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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9:25 am
Sun March 29, 2015

The Folk Show Sat, Mar 21, 1-3Pm with Ray Holley

Listen as Ray Holley shares a mix of traditional, Celtic, bluegrass, gospel, folk blues, and ballads that tell a story!  Featured artists include Debra Cowan, the Chieftains, Hank Cramer, Michelle Shocked, Ernie Hawkins, Jesse Winchester, as well as fiddle virtuoso April Verch, who will be a live guest in the WPSU studios in April 2015. 

 

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8:28 am
Fri March 27, 2015

The Folk Show Sun, Mar 15, Noon-2PM, with host Bryan Ferlez.

Songs from Uncle Dave Macon, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Mac Wiseman, Ramsay Midwood, Elizabeth Cotten, Lightnin' Hopkins, Sandy Denny, Lyle Lovett, Gram Parsons, Malcom Holcombe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, John Haitt, Jimmy Martin, Gurf Morlix, Johnny Cash, Leo Kottke, Blind Willie McTell & Leadbelly, Jimmie Rodgers, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Shirley Elizabeth Collins, Judee Sill, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt and John Prine, Harry Tausig, Tex Morton, Mississippi John Hurt, Dave Van Ronk, Hank Williams, Lucinda Williams, John Prine, Bert Jansch, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Ry Cooder, Garfield Ak

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10:37 am
Fri March 20, 2015

The Folk Show Sun, Mar 15, 10PM-Midnight with Uncle Bob

planxty, wool & grant, sting & chieftains, peter paul & Mary, Mary black , the craven family, doc watson, shawn colvin, danny schmidt, dubliners, truckstop honeymoon, taj mahal, carolina chocolate drops, david mallett, arlo guthrie, clancy brothers, green fields of america, alash, maighread ni dhohnaill, harpeth rising, christy moore, feats of strength, luke kelly, phil ochs

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8:50 am
Fri March 20, 2015

The Folk Show Road Sat, March 14, with host Tom Beebee

Songs from Bob Dylan, Francis Bebey, Infamous Stringdusters, John Prine, Rose Cousins, Bombadil, Roebuck Staples, Staple Singers, Larry Sparks, The Mississippi Nightingales, Rachel Harrington, Artisan, Tony Rice, Alison Kraus, Ray Hesson, Bela Fleck, Foghorn String Band, Altan, Pharis & Jason Romero, Barleyjuice, Ry Cooder, The Texas Tornados, Flaco Jimenez, Dolores Keane, Mary Black & Janice Ian, Runa, The Voice Squad, Bule Bule, Rebecca Zapen, Ensemble Georgika

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8:40 am
Fri March 20, 2015

The Folk Show Road Sat, March 14, with host Kurt Johnson

Songs from Rod Macdonald, Asleep At the Wheel, Brandi Carlile, Altan, Rich McMahon, The Lowest Pair, Joe Pug, Red Molly, Flaco Jiménez & Max Baca, The Willows, The Earls Of Leicester, Pete Seeger, Taj Mahal, Callanish, April Verch, Akatones Street Musicians, Crooked Still, Bob Corbin, Burning Bridget Cleary, Nickel Creek, Robbie Fulks, Blaze Foley, The Be Good Tanyas, St.

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3:13 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

The Folk Show Road Show: St. Pat's Day: Boston's Long Time Courting & Galway IRE's We Banjo Three

Long Time Courting

Long Time Courting     Based in Boston, these four very talented women include a "Female Musician of the Year" (Irish radio giant LiveIreland). a former New England Scottish Fiddle Champion, an honors graduate of the Berklee College of Music, and a member in a recently released film.   Flute, fiddle, cello, guitar and voices blend to interpret Irish melodies and original songs.  Funny, warm and outgoing, the group charmed the crowd.      The band was recorded at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County on Oct.

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10:20 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

The Folk Show Sunday Afternoon, Mar 8, with host Hattie Hubbs

Songs from David Bromberg, E C Ball, Abbie Gardner, Pieta Brown, Otis Spann, Barachois, Lucy Kaplansky, Amy White, Steve Khan, Geoff Bartley, Muddy Waters, Abigail Washburn and Bella Fleck, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Cosy Sheridan, Ann Mayo Muir, Jonathan Edwards, the Seldom Scene, Long Time Courting, Marta Go'mez, E C Ball, Jonathan Byrd, Laura MacKenzie, Nancy Blake, The Stray Birds, Cissokho, Heather Styka, Black Horse Motel, Jacob Johnson, Lynne Hanson, Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends, Rusty Neslon and Sue Young, Eliza Lynn, and Small Potatoes

  

  

    

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5:57 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

The Folk Show Sat Mar 7, with Julie Holm

Songs from Laura Cortese, Carrie Newcomer, Greg Brown,  Hem, Caroline Herring, Robin & Linda Williams, Susan Kane,  John Flynn, Mary Chapin Carpenter, April Verch,  Stoney Lonesome, Tillamook Burn, Agus Barandiaran, Callanish,  Mike Agranoff, Michael Jerome Brown, Lux Bridge,  Boukman Eksperyans, The Outside Track, We Banjo 3,  Laura Cortese, Chatham County Line, Ashley Jo Farmer, Ceumar Coelho,  Lisabeth Weber, Christine Lavin, Shawn Colvin

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2:33 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

The Folk Show Sat Mar 7, with Ray Holley

A mix of bluegrass, folk blues, Celtic, nautical and singer songwriter selections, including Judy Collins, TIm O'brien, Andy Sugarcane Collins, Northern Lights, WIlliam Pint and Gordon Lightfoot. Two hours of the best in Folk Music!

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9:23 am
Mon March 9, 2015

The Folk Show Sunday Night, Mar 8, with host Chas Brua

A wide range of Folk Music,  including celtic tunes to get you ready for St. Patrick's Day...

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8:11 am
Mon March 9, 2015

The Folk Show Sat. Feb. 28, with host Bryan Ferlez

Dawn Landes and Bonny 'Prince' Billy, Gene Clark, Moonshiner, Streets of Baltimore, Blessed Be Thy Name, Romance in Durango, Cryin' but My Tears Are Far Away, Christian Life, John Henry, Just a Little Talk with Jesus, I Wish it Would Rain, Give Me a Heart to Love You, Family Bible, Maybelle, Dark Was the Night Cold Was the Ground, Country Baptizing, Morning Fair, Bluegrass Stomp, Hard Ain't It Hard, Cryin' Through the Night, My Proud Mountains, White Line Fever, Just Cause I Can, Lost Forever in Your Kiss, Moonshiner, No Time, Quarter Moon, Standing In the Doorway Cryin', The Storms Are On

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7:52 am
Mon March 9, 2015

The Folk Show Sunday Afternoon, Mar 1, with host Laurel Zydney

Fresh from the annual Folk Alliance Convention in Kansas City,  Laurel shares music from The Vivants, Rant Maggie Rant, Billy Strings & Don Julin, Kaia Kater, Patchy Sanders, Tillamook Burn, Red Moon Road, The Bombadils, Blanche Rowen & Mike Gulston, Amado Espinoza, Laura Cortese, Ashley Condon, Lizzy Hoyt, Bernadette Morris, Anna Janelle, Peggy Seeger, Jeff Black, Aallotar, David Llewellyn & Ida Kristin, Dom Flemons, Rant Maggie Rant, The Elders, Blanche Rowen and Mike Gulston, Dan Bern, Session Americana, MAZ, Chris Lee Becker, Charlie Mosbrock, Bernadette Morris, Ashley Condo

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10:06 am
Fri March 6, 2015

The Folk Show Saturday Afternoon, with hosts Steve Van Hook and Joe Bell

With songs from Pokey La Farge, Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line, Bruce Springsteen, Laura Cortese, Peter RowanTony Rice, The Steel Wheels, The Chieftains with Bonnie Raitt, The Two Man Gentlemen Band, Tom Neal, Peter Alsop, Paul Sachs, Robert Bruey, Full Set, Jim Bizer, Daryl Shawn, Arlo Guthrie, First Aid Kit, Iron & Winte, Leadbelly, Ellen Siberian Tiger, Nick Drake, Ray LaMontagne, Woody Guthrie, Mother Moses, Leonard Cohen, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Strayers, Laura Boswell, and Richard Sleigh

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9:06 am
Thu March 5, 2015

The Folk Show Sunday Night, Mar 1, with host Jonathan McVerry

Enjoy a wide range of folk music: local, global, blues, Celtic, it's all here: from Arcona Reel Band, Nick Andrew Staver, Stray Birds, Clancy Brothers, Leadbelly, and more.

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9:00 am
Fri February 27, 2015

The Folk Show Sunday Night, Feb 22, with host Julie Holm.

Featuring songs from Judy Collins, Lindsay Lou, Nanci Griffith, Band of the U.S.Air Force REserve, N/A, Small Potatoes, Doug Irwin, Charlie King & Len Wallace/Sharon Abreu, N/A, Hem, Old Crow Medicine Show, Rafe &Clelia Stefanini, Toby Walker (aka Little. .

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