The Folk Show

Sundays 10pm-midnight; Saturdays 1-5pm, May-November (WPSU 3: Saturdays 1-5pm, Sundays 12-2pm)

The Folk Show, produced by WPSU at Penn State, brings you great music every weekend. You'll hear the occasional a cappella sea shanty or perhaps some Klezmer— and LOTS of celtic, bluegrass/ oldtime, singer-songwriters and acoustic instrumentals.

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The Folk Show
9:08 am
Fri August 22, 2014

The Folk Show Sat, Aug 16, 3-5 PM, with host Kurt Johnson

Kurt Johnson's playlist includes songs from After Jack, Dan Stevens, Breabach, Montana Tunesmith, Grifters & Shills, The Cornshed Sisters, Chris Smither, Josh Ritter and Barnstar!, Loudon Wainwright III, Brother Sun, Leo Kottke, The Civil Wars, John Cephas, Red Tail Ring, Pete Seeger, The Honey Dewdrops, Florent Vollant, Sarah Jarosz, Joe Purdy, Jon & Alana, Jason Tyler Burton, The Mckrells, David Bromberg, Dennis Gruenling & Richard Sleigh, Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston, Van Wagner, Trampled By Turtles, The Barefoot Movement, Malcolm Holcombe, Hurray For The Riff Raff, and Blac

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The Folk Show
8:46 am
Fri August 22, 2014

The Folk Show Sat, Aug 16, 1-3PM with Laurel Zydney

Laurel Zydney' playlist includes music from Shawn Camp & Billy Burnett, David Schnaufer, Gillian Welch, Leadbelly, Arlo Guthrie, Del McCoury Band, Mary Flower, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen with John Cowan, Michael Martin Murphy, Shooter Jennings, Fayssoux, Billy Joe Shaver, Norman Blake, Kim Richardson, Sweet Honey In The Rock, Eric Bibb, April Verch, The Bagboys, Chris Smither, Johnny Cash, Mississippi John Hurt, Ola Belle Reed, Brick Road Ramblers, Dry Branch Fire Squad, The Boxcars, Noam Pikelny,  and 

  

  

  Laurie Lewis, 

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The Folk Show
9:37 am
Mon August 18, 2014

The Folk Show Road Show: The Honey Dewdrops, and Richard Sleigh

This month's Folk Show Road Show features two recent summer concerts in Central PA,  The Honey DewDrops recorded at the Wagon Shed concert series in New Freedom PA,  and Richard Sleigh at the Lemont Village Green Concert Series. 

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The Folk Show
8:04 am
Fri August 15, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday night, Aug 10 with Jim Colbert

Jim Colbert hosts this episode of the Folk Show, sharing music from 

  

  

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7:52 am
Fri August 15, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Afternoon, Aug 10 with Ray Holley

Ray Holley shares songs from Bill Clifton, Lucy Kaplansky, Cindy Mangsen, William Coulter & Barry Philips, Jim & Jesse McReynolds, Mississippi John Hurt, Abby Newton, Townes Van Zandt, Molasses Creek, Hickory Project, Jakob's Hollow, Milladioro, J.D.

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The Folk Show
10:17 am
Thu August 14, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday Afternoon, Aug 9, with Julie Holm

  Julie Holm is your host for a Saturday afternoon of Folk Music.  You'll hear from artists like Greg Brown, Townes Van Zandt, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shannon Heaton, Sarah Jarosz, Ocie Stockard,  David Francey, The Quebe Sisters, The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band, and many others. 

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The Folk Show
11:25 am
Mon August 4, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday Afternoon with Chas Brua

This edition of the show features artists like Lunasa, the Barefoot Movement, Gregory Alan Isakov, the Wailin' Jennys, Cimarron, and many more!

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The Folk Show
11:20 am
Mon August 4, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday Afternoon with Cleo

Join Cleo for two hours of folk music, including The Battlefield Band, a traditional Zulu dance, Hart Rouge, Breton dances, Ed Miller, Cheryl Wheeler, Beppe Gambetta, and lots of others.

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The Folk Show
11:00 am
Mon August 4, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Afternoon with Xuan Liu

Host Xuan Liu shares music from the WPSU library and his own folk music collection.  Broadcast Sunday August 3, 2014 on WPSU-HD3

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The Folk Show
10:30 am
Mon August 4, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Night with Art Wachter

Art Wachter host two hours of the folk music from Sunday night, August 3,  including  songs from Kate Rusby, Pesky J. Nixon, Ralph Stanley, Beausoleil, The Howlin' Brothers, Chris Smither and many more. 

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10:35 am
Fri August 1, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday Afternoon (1-3PM) with Laurel Zydney

Two hours of Folk Music ,  including songs from Tim O'Brien, Greg Brown, The Lonely Heartstring Band, Rodney Crowell, The Howlin' Brothers, Townes Van Zandt,  and Mick Jagger (Yes,  that Mick Jagger, with the Chieftains)

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The Folk Show
10:01 am
Fri August 1, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday Afternoon (3-5PM) with Art Wachter

Two hours of Folk music from the WPSU library and the collection of host Art Wachter, broadcast Saturday July 26 from 3-5 PM

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The Folk Show
8:54 am
Thu July 31, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Afternoon with Mel DeYoung

This episode of the Folk Show focuses on new additions to the WPSU library,  plus some favorite cuts from artists like Erin Condo and Van Wagner.  New CDs from Jeremy Lyons, Missy Werner, and Locust Honey String Band, and the trio Haas, Kowert, and Tice are featured,  and well as some more exotic music from around the world

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The Folk Show
8:21 am
Thu July 31, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Night with Bob Lumley-Sapanski

"Uncle Bob"  closes out the weekend on WPSU with two hours of Folk Music from the WPSU collection, and his own library.

  

  

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The Folk Show
9:25 am
Thu July 24, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday Afternoon (1-3PM) with Steve Van Hook

Two hours of Folk Music,  hosted by Steve Van Hook

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