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
9:37 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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8:34 am
Wed July 23, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Night with Jonathan McVerry

  Wrapping up an unseasonably cool July weekend, Jonathan plays two hours of summery sing-alongs and feel-good standards. Enjoy the firey fiddle of The Dillards, the stomp-worthy Dave Van Ronk, and local flavor from Fatman, Doug Irwin, and Andy Tolins.

 

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The Folk Show
11:05 am
Tue July 22, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Afternoon with Ray Holley

This first half of Ray Holley's Sunday show       hosts an hour of outstanding folk selections including classic Bill Clifton, the a-cappella Voice Squad and singer-songwriters such as Beth Williams, Deidra Flint, and Eric Taylor. This second half of Ray Holley's Sunday show is dedicated to the music of Texas singer and accomplished songwriter Guy Clark, 2014 Grammy winner for Best Folk Album.  Hear his best known and his little known as well as covers by Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Jerry Jeff Walker and Suzi Bogguss.   

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