Jeremy Baldwin


Hometown: Oak Park, IL

Education: Loyola University-Chicago

After stints at WHFR and WSDS Jeremy joined the WEMU staff in 2005 hosting the weekly Roots & Americana program, The Roots Music Project. When not playing canned music on the radio Jeremy enjoys seeing live music around the world.

His top live music experiences include, but are not limited to:

The Grateful Dead-World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, IL (1990)
Johnny Cash-Holiday Star Plaza, Merrillville, IN (1993)
Townes Van Zandt-Schuba’s Tavern, Chicago, IL (1995)
Bob Dylan-Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN (2004)
Levon Helm-Midnight Ramble, Woodstock, NY (2007)

His main radio influence is Stuart Rosenberg who used to host Radio Gumbo on WBEZ (and other stations around Chicago in the 1990’s).

Jeremy also like dogs, trains and horses.

Ways to Connect

Mike Ball
Lost Voices / Facebook

Lost Voices is an organization that helps kids, who are victims of trauma, find hope and healing through the power of music.

WEMU's Jeremy Baldwin speaks to Lost Voices founder Mike Ball about the history of the group and their involvement in this weekend's Ann Arbor Marathon.

The Ark /

WEMU's Roots Music Project Host Jeremy Baldwin speaks with Marianne James, Executive Director of the Ark after doors close to the public at The Ark in Ann Arbor.

In advance of his Nov. 9th show at The Ark, Songwriter, Dick Siegel and bassist David Roof stopped by WEMU during the Roots Music Project on November 2nd for set of music and conversation with host Jeremy Baldwin.

John Petelka / 89.1 WEMU

The first Roots Music Project of 2018 is a special one!  Host Jeremy Baldwin welcomes Ann Arbor's own Americana band Corndaddy to the WEMU studios for a live interview and performance!

Emanuel Terrell / 89.1 WEMU

A bright, sunny day brought some bright, sunny music to WEMU!  This week on The Roots Music Project, host Jeremy Baldwin welcomed singer/songwriter Danny Kroha to the WEMU studios for a live interview and performance.

John Petelka / 89.1 WEMU

Ahead of his new album,  "A World That's Bigger," Washtenaw County songwriter Mike Vial stops by the WEMU studios for exclusive live music performances and conversation.

Marshall Crenshaw, Jeremy Baldwin
John Petelka / 89.1 WEMU

The Ypsilanti Song Fest returned with another eclectic line-up of singer/songwriters.  This year's headliner was veteran folk artist Marshall Crenshaw.  

Ahead of his Song Fest set  Bona Sera Cafe, Crenshaw stopped by the WEMU studios for a live interview and performance.

John Doe sat down with Jeremy Baldwin for a live performance and interview on the Roots Music Project ahead of his performance at the Ypsilanti Song Festival.

patrik holubik / WEMU

The Defibulators  swing by during the Roots Music Project with Jeremy Baldwin to perform tracks from "Debt'll Get'em" live in the 89.1 WEMU studios (2014).

Seth Walker and Jeremy Baldwin
Robbie Bolog


The Ark's Marketing Director,  Barb Chaffer Authier joined The Roots Music Project's Jeremy Baldwin to talk about the success and a brief history of the Ann Arbor Folk Festival.

Barb also brought a very special guest, this year's Folk Festival MC and musician, Seth Walker.

Seth Walker tops off the conversation with a live performance in the WEMU studios ahead of his solo performance in the spring at The Ark in Ann Arbor.

Patrik Holubik / 89.1 WEMU

Before their December 15th performance at The Ark, Orpheum Bell stopped by the 89.1 WEMU studios to talk to us on the The Roots Music Project for a live interview and performance.

Listen to the full performance and interview here:

Before headlining this year's Ypsilanti Songwriting Festival, singer/songwriters Peter Case and Paul Burch visited The Roots Music Project for a live interview and performance. 


Listen to the full performance and interview here:

Local favorites, Corndaddy appears on The Roots Music Project ahead of their performance at the Ark in Ann Arbor

Listen to the full interview & performance here: 

Strange as it may seem, Black Aboriginal Australians have adapted American style Country music as a vehicle for telling their own unique stories.  Roger Knox aka: The King of Koori Country or The Black Elvis, is one of the leading practitioners of this style and has just released a brand new album, Stranger In My Land (Bloodshot). 

For this release Knox is backed up by the rotating cast of musicians led by producer Jon Langford (The Mekons), known as The Pine Valley Cosmonauts

Ann Arbor Folk Festival performers, The Steel Wheels are scheduled to stop by the WEMU studios on Saturday (1/26)  to play live on The Roots Music Project with Jeremy Baldwin.