The Folk Show

Sundays 10pm-midnight (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
10:47 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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Folk Show
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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The Folk Show
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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The Folk ShowThe Folk Show Saturday, June 21, 1 -
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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The Folk Show
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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The Folk Show
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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10:37 am
Fri June 20, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday afternoon with Chas Brua

  Chas Brua hosts the June 14, 3-5 PM Folk Show, and features music from lots of different traditions -- bluegrass, African-American old-timey, French-Canadian, Cape Breton, Scandinavian, Hawaiian, Malian, and others. Plus, musings from singer-songwriters like Terence Martin, Ellen Cherry, Richie Stearns, and Rosalie Sorrells.

 

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The Folk Show
10:24 am
Fri June 20, 2014

The Folk Show Special Edition: Father's Day, with host Steve Van Hook

On Father's Day, in the second hour of this show, Steve shares songs about fathers by artists such as Jonathan Byrd, Bruce Springsteen, Guy Clark, Steve Goodman, Doug Irwin, David Francey, Rod Picott, and Patty Griffin. In the first hour, Steve gives the Folk Show premiere of songs from David Olney's new album "When the Deal Goes Down" and the song-cycle "Find Your Angel" by Verlon Thompson, Sue Cunningham, and Frank Serio; and self-titled album by the Mississippi-based Americana band Water Liars.

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The Folk Show
10:21 am
Thu June 19, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Night with host Jim Colbert

Jim Colbert hosts this Sunday night edition of the Folk Show,  with a wide range of folk music.

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The Folk Show
8:41 am
Wed June 18, 2014

The Folk Show Road Show: Chris Smither at the Wagon Shed

Chris Smither's guitar riffs, voice, lyrics and sense of humor are in fine form at this intimate concert captured at the Wagon Shed Concert Series May 31, 2014.  Smither's excellence has been recognized for over 50 years, starting with a first place at a competition in New Orleans when he was still in high school.  This recording is more evidence that he is still going quite strong,  and still adding to his well-deserved reputation. 

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The Folk Show
7:53 am
Wed June 11, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Night with Host Jennifer Carman

  After traveling through Ohio and into Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin, this weeks selection reflects traveling, medicinal food and herbs--going past Kankakee made it a must to include "City of New Orleans".  The heartland of our country is sprouting cornfields right up to the houses, and huge wind farms tower over the farms...a tour of what was, what is, and what may be...This week's folkshow reflects the music and history of the Midwest on the road.

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The Folk Show
7:57 am
Tue June 10, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday afternoon with Jonathan McVerry

Matching the gorgeous Happy Valley sunshine on Saturday, June 7th,

  

  

   Jonathan plays a range of feel good folk, bluegrass, and gospel. Enjoy the greats like Dave Van Rock, Leadbelly, and Woody Guthrie mixed with local favorites like Grain, Fatman, and Andy Tolins--and more!

 

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The Folk Show
6:15 am
Tue June 10, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday afternoon with Julie Holm

We remember D-Day and WW II with recordings from that time, and a couple more contemporary songs and renditions.  Celtic music from local Callanish and RUNA, latin and traditional steel drum music, as well as John Gorka, Hem, Sarah Jarosz, Malcolm Holcombe, Mike Agranoff, and more.  English ballads, Sea Chantys, and woven through a half dozen waltzes.  

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The Folk ShowThe first hour of the Folk Show Sunda
9:16 am
Fri June 6, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Night with host Jim Colbert

Folk Show host Jim Colbert closed

  

  

   out Memorial Day weekend with some Folk College favorites - Bruce Molsky and Simple Gifts; offers some Pennsylvania flavor with the Stray Birds, Fieldstone and Tom Flannery; some classic bluegrass from Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver and Del McCoury band; Betty Boop meets Buddha, and brand new music from Rob MChale and Joe Crookston.

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