217 Today: CU Folk & Roots Festival returns with a focus on expanding the genre
October 6, 2023
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In today's deep dive, we’ll hear a conversation with Scott Dosset from the C-U Folk and Roots Festival’s steering committee about what to expect from next week’s line-up.
217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Tim Shelley, Colin Hislope and Owen Henderson.