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 Sun, July 26, 10PM-midnight

Jul 27, 2015

Music from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Don Lowe, Sara Milonovich, Jon Rounds, Tim Grimm, Hannah Bingman, Atwater-donnelly, East Side Dave & The Mountain Folk Band, Eric Taylor, Don White, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Doug Irwin , Eamon O'Leary and Jefferson Hamer, Harmonious Wail, Ben Bedford, Andrew McKnight, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Lowen & Navarro, The Boxcar Lilies, Michael Jerling, Mustard's Retreat, New Found Road , No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow, The Outside Track, Peter, Paul & Mary, Rod MacDonald, and Lauren Sheehan  

The Folk Show Sat, July 25, 3-5PM

Jul 27, 2015

Music from Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, Rose Laughlin, Joe Jewell & Feather Stone, James Keelaghan, Christine Lavin, Keola Beamer, Dan Hazlett, Steve Black, Paul Campbell, Jem Moore & Ariane Lydon, Ana Moura, Moving Cloud, Charlie Waller & Country Gentlemen, Kristin Hall, Dennis Cahill & Martin Hayes, D.C. Anderson, Wynn Osborne, Grant Rogers, Lauren Sheehan, Chad Mitchell Trio, Nora Rendell, La Rondinella, Brian Vardigans, Mary Black, Frank Proffitt, Patty Larkin, Aileen Vance, "Natural" Bob Holdsworth, and the House Band


The Folk Show Sat, July 25, 1-3PM

Jul 27, 2015

Music from Tim Grimm, Willie Nelson & Sister Bobbie, April Verch, Patty Griffin, Rhonda Vincent, David Grisman Quintet, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, The Boxcar Lilies, Danny Schmidt, Joel Mabus, Greg Trooper, The Barefoot Movement, Don Lowe, Dolly Parton, Ben Bedford, John Flynn, Tim Grimm, Leonard Cohen, Van Wagner, Jim Colbert, Sara Watkins, Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, Leo Kottke, Erin Condo, Bruce Springsteen, The Steel Wheels, Leo Kottke, Johnny Cash, Robert Hunter, Uncle Earl, The Matt Brown, and Jonathan Richman.  

The Folk Show Sun, July 19, 10PM-midnight

Jul 26, 2015

music from jefferson airplane, phil ochs, steve goodman, leadbelly, dave van ronk, retrograss, tom lehrer, bob dylan, joel mabus, old crow medicine show, danny schmidt, bruce anfinson, raitt/prine, nanci griffith, tumbling bones, hank williams, hoyt axton, johnny cash, claudia schmidt, tom t hall, joan baez, john gorka, emmy lou harris, doc watson/david grisman, jb lenoir, arlo guthrie, tony rice, steve goodman, dave van ronk, cox family, and paul simon   

The Folk Show Sat, July 18

Jul 26, 2015

Music from John Wort Hannam, Wild Carrot, Tim Flannery, Richard Sleigh, Tumbling Bones, Jeff Cannon, Tony Furtado, Tim & Mollie O'Brien, Maddy Prior & The Girls, Kate Rusby, Tanglefoot, Leonard Cohen, Iris DeMent, Ashley Wells, The Bird Sisters, Michael Jerome Browne, Adam Michael Rothberg, Pat Surface With The Boundary Water Boys, Anne & Pete Sibley, Carl Jackson, Jeff Cannon, Magnolia Sisters, The Wiyos, Adie Grey, Kyle Alden, Kristin Sweetland, Andrew & Noah VanNorstrand, June Tabor, Wild Carrot, The Johnson Girls, La Bottine Souriante, The Wild Colonial Boys, Great Big

The Folk Show Sat, July 18

Jul 26, 2015

Music from Keller Williams with the Travelin' McCourys, Michelle Shocked, Billy Strings & Don Julin, Levi Weaver, The Steel Wheels, Alistair McCulloch, Chicken Tractor Deluxe, Bad Temper Joe, The Blues Cowgirls, The Jayhawks, Patty Larkin, Solas, Lucinda Williams, J.

The Folk Show Sun, July 12, 10PM-Midnight

Jul 26, 2015


Music from Gipsy Kings, Bowerbirds, Elizabeth Cotten, Alexi Murdoch, Bob Dylan, Ray LaMontagne, Mercedes Sosa, Arlo Guthrie, Bon Iver, Lead Belly, Laura Boswell, Nick Drake, Rocky Votolato, Ellen Siberian Tiger, Strayer, Gipsy Kings, Shakey Graves, Leonard Cohen, The Avett Brothers, First Aid Kit, Doc Watson, Celtic Fiddle Music | Georgia Nettleton, Mother Moses, Arlo Guthrie, Iron & Wine, Old & in the Way, Daryl Shawn, Neil Young, Ellen Siberian Tiger, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band,  and Fleet Foxes

Music from Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, Big Cheese, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, David Francey, Richard Thompson, Wil Maring & Robert Bowlin, Patty Loveless, Maria Muldaur, Dead Ringer Band, Peter Mulvey, Infamous String Dusters, Bill Evans and Megan Lynch, Diana Jones, Jerry Douglas, Mike Auldridge & Rob Ickes, Bryan Sutton , Doc & Merle Watson, Russ Barenberg, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Myer, Tony Rice Unit, Dan Crary, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, Rob Ickes & Jim Hurst, Albert Lee, Garcia, Grissman, Rice , Leo Kottke, Joscho Stephan, Norman Blake,

The Folk Show Sat, July 11, 3-5PM

Jul 26, 2015

Music from Laurie Lewis and Her Bluegrass Pals, Neil Young and Promise of the Real, Chuck Bodsky, Leo Kottke, Caroline Herring, Rising Appalachia , and more

The Folk Show Sat, July 11, 1-3

Jul 26, 2015

Music from Greg Brown, Steve James, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Fitzgerald & Beach, Ladysmith Black Mambazo & the Winans, Dave Rudolf, Flaco Jimenez and Max Baca, Eva Cassidy, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer, Dave Massengill, Die Oberharzer Bergsänger, Bruce Cockburn, Bryan Sutton, RUNA, Sheila Schmiedhofer, Rusy Young, Snooks Eaglin, The Quebe Sisters Band, Dave Rudolf, Tussey Mountain Moonshiners, TUNA, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Fred Small, Atwater-Donnelly, Akira Otsuka, Stray Birds, Pure Cane Sugar, Kruger Brothers, Hem, We Banjo 3, John Huling, Magpie, Chris Smither, Malaika , Ra

The Folk Show Sun, July 5, 10PM-midnight

Jul 26, 2015

 Music from Dave Van Ronk and the Ragtime Jug Stompers, The Cravens, Woody Guthrie, Catfish Keith, Johnny Cash, Richard Sleigh, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys, Pete Seeger, Mark Erelli, Greg Brown, Leadbelly, The Stray Birds, John Cephas, Phil Wiggins, Nick Andrew Staver, Edie Brickell, Willie Nelson;Lukas Nelson, Erin Condo, Ida Goodson, Ray Curbow, The Weepies, Barnstar!, The Andy Tolins Revue with Steve Buckalew, The Craven Family Band, The Cox Family, Dan Tyminski, Verlon Thompson, Glen Hansard, Fatman, and Jason Goodman    

The Folk Show Sun, July 5, noon-2PM

Jul 26, 2015

Music from Katy Moffatt, Sean Keene, Michael Jerling, Lunasa, Hugh Moffatt, Priscilla Herdman, Hudson Swan Band, Phil Leadbetter, Tom Lewis, Rose Laughlin, Milliadoro, Malcolm Holcolmbe, Anais Mitchell, Claire Lynch, Sarah Burrill, Dwight Lamb, Mountain Heart, Buddy McMaster, Ruth Moody, Don Stiernberg/ Greg Cahill, Suzanne McDermott, John Lilly, Json & Pharris Romero, Mill Run Dulcimer Band, Seamus Egan, John Rea, Jen Hammel, Lorraine & Bennett Hammond, Hugh & Katy Moffatt, Anais Mitchell, Jack Wesley Routh, Jim Lauderdale, Country Gentlemen, and Becky Baxter   

The Folk Show Sat, June 27

Jul 26, 2015

Music from Michael McNevin , Solas, Naomi Wachira, Lunasa, Red Allen and the Kentuckians, Leo Kottke, Del McCoury, Ceoltoiri, Bask, Mark Weigle, Odetta, Keola Beamer, Sem Tam, Alisa Fineman, Beolach, Luka Bloom, Matapat, Cherryholmes, Steve Forbert, The Barefoot Movement, Bruce Molsky, Richie Stearns, Jimmy LaFave with Carrie Rodriguez, Balfa Toujours, Tomáš Kočko & Orchestra, Liz Carroll, Eliza Gilkyson, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Aengus Finnan, and José Luis Encinas    

Richard Smith leads off July's Folk Show Road Show with a concert recorded in May at the Wagon Shed.  You'll hear why Smith is a member of the Thumbpicker's Hall of Fame,  and some great songs from him as well.   In the second hour,  rising Nashville star Margo Price and her group the Price Tags lights up the Elk Creek Cafe and Aleworks in Millheim. 

The Folk Show Sun, June 21

Jun 27, 2015

Music from John Lilly, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Tony Rice, Neal & Leandra, Johnson Mountain Boys, Alison Krauss, Peter Rowan, Kate MacKenzie, Tom Chapin, Johnny Cash, Sinners Welcome, Danny Collet, Hot Rize, Berline-Crary-Hickman, Eileen McGann, Ensemble Polaris, Alan Munde, Northern Lights, Erica Wheeler, Andrew Calhoun, Brooks Williams, Breakaway, Whitehouse, Lizzie West & the White Buffalo, Ann Rabson, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Vartinna, Wild Asparagua, Terry Callier, Murray & Quinn, Heidi Muller, Joel Mabus, and Calannish