peter Mayer
originally published April 2, 2014

Feature on contemporary folk artists, Joe Crookston and Krista Detor
originally published April 2, 2014

Feature on John Denver tribute artist, Tom Becker
originally published March 21, 2014

Feature on folk artist Mark Dvorak and his involvement in a Pete Seeger tribute event
originally published March 19, 2014

Feature on area folk artists performing a British Invasion themed fundraiser
originally published March 1, 2014

Click here to read Lilli's feature on blues artist Big Bill Morganfield, son of Muddy Waters
published in the Chicago Sun-Times - July 2013.

Click here to read Lilli's feature on Fitzgerald's 2013 American Music Festival, highlighting Brave Combo and Naomi Ashley,
published in Sun-Times Media - June 2013.

Click here to read Lilli's feature on Gordon Lightfoot, "Carefree Highway Tour",
published in Sun-Times Media - June 2013.

Click here to read Lilli's feature on Kathy Kallick,
published in Sun-Times Media - April 2013.

Click here to read Lilli's feature on Harpeth Rising,
published in Sun-Times Media - June 2012.

Click here to read Lilli's feature on Claudia Schmidt,
published in Sun-Times Media - May 2012.

Click here to read Lilli's feature on Jonathan Edwards,
published in Sun-Times Media - April 2012.

Click here to read Lilli's Q&A feature with Marty Stuart,
published in Sun-Times Media - April 2012.

Click here to read Lilli's Q&A feature with Judy Collins,
published in the Chicago Sun Times - January 2012.

Click here to read Lilli's article about Shawn Maxwell,
published in the Pioneer Press - April 2011.

Click here to read Lilli's article about Caroline Kennedy,
published in the Chicago Sun Times - April 2011.

Click here to read Lilli's article about Haroula Rose,
published in the Pioneer Press - March 2011.

Click here to read Lilli's article about Patty Larkin & James Curley,
published in the Pioneer Press - March 2011.

Click here to read Lilli's article about Peter Himmelman,
published in the Pioneer Press - January 2011.

Click here to read Lilli's article about Chicagoan Hilary Ann Feldman,
published in the Pioneer Press - April 2010.

Click here to read Lilli's article about the 33rd Fox Valley Folk Festival,
published in the Pioneer Press - September 2009.
 
 
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