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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11:02 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 

  

  

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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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10:57 am
Tue November 25, 2014

The Folk Show Sat, Nov. 15, 1-3PM, with Kurt Johnson

Robin & Linda Williams, Wild Mountain Thyme, Boxcar Lilies, Ivan Kovacevic, Break, Tish Hinojosa, RUNA, Tattletale Saints (Cy Winstanely and Vaness McGowan), Plena Libre, N/A, Natalie MacMaster, Twangtown Paramours, Troka, N/A, Full Frontal Folk, Chris Smither, Patty Larkin with the Four bitchin Babes, Christine Lavin, N/A, Tussey Mountain Moonshiners, Boukman Eksperyans, Alison Kraus and Union Station, Hem, N/A, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer, Madison Violet, Artisan, Y.

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10:38 am
Tue November 25, 2014

The Folk Show Sun, Nov 16, Noon to 2PM, with Bryan Ferlez

Aaron Emory, Hackensaw Boys,  Nora Jones, Ralph Stanley, John Hiatt, the Kentucky Colonels, and many other artistsa are featured in this episode of the Folk Show. 

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10:07 am
Tue November 25, 2014

The Folk Show Sun, Nov 16, 10PM-midnight, with Art Wachter

Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein, Kate Rusby, Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn, Betse Ellis, Dan Stevens, Annalivia, Le Vent Du Nord, Faire Isle, Tim & Molly O'Brien, All Things Considered, David Bromberg, Beppe Gambetta, John Smith & Jenny Pickle, Bob Dylan, Long Time Courting, Big Bill Broonzy, Michael Arthur, Doc & Merle Watson, David Francey, Breaking Grass, Amy Gallatin & Still Waters, Bryan Sutton, Craig Bickhardt, Del Rey, Amy Speace, Barefoot Movement, Guy Davis, Colin O'Brien, Garcia, Grissman, Rice , Peter Mulvey & Jeffrey Foucault, Paul Geremia, and Nate Growe

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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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