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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10:35 am
Fri August 1, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday Afternoon (1-3PM) with Laurel Zydney

Two hours of Folk Music ,  including songs from Tim O'Brien, Greg Brown, The Lonely Heartstring Band, Rodney Crowell, The Howlin' Brothers, Townes Van Zandt,  and Mick Jagger (Yes,  that Mick Jagger, with the Chieftains)

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10:01 am
Fri August 1, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday Afternoon (3-5PM) with Art Wachter

Two hours of Folk music from the WPSU library and the collection of host Art Wachter, broadcast Saturday July 26 from 3-5 PM

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8:54 am
Thu July 31, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Afternoon with Mel DeYoung

This episode of the Folk Show focuses on new additions to the WPSU library,  plus some favorite cuts from artists like Erin Condo and Van Wagner.  New CDs from Jeremy Lyons, Missy Werner, and Locust Honey String Band, and the trio Haas, Kowert, and Tice are featured,  and well as some more exotic music from around the world

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8:21 am
Thu July 31, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Night with Bob Lumley-Sapanski

"Uncle Bob"  closes out the weekend on WPSU with two hours of Folk Music from the WPSU collection, and his own library.

  

  

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9:25 am
Thu July 24, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday Afternoon (1-3PM) with Steve Van Hook

Two hours of Folk Music,  hosted by Steve Van Hook

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8:34 am
Wed July 23, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Night with Jonathan McVerry

  Wrapping up an unseasonably cool July weekend, Jonathan plays two hours of summery sing-alongs and feel-good standards. Enjoy the firey fiddle of The Dillards, the stomp-worthy Dave Van Ronk, and local flavor from Fatman, Doug Irwin, and Andy Tolins.

 

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11:05 am
Tue July 22, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Afternoon with Ray Holley

This first half of Ray Holley's Sunday show       hosts an hour of outstanding folk selections including classic Bill Clifton, the a-cappella Voice Squad and singer-songwriters such as Beth Williams, Deidra Flint, and Eric Taylor. This second half of Ray Holley's Sunday show is dedicated to the music of Texas singer and accomplished songwriter Guy Clark, 2014 Grammy winner for Best Folk Album.  Hear his best known and his little known as well as covers by Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Jerry Jeff Walker and Suzi Bogguss.   

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9:46 am
Mon July 14, 2014

The Folk Show Road Show: Caroline Herring and Van Wagner

As we often do, we feature two artists recorded at two venues in this week's Folk Show Road Show.   First Caroline Herring, recorded at the Wagon Shed in New Freedom PA,  and in the second hour,  Van Wagner,  from a somewhat raucous concert in a packed room at the Elk Creek Café and Aleworks in Milleim.

Caroline Herring has received honors from Boston MA to Austin TX for her songwriting and recordings, has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion,  and been recognized internationally for her work in traditional song interpretation. 

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10:47 am
Fri July 4, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday Afternoon with Kurt Johnson and Julie Holm

join Kurt Johnson for two hours of great mix of old and new folk music to help usher out June and welcome July!  You'll hear John Gorka, Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt, Guy Davis, Dave Alvin, The Steel Wheels, Carolina Chocolate Drops and many others. Julie Holm continues for two more hours of the Saturday Afternoon Folk Show         

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9:37 am
Thu July 3, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Afternoon with Tom Beebee, and a Special Edition Hour on Folk Soundtracks

  An hour of a wide range of Folk Music,  followed by a Special Edition focused on Folk Soundtracks, including The classic Woodstock and Harder They Come, Cohen brothers films, Bob Dylan feature films, and some random television themes.

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8:43 am
Tue July 1, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Night with Chas Brua

Chas is your host for an audio Folk Music journey featuring Tim O'Brien, Toshi Reagon, Jim Malcolm, The Stray Birds, and many more

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9:26 am
Mon June 23, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday Afternoon with Cleo

Host Cleo features a wide variety of folk music in this two-hour show: sea chanties to coal mining songs, Sam Rizzetta on the fretted dulcimer to Heritage on the jawharp, Callanish from Central PA to La Musgana from Spain, Shelley Phillips, No Strings Attached, La Bottine Souriante, and lots of others.

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6:18 am
Mon June 23, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Afternoon with Ray Holley

Ray Holley hosts two hours of outstanding folk selections by such artists as Andy Moore, the Lilly Brothers, Leo Kottke, Nickel Creek, and the McGarrigle sisters.  Remember the artist who sang the 1970s top-40 hit "Midnight at the Oasis?"  Her folk blues is featured, as is a folk version of the song John Lennon admitted was his favorite Paul McCartney composition.

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11:03 am
Fri June 20, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday afternoon with host Steve Van Hook

The Folk Show recorded from a live broadcast Sunday May 15, 2014.  Host Steve Van Hook plays a variety of Folk Music in this hour preceeding his Special Edition focused on Father's Day.

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10:55 am
Fri June 20, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday afternoon with Ray Holley

Ray Holley hosts two hours of the folk show with a classic mix of singer-songwriter, Celtic and acoustic folk.  Greg Brown, Carla Sciaky, Shelley Phillips, and David Massengill are among those who contribute to this show which also features several fiddle masters, Willie Hunter, Eileen Ivers, and Byron Berline.

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