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
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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The Folk Show
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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The Folk Show
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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10:32 am
Thu September 25, 2014

The Folk Show Sun, Sept 21, Midnight to 10PM with Chas Brua

This edition features music from lots of different traditions -- Celtic (Solas, Lunas, Old Blind Dogs), bluegrass (Laurie Lewis, Friendly City Playboys, Jim & Jesse), Quebecois and Franco-American (La Bottine Souriante, Chanterelle), and more. The show also includes some classic zaniness from the Austin Lounge Lizards and some cool world music from Outback and H'Sao.

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10:25 am
Tue September 23, 2014

The Folk Show Sat, Sept 13, 3-5PM, with host Bryan Ferlez

Bryan shares music from John Prine, Bert Jansch, Miriam Makeba, The Ink Spots, Mississippi Fred McDowell and Johnny Woods, Caitlin Rose, The Persuasions, Neil Young, T-Bone Burnett, Iris DeMent, Roy Acuff, The Flatlanders, Buddy Guy, Mary Gauthier, Chet Atkins and Les Paul, Clarence Ashley, Bob Dylan, Michelle Gigliotti, Robbie Fulks, Blind Willie Johnson, Nick Drake, Peter Davis and Group, Johnny Cash, Peter Rowan and Don Edwards, Cowboy Junkies, Steve Earle and Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Jolie Holland,  and The Flying Burrito Brothers in this episode of the Folk Show.

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10:05 am
Tue September 23, 2014

The Folk Show Sun, Sept. 13, 1 to 3PM with Laurel Zydney

Laurel Zydney shares music from Solstice Assembly, Rosanne Cash, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, David Grisman, John Hartford, & Mike Seeger, Noam Pikelny, Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys, Mark Erelli, Haas Kowert Tice, Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer, Lizzy Hoyt, Sweet Honey In The Rock, Craig Silver, The Birmingham Sunlights, Chatham County Line, The Quiet American, Peter Case, Karen Alley, Joe Crookston, Mac Wiseman, Urban Monroes, Hot Club Of Cowtown, Joe Crookston, FullSet, Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, Don Walser, Slaid Cleaves, Whiske

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The Folk Show
10:52 am
Fri September 19, 2014

The Folk Show Sun, Sept. 14, 10PM-Midnight, with host Jonathan McVerry

  Jonathan McVerry wraps up the summer season with an eclectic mix of bluegrass, blues, and folk. Enjoy Nicholas Andrew Staver, Tom Rush, Fatman, Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, Leadbelly, and much much more. 

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The Folk Show
10:24 am
Fri September 19, 2014

The Folk Show Sun, Sept 7, Noon-2PM with host Steve Van Hook

Steve shares a great mix of music on this episode of the Folk Show,  and in the second hour features songs about planes, trains, automobiles, and more. 

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The Folk Show
8:30 am
Fri September 19, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Aug 31, Noon-2PM with Kurt Johnson

You'll hear great new releases,  songs that you might not have heard even though they have been out a while,  and some old favorites on this episode of the Folk Show, hosted by Kurt Johnson.   In in the second hour, the Folk Show Special Edition brings you songs in celebration of Labor Day.  

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The Folk Show
8:14 am
Fri September 19, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday Aug 30, 1-5PM with Chas Brua

This installment features music from the Wiyos, Terry Callier, Linda Thompson, Black Irish Texas, Maybelle Carter, Modrotisk, Alash Ensemble, and many other great musicians.   

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The Folk Show
8:46 am
Wed September 17, 2014

The Folk Show Road Show: Bryan Bowers and Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein

The first hour focuses on Bryan Bowers, recorded at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lewistown, part of the Mini-Mountain Laurel Concert Series.Bryan Bowers musical life's journey has taken him from a childhood in Virginia where he hung around field workers and gandy dancers and learned to sing old call-and-answer songs, to discovering his musical destiny. Bowers is widely recognized as a leading virtuoso on the autoharp.

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