Midwest Melancholy: A Page From Willi Carlisle’s Zine
Willi Carlisle (photo by Madison Hurley)
Willi Carlisle’s folk music is truly about folks, and he loves connecting with people at his live shows any way he can.
In addition to connecting through songs and handshakes and conversations as he travels, he’s also launched a periodic zine collecting what he calls his “ramblings and doodles.” The zines feature his drawings and musings about his travels, his music, and life in general, as well as books “recently finished, skimmed, and abandoned.” The zines, titled The Willi Carlisle Newsletter, are available at his merch table (you can check his tour schedule here) or you can sign up for a quarterly subscription on his website.
Ahead of the release of his new album, Critterland, out Friday via Signature Sounds, we wanted to share a page from one of Carlisle’s zines that might give you some insight into his life and his music. You can read our review of Critterland here.