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
12:35 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

The Folk Show Sunday Night, Jan 25, with host Julie Holm

Julie Holm features Vance Gilbert, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer, Scott Miller, Krüger Brothers, N/A, Plena LIbre, Beausoliel, Sarah Jarosz, N/A, Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Ronstadt, Great Big Sea, Robin & Linda Williams, N/A, Celtic Thunder, Magpie, Greg Brown, Paul Clayton, N/A, The Wailin' Jennys, Nightingale, Runaway Dorothy, Hem, N/A, Stan Rogers, Nanci Griffith, The Quebe Sisters, Laura Cortese, N/A, Tish Hinojosa, Madison Violet, Philip Gibbs, The Stray Birds, N/A, Lori McKenna, Chicken Tractor Deluxe, and Battelfield Band on this Sunday night broadcast. 

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The Folk Show
12:23 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

The Folk Show Sunday Jan 25, with Steve Van Hook and Barb Vander Jagt

Steve is joined by new Folk Show host Barbara Vander Jagt for her inagural broadcast.

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4:35 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

The Folk Show Road Show: Buddy Mondlock

This month's Road Show featuring Buddy Mondlock, a seasoned performer whose songs have been recorded by Guy Clark, Nanci Griffin, Janis Ian, many more.  We recorded Buddy at a house concert,  a setting that has become increasingly important to touring solo and small group performers. 

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10:05 pm
Sun December 28, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Night, Dec 14, with host Ray Holley

Ray Holley brings you another session of the finest in folk music.  Lucy Kaplansky, Frances Black, Darryl Purpose are featured as is old-time fiddler Tommy Jarrell.  Celtic Christmas favorites appear, and"You're a Mean One, Mrs. Grinch" to be sure!

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9:55 pm
Sun December 28, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Afternoon, Dec 14, with host Art Watcher

Art Wachter shares an eclectic mix of Folk music for the holidays.

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9:48 pm
Sun December 28, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday Afternoon, with Ray Holley

Ray Holley provides a mix of traditional Folk music in this segment of the folk show, featuring upcoming live concert artist Tom Rush, and local talents such as Sweetwater Reunion, Van Wagner, and the Well Tempered String Band.  Listen for the unusual sounding and appropriately named "Strange Bird" by the Wayfaring Strangers along with several favorite Christmas selections.

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9:35 pm
Sun December 28, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday Afternoon, with Bryan Ferlez

Bryan Ferlez shares a wide range of Folk Music,  including some music for the holidays.

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11:02 am
Wed December 17, 2014

The Folk Show Road Show: The Jive Bombers, East River String Band and Dom Flemons

Dom Flemons

Recorded in March 2014 at Elk Creek Cafe and Ale Works in Millheim.   The Jive Bombers are Central PA duo of harmonica virtuoso Richard Sleigh and guitarist/musicologist/singer Jerry Zolten.   The East River String Band is Eden Bower and John Heneghan, based in NYC,   and Dom Flemons is originally from Phoenix, but he is  a co-founder of the Carolina Chocalate Drops.    This episode of the Folk Show Road Show captures an evening that began with the Jive Bombers and East River String Band in the first hour,  leading in to an hour with Dom 

  

  

  Flemons. 

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10:20 am
Tue December 9, 2014

The Folk Sunday Night, with host Jim Colbert

Join host Jim Colbert for a celebration of British balladeer Ralph McTell's 70th birthday as well as new music from Joe Crookston and U.K. duo While & Matthews; non-traditional holiday fare from Jud Caswell, Stuart Kabak and John Gorka; and some decidedly traditional bluegrass from Orrin Star, Bobby Osborn and Jesse McReynolds. We'll also hear James McMurtry, No Fuss & Feathers Roadshow, newly-released live Peter Paul & Mary, Brad Yoder, Fairport Convention, vintage Mary Chapin Carpenter and more.

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11:44 am
Sun December 7, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday with Ray Holley

Emily Singleton, Seth Austen, Dan Crary & Thunderation, The Duhks, Vic Sadot's Planette Folle Band, David Roth, The Cottars, Beth Patterson, Ranch Romance, Old Blind Dogs, Nightnoise, Heidi Muller, Tommy Sands & Maya Fionan, Judy Roderick & Forbears, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Aladair Fraser, Sam Rizzetta, Elaine Mahon, Paul Geremia, Dreamchair Music, Pam Gadd, Mark Dorak, Carrie Crompton & Barolk Folk, David Wilke & Cowboy Celtic, Barefoot Boys, Ry Cooder, Steve Rosen, Artist, Beausoleil, Varttina, and Bob Dylan are featured on this episode of the Folk Show, with host Ray

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10:52 am
Sun December 7, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday with Kurt Johnson

Emily Baker, Michelle Shocked, Guy Clark, Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks, The Devil Makes Three, Billy Bragg, Áine Uí Cheallaigh, DeDe Wyland, Nathan James, John Hartford, Harry Dean Stanton, Van Wagner, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Darley Fulks, Balfa Toujours, The Quebe Sisters Band, Mike & Cara Gangloff, Hot Club of Cowtown, Mark Kozelek, Curtis Harvey, Chip Taylor, The Memphis Dawls, Scythian, Catie Curtis, Indigo Girls, Greg Brown, Darol Anger, Soema Montenegro, Steve Earle, Emma Hill, The Stray Birds, and Tony Rice, on this episode of the Folk Show, hosted by Kurt Johnson

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10:38 am
Sun December 7, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Afternoon with host Leah Bug

The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Nigel Egg, Kris Kristofferson, Pete Seeger, Heather Fay, Jeffrey Foucault, Yonder Mountain String Band, Great Lake Swimmers, Greensky Bluegrass, Nell Robinson, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Solas feat.

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10:20 am
Sun December 7, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Night with host Bob Lumley-Sapanski

jefferson airplane, doyle lawson & quicksilver, alison krauss/union station, catfish keith, carolina chocolate drops, michelle shocked, maria muldaur, planxty, clannad, merle travis, joel mabus, danny schmidt, david bromberg quartet, arlo guthrie, buffy ste marie, garrison keilor/hopeful gospel quartet, house band, john renbourn, dixie chicks, native american flute ensemble, doc watson, john hartford, gillian welch, phil ochs, simple gifts, arlo guthrie, johnny cash, and bob french are featured on this episode of the Folk Show,  host by Bob Lumley-Sapanski, (and spelling inspired by ee

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10:12 am
Sun December 7, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday Afternoon with Steve Van Hook

Jonathan Richman, Tommy Roberts, Dede Wyland, Mike Munford, Rickie Simpkins, Ronnie Simpkins & Wyatt Rice, Blaze Foley, Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, Nanci Griffith, Bill Staines, Scott Cook, Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line, Jason McIntyre & Junior Tutwiler, Old Man Luedecke, Mark Delaney, Antje Duvekot, Earl Pickens & Family, Travers Chandler & Avery County, Laura Cortese, Stan Rogers, The Steel Wheels, Ben Bedford, Lucinda Williams, Jorma Kaukonen, Danny Schmidt, The Unwanted, Darrell Scott, Strayers, The Two Man Gentlemen Band, Pokey LaFarge, Austin Lounge Lizard

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9:37 am
Sun December 7, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday Afternoon with Chas Brua

John Lilly, Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet, Eileen Ivers, Natalie MacMaster, Dave MacIsaac, Michael McNevin, Dobet Gnahore, Aengus Finnan, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Beppe Gambetta, Frank Solivan, Sven Nyhus, Ellen Cherry, Long Time Courting, Gillian Welch, Alash Ensemble, Beolach, Archie Fisher, John Gorka, Rory Block, Craobh Rua, John Cephas & Phil Wiggins, Kiran Ahluwalia, The Lake Country Boys, Eileen Kozloff, Danu, Trio Los Camperos Huastecos, Tim O'Brien, Ceoltoiri, Dewey Balfa, Dan Ar Bras, David and Billie Ray Johnson are artists featured on this edition of the Folk Sho

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