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10.10.2014 | 110 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee’s folk scene lost one of its fixtures this week. A staple of local stages and union rallies for decades, singer-songwriter Larry Penn passed away on Wednesday after a long illness. “He was loved in many different communities,” said Milwaukee musician Lil Rev, Penn’s friend and occasional collaborator. “The Wisconsin labor community; the IWW [Industrial Workers of the World] c...
Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

Local News from Around the Globe

 Milwaukee folkie Howard Lewis, aka Embedded Reporter, was probably inspired by Phil Ochs (but with a subtler touch), as well as musical funnyman Stan Freberg. Local News has many charms, among them a vocal tone
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009

War Stories (Cookie Man Music)

In an era when most singer-songwriters rarely travel farther then the distance between their bedroom and their computer, I have to salute the work of 81-year-old Larry Penn, whose new CD, War Stories, begs to be heard by those patriots still brave enough to carry the flag of the common man. In "Army Life," Penn sings of disillusionment, regret and loneliness, with each verse ending in "Gee, mom, I want to come back home...
Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Songs For Frank Zeidler (Moo-Town Productions)

The number of worthwhile albums that memorialize politicians can probably be counted on one hand. But you can add one more to that short list with Songs for Frank Zeidler, a CD dedicated to the memory of Milwaukee's last Socialist mayor. Who better to pay tribute than a couple of Milwaukee's finer folkies? Jym Mooney . . .