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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11:36 am
Wed November 19, 2014

The Folk Show Road Show: The Box Car Lillies and Peter Case

The Folk Show Road Show  is a monthly series broadcast on WPSU-FM the 3rd Tuesday of each month featuring concerts recorded at venues in Central Pennsylvania.   Many of the broadcasts of the Road Show feature two concerts, each recorded at a different venue. November's broadcast featured The Box Car Lillies in the first hour,  and Peter Case in the second.

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9:21 am
Thu November 13, 2014

The Folk Show Sun, Nov. 9, 10PM-midnight, with Jim Colbert

Brother Sun, Brad Colerick, Richard Bennett, Steel Pennies, Terence Martin, Jeff Daniels, Atwater-donnelly, John Flynn, John Gorka, Beth Wood, The Lords Of Liechtenstein, Joseph Firecrow, Stuart Kabak , Mark Erelli, Chris Knight, Tom Russell, Dave Van Ronk, Chris While And Julie Matthews, David Olney, John Hadley, Christopher Stanley, Deb Talan, Hot Rize, Stacy Glen, The Youngbloods, Butch Ross, Terence Martin, Scott Ainslie, Seldom Scene, Becky and Jenny Armstrong, and  John Flynn are featured. 

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8:57 am
Tue November 11, 2014

The Folk Show Sat, Nov. 8, 1-3PM, with Kurt Johnson

Dead Horses, Billy Strings & Don Julin, The New Basement Tapes, Erin Condo, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Mark Erelli, Holy Moly and The Crackers, Peter Case, Cillian Vallely & Kevin Crawford, Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Woody Guthrie, Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott, Heidi Talbot, Honeyboy & Boots, Charivari, Eliza Gilkyson, Chris Rosser, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, Hot Rize, Andrew Bird, Brother Sun, Norah Jones, Lily Lanken, Goodnight, Texas, Tom Russell, Hal Cannon, Laura Veirs, Redbird, Montana Tunesmith, Greensky Bluegrass, Pure Cane Sugar, Béla Fleck &

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9:32 am
Mon November 10, 2014

The Folk Show Sat, Nov. 8, 3-5PM, with Ray Holley

Ray Holley hosts the Saturday afternoon Folk Show with a traditional mix, peppered with some interesting and unusual-sounding selections.  Newly released CDs by artists such as Carolyn Currie, Lara Herscovitch, and Richard Henry highlight more well known performers such as the New Lost City Ramblers, Tim O'Brien and fiddler April Verch.

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8:16 am
Mon November 10, 2014

The Folk Show Sun, Nov. 9, in honor of Tom Magliozzi

This week's Folk Show Special Edition is dedicated to Car Talk's late co-host Tom Magliozzi, who passed away last week at the age of 77.  The public radio community is remembering him fondly, and here at WPSU,  Folk Show host Steve Van Hook shares music to help us remember Tom      .  

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9:48 am
Mon November 3, 2014

The Folk Show Sun, Nov. 2, 10PM to midnight, with host Jonathan McVerry

All styles. All eras. From all places. Jonathan McVerry plays a variety of folk music from near and far. Enjoy everything from The Clancy Brothers to Dave Van Ronk and the Ragtime Jug Stompers to Doug Irwin to Verlon Thompson to Del Rey. 

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8:43 am
Mon November 3, 2014

The Folk Show Sun, Nov. 2, noon-2 PM, with host Ray Holley

Ray Holley hosts the Sunday afternoon folk show with a mix of traditional bluegrass, singer-songwriter, and world music.  The show features such artists as Tim O'Brien, Silk City, the Strayers, and Joemy Wilson and features some interesting and different versions of familiar traditional songs.

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1:26 pm
Sun November 2, 2014

The Folk Show Sat, Nov. 1, 3-5PM, featuring live appearance of Erin Condo and JMac and Jr

In the second hour of this segment,  Erin Condo and JMac and Jr.  join host Mel DeYoung in the WPSU studios.   The musicians perform live on-air  and talk about the upcoming show at the State Theatre in St. College: The Return of the Native Sons and Daughters (Sat, Nov 8, 7-10 PM).

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1:12 pm
Sun November 2, 2014

The Folk Show Sat, Nov. 1, 1-3PM, with host Tom Beebee

  Beebee shares music from Beausoleil, Varttina, Bob Dylan, Rafael and Clelia Stefanini, Charlie Feathers, Lefty Frizell, Janiva Magness, Charlie Haden, Altan, Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick, Various, New Line, Various, Chigger Hill Boys, Rosetta Tharpe, Fiddlers Five, Phil Ledbetter, John Smith, Kenny Baker, Dentdelion, Nina Simone, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, Annie Lou, The Show Ponies, Locust Honey String Band, Jason Tyler Burton, Front Country, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Eagle McCall, Le vent du nord, and 

   Strunz & Farah

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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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