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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9:43 am
Thu January 29, 2015

The Folk Show Sunday Jan 18, 10PM-midnight, with Jonathan McVerry

Jonathan McVerry plays a wide variety of folk music from the local flavor of The Cravens and Andy Tolins to old-time favorites like Dave Van Ronk and the Ragtime Jug Stompers to brand new music from Barnstar!

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10:23 am
Wed January 28, 2015

The Folk Show Sat, Jan 24, with Chas Brua

A great mix of bluegrass, Celtic, old-time, singer-songwriters and more,  with host Chas Brua.  

    

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4:57 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

The Folk Show Saturday Afternoon, with Laurel Zydney

Dixie Hall was a bluegrass and country music songwriter, a music journalist, an animal rights activist, an independent record label boss and a devoted wife of 46 years to Country Music Hall of Famer Tom T. Hall. Dixie Hall died Friday Jan 16,  and in this special edition of the Folk Show, Laurel Zydney pays tribute to the accomplished bluegrass songwriter, organizer, activist, promoter and friend of aspiring bluegrass artists.   Laurel features songs that show her influence ,  including  Daughters of Bluegrass, Alison Krauss, Cassie and Maggie, Jon Weisberger feat.

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3:31 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

The Folk Show Sunday Jan 18, noon to 2PM with Ray Holley

Ray Holley hosts the Sunday afternoon edition of the Folk Show, his first hour highlighting the contributions to Folk Music of singer-songwriter Kate Wolf,  Ms. Wolf died in 1986 of complications of leukemia, leaving a legacy of beautiful, poignant, songs.  Covers of her songs by such artists as Emmylou Harris and Kathy Mattea grace the first hour.  Ray's second hour pays tribute to Folk Blues, with selections from Mississippi John Hurt, Jerry Jeff Walker, Laura MacKenzie, Ricky Skaggs and Alison Krauss.

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12:35 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

The Folk Show Sunday Night, Jan 25, with host Julie Holm

A wide ranging folk show includes some local musicians,
and some who will be visiting the area, along with some classics.  Robin &
Linda Williams, Nanci Griffith, Greg Brown and Dave Carter and Tracy
Grammer are included as well as Chicken Tractor Deluxe, Lori Mckenna and

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12:23 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

The Folk Show Sunday Jan 25, with Steve Van Hook and Barb Vander Jagt

Steve is joined by new Folk Show host Barbara Vander Jagt for her inagural broadcast.

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4:35 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

The Folk Show Road Show: Buddy Mondlock

This month's Road Show featuring Buddy Mondlock, a seasoned performer whose songs have been recorded by Guy Clark, Nanci Griffin, Janis Ian, many more.  We recorded Buddy at a house concert,  a setting that has become increasingly important to touring solo and small group performers. 

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10:05 pm
Sun December 28, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Night, Dec 14, with host Ray Holley

Ray Holley brings you another session of the finest in folk music.  Lucy Kaplansky, Frances Black, Darryl Purpose are featured as is old-time fiddler Tommy Jarrell.  Celtic Christmas favorites appear, and"You're a Mean One, Mrs. Grinch" to be sure!

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9:55 pm
Sun December 28, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Afternoon, Dec 14, with host Art Watcher

Art Wachter shares an eclectic mix of Folk music for the holidays.

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9:48 pm
Sun December 28, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday Afternoon, with Ray Holley

Ray Holley provides a mix of traditional Folk music in this segment of the folk show, featuring upcoming live concert artist Tom Rush, and local talents such as Sweetwater Reunion, Van Wagner, and the Well Tempered String Band.  Listen for the unusual sounding and appropriately named "Strange Bird" by the Wayfaring Strangers along with several favorite Christmas selections.

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9:35 pm
Sun December 28, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday Afternoon, with Bryan Ferlez

Bryan Ferlez shares a wide range of Folk Music,  including some music for the holidays.

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11:02 am
Wed December 17, 2014

The Folk Show Road Show: The Jive Bombers, East River String Band and Dom Flemons

Dom Flemons

Recorded in March 2014 at Elk Creek Cafe and Ale Works in Millheim.   The Jive Bombers are Central PA duo of harmonica virtuoso Richard Sleigh and guitarist/musicologist/singer Jerry Zolten.   The East River String Band is Eden Bower and John Heneghan, based in NYC,   and Dom Flemons is originally from Phoenix, but he is  a co-founder of the Carolina Chocalate Drops.    This episode of the Folk Show Road Show captures an evening that began with the Jive Bombers and East River String Band in the first hour,  leading in to an hour with Dom 

  

  

  Flemons. 

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10:20 am
Tue December 9, 2014

The Folk Sunday Night, with host Jim Colbert

Join host Jim Colbert for a celebration of British balladeer Ralph McTell's 70th birthday as well as new music from Joe Crookston and U.K. duo While & Matthews; non-traditional holiday fare from Jud Caswell, Stuart Kabak and John Gorka; and some decidedly traditional bluegrass from Orrin Star, Bobby Osborn and Jesse McReynolds. We'll also hear James McMurtry, No Fuss & Feathers Roadshow, newly-released live Peter Paul & Mary, Brad Yoder, Fairport Convention, vintage Mary Chapin Carpenter and more.

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11:44 am
Sun December 7, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday with Ray Holley

Emily Singleton, Seth Austen, Dan Crary & Thunderation, The Duhks, Vic Sadot's Planette Folle Band, David Roth, The Cottars, Beth Patterson, Ranch Romance, Old Blind Dogs, Nightnoise, Heidi Muller, Tommy Sands & Maya Fionan, Judy Roderick & Forbears, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Aladair Fraser, Sam Rizzetta, Elaine Mahon, Paul Geremia, Dreamchair Music, Pam Gadd, Mark Dorak, Carrie Crompton & Barolk Folk, David Wilke & Cowboy Celtic, Barefoot Boys, Ry Cooder, Steve Rosen, Artist, Beausoleil, Varttina, and Bob Dylan are featured on this episode of the Folk Show, with host Ray

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10:52 am
Sun December 7, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday with Kurt Johnson

Emily Baker, Michelle Shocked, Guy Clark, Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks, The Devil Makes Three, Billy Bragg, Áine Uí Cheallaigh, DeDe Wyland, Nathan James, John Hartford, Harry Dean Stanton, Van Wagner, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Darley Fulks, Balfa Toujours, The Quebe Sisters Band, Mike & Cara Gangloff, Hot Club of Cowtown, Mark Kozelek, Curtis Harvey, Chip Taylor, The Memphis Dawls, Scythian, Catie Curtis, Indigo Girls, Greg Brown, Darol Anger, Soema Montenegro, Steve Earle, Emma Hill, The Stray Birds, and Tony Rice, on this episode of the Folk Show, hosted by Kurt Johnson

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