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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11:41 am
Fri October 31, 2014

The Folk Show Sat, Oct 25, 1-3PM, with host Bryan Ferlez

You'll find a wide range of Folk Music in this two hour broadcast,  hosted by Bryan Ferlez

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11:24 am
Fri October 31, 2014

The Folk Show Sat, Oct 25, 3-5PM, with host Laurel Zydney.

Two hours of a great mix of Folk Music, hosted by Laurel Zydney. 

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10:41 am
Fri October 31, 2014

The Folk Show SUN, Oct 26, 10PM to midnight, with host Steve Van Hook.

You'll hear music from The Appleseed Collective, David Bromberg, Red Tail Ring, Danielle Miraglia, Dave Potts, Jon Vezner, Kim&Reggie Harris, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Trian, The Chieftains, Steve Key, Dave Gunning, The Railsplitters, John Doyle, Milkdrive, Jamie Steinhoff with Trachy K, Sid Griffin, Hermes Nye, Margaret Nelson, Phil Cooper, and Paul Goelz, Mark Lavengood, Darrell Scott, Jim Hurst, Cris Cuddy, Tony Furtado, Jack Williams, Red Tail Ring, Simple Gifts, Moors And McCumber, on this recording of the Folk Show. 

    

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8:57 am
Fri October 31, 2014

The Folk Show SUN, Oct 26, Noon to 2PM, with host Kurt Johnson.

You'll hear Doc & Merle Watson, Aoife O'Donovan & Stephanie Coleman, Kyle Carey, John Hartford, Brother Sun, Art Galbraith, Chris Pureka, Verlon Thompson, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Chip Taylor, Greg Brown, Scottdale String Band, The Stray Birds, Cara Dillon, Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott, Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge.    

The second hour is a Folk Show Special Edition focused on Halloween.   You'll find that show in a separate post.

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5:50 am
Fri October 31, 2014

A Folk Show Special Edition: Halloween, with host Kurt Johnson

Brace yourself for songs like Rattle Them Bones, The Vampires Will Be Here November 1st! I Want to Be a Monster, Bringing Mary home, Graveyard Blues, Two Crows, The Long Black Veil, The Devil Is Real, Don't Build a Wall 'Round the Graveyard, Ghosts Are Real, Devil Again, Raven, Lady Margaret, Scary Ned, Shankill Butchers, It's Just The Night, Death Comes On Wings of Crepe! 

    

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12:50 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

The Folk Show Road Show: Simple Gifts and Jack Williams

The Folk Show Road Show  is a monthly series dedicated to live music heard at venues in Central and North Central PA.    As we often do, we feature two different concerts recorded at two different venues in this broadcast.  In the second hour we’ll take you to the Zydney family home in State College to hear one of the most respected and experienced songwriter and performer in the Folk world, Jack Williams. But first,  we head to Mifflinburg, Union County, on a chilly November evening in 2013.   The setting is the historic Elias Church, perhaps the oldest wood-frame church in Pennsylvania.

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9:43 am
Wed October 22, 2014

The Folk Show Sun, Oct 19, 10-12PM with host Bob Lumley-Sapanski

Bob presents two hours of folk songs with a seasonal focus. Hear autumnal songs from Tom Rush, Van Wagner and Tony Rice. Also with election day coming up, there are Pete Seeger and U Utah Phillips’ political satires. Additionally with Halloween approaching, he features songs of ghosts, murders and mysteries such as Ghost Riders in the Sky, The Ballad of the White Seal Maid, In the Pines, Long Black Veil, Friend of the Devil, Delia’s Gone and others, capping the night off with Zombie Jamboree by Harry Belafonte!

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8:03 am
Fri October 17, 2014

The Folk Show Sat, Oct 11, 3-5PM with host Ray Holley

Ray Holley hosts two hours of traditional folk show fare including such artists as Tom Russell, Eileen McGann, Boys of the Lough, Sweetwater Reunion and Major Ordained.  Ray's usual tip of the hat to nautical songs for this show features UK folk singer Grit Laskin with a song you have all heard at least once before!

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11:35 am
Thu October 16, 2014

The Folk Show Sun, Oct 12, Noon-2PM with host Jennifer Carman

Jennifer Carman shares music from Natalie Merchant, Crooked Still, Mollie O'Brien/Tim O'Brien, Grace Griffith, Jay Ungar/Molly Mason, Tracy Chapman, Brett Ratliff, Darryl Purpose, Crooked Still, Marty Stuarty, Mary Reynolds, Rose Laughlin, Thom Bresh, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, Ronny Cox, The Fabulous Bagasse Boyz, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris, Jimmy Gaudreau, Norman & Nancy Blake, Caitlin Canty, Michael Fracasso, Norman & Nancy Blake, Sally Barris, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris, Leo Kottke, Bessie Smith, Dolly Parton, Hobart Smith, Josh White

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11:18 am
Thu October 16, 2014

The Folk Show Sat, Oct 11, 1-3PM with host Tom Beebee

Beebee brings you music from The Gibson Brothers, Shawn Colvin, Doc Watson, Luka Bloom, Sharon Shannon, Mary custy, Eoin O'Neill, Kate Rusby, Old Blind Dogs, J. D. Hobson Band, Kelly Joe Phelps, Rev. Anderson Johnson, Michael Nkole & His Apostles, Billy Strings & Don Julin, Sousou & Maher Cissoko, Aynur, Gary Nicholson, Red Molly, Guy Clark, Mendoza Sisters, Ruthie Foster, Grada, Tom Paxton and Dave Van Ronk, Mississippi John Hurt, Jack Cooke, Matt and Shannon Heaton, Kenny Klimak, Harvey Reid, Sabicas, The Grassy Knoll Boys, Africando, and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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8:08 am
Thu October 16, 2014

The Folk Show Sun, Oct 12, 10pm to midnight, with Jim Colbert

Jim Colbert features songs from John Flynn, Darlingside, Red Tail Ring, Raymond Gonzalez & Amy Malkoff, Buddy Mondlock, Cheryl Wheeler, John Prine, Callanish, The Lords Of Liechtenstein, Mark Erelli, Bill Morrissey, Stuart Kabak & Friends, Phil Henry, Don Henry, Wendy Beckerman, Brad Colerick, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Doc Watson, Kevin Slick, Long Time Courting, Pesky J. Nixon, Wild Asparagus, Vassar Clements & Vasser Clements, Eric Taylor, Richard Meyer, Counting Crows, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Lee Wessman,  and Flor de Naranjo

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9:58 am
Wed October 8, 2014

The Folk Show Sun, Oct 5, Noon-2pm, with Ray Holley

Ray Holley hosts the WPSU3 webcast of the Folk Show with a mix of both traditional folk and some edgier cuts.  You'll hear reflections of folk-country, folk jazz, and avant garde folk in addition to traditional bluegrass and singer-songwriter selections. The second hour is devoted to the music of four award winning folk artist.  A four-song set each featuring the music of June Carter Cash, Ian Tyson, Guy Clark, and Richard Thompson comprises this salute.  Tune in and enjoy!!

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8:21 am
Wed October 8, 2014

The Folk Show Sat, Oct 4, 3-5PM with Kurt Johnson

Kurt Johnson spins music from The Hillbilly Goats, Billy Bragg & Wilco, Simple Gifts, Mark Erelli, Sarah Siskind, Long Time Courting, Claire Holley, Chip Taylor Carrie Rodriguez, Red Tail Ring, Leif Vollebekk, Estil C. Ball, The Barefoot Movement, Alice Gerrard, Emmylou Harris & The Milk Carton Kids, Elephant Revival, Chris Smither, Dan Zanes & Friends, Linda McRae, Daniel Bachman, Carrie Newcomer, Pete Seeger, Paul Sachs, Joe Jencks, Cerys Matthews, Mac Wiseman, Andrew Duhon, Bruce Cockburn, Old Salt Union, David Dondero, Charlie Parr, and 

  

  

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7:45 am
Wed October 8, 2014

The Folk Show Sun, Oct 5, Midnight to 10PM with Jonathan McVerry

Jonathan warms your soul with an upbeat mix of bluegrass, blues, and folk. Enjoy a playlist that is all over the place from different eras, genres, voices, and instruments. i.e. Mark Erelli, The Cravens, Fatman Band, Leadbelly, and more!

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10:23 am
Mon September 29, 2014

The Folk Show Sat, Sept 27, 1 to 3PM with Leah Bug

This episode of the Folk Show features The Waymores, The Stray Birds, Buena Vista Social Club, Runa, Frank Solivan, Cahalen Morrison, Smithfield Fair, Paul Rishell, Shovels & Rope, Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick, Tommy Emmanuel, Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba, Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra, Otis Gibbs, Bryan Sutton, Jeni & Billy, Katie Glassman & Snapshot, Comas, Passenger, 

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