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
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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10:10 am
Mon September 29, 2014

The Folk Show Sun, Sept 28, Noon - 2PM with Jennifer Carman

This episode features music from Cheryl Wheeler, Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas & Rob Ickes, Caroline Herring, The Earls Of Leicester, Chuck Brodsky, Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas & Rob Ickes, The Earls Of Leicester, Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas & Rob Ickes, Sometymes Why, Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas & Rob Ickes, The Earls Of Leicester, Sinéad O'Connor/The Chieftains, Battlefield Band, The Earls Of Leicester, Susan Werner, Doc & Merle Watson, Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas & Rob Ickes, Caitlin Canty, The Earls Of Leicester, Mark O'Connor, Townes Van Zandt, Leo Kott

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9:03 am
Mon September 29, 2014

The Folk Show Sat, Sept 27, 3 to 5PM with Steve Van Hook

  This episode 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, Dan Zanes and Elizabeth Mitchell, John Prine, Tussey Mountain Moonshiners, Jack Williams, Leon Bibb & Eric Bibb, Red Tail Ring, Simone Dinnerstein & Tift Merritt, Braddford Lee Folk And The Bluegrass Playbo

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8:49 am
Mon September 29, 2014

The Folk Show Sun, Sept 28, 10PM-midnight with Art Wachter

This episode of the Folk Show features music by Scott Howard & Jenny Pickel, Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein, Craig Bickhardt, The Howlin Brothers, Bruce Cockburn, Long Time Courting, David Francey, Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn, Del Rey, Guy Davis, David Jacobs-Strain, Pesky J. Nixon, Roy Book Binder, Larry Rice, Le Bruit Court Dans La Ville, Riders in the Sky, Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn, Matt Borrello, Le Vent du Nord, Ronnie McCoury, Seldom Scene, D.L.

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9:54 am
Fri September 26, 2014

The Folk Show Sun, Sept 21, Noon to 2PM with Steve Van Hook

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9:05 am
Fri September 26, 2014

The Folk Show Sat, Sept 20, 3 to 5PM with Kurt Johnson

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8:41 am
Fri September 26, 2014

The Folk Show Sat, Sept 20, 1PM to 3PM with Ray Holley

Mike Auldbridge, Wil Maring, Highstrung, Terry Tufts, Cindy Mangsen, Cheryl Wheeler, Almanac Singers, Tom Lewis, Robin Bullock, Seth Austen, Ronnie Bowman, Mary Black, Otis Taylor, House Band, Michael Doucet, Del McCoury/ Bobby Hicks, Kathy Kallick, Ian Tyson, Kate MacLeod, Ranarim, Bobby Hicks, Jenee Halstead, Josh Colow, Osborne Brothers, Grandpa Jones, Amy Fradon/ Leslie Ritter, Heather Maloney, Margaret MacArthur, Kacey Musgraves, Emma's Revolution, Dakota Dave Hull, , 

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