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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10:48 am
Wed July 23, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday Afternoon with Steve Van Hook

Host Steve Van Hook shares four hours of Folk Music from the WPSU library and his own collection,  including songs from Sara Jaroz, Bruce Springsteen, Erin Condo, Joe Crookston, Bill Monroe, Pete Seeger, John Prine, The Boxcar Lillies, and many, many others.

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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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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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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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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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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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