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
10:52 am
Fri September 19, 2014

The Folk Show Sun, Sept. 14, 10PM-Midnight, with host Jonathan McVerry

  Jonathan McVerry wraps up the summer season with an eclectic mix of bluegrass, blues, and folk. Enjoy Nicholas Andrew Staver, Tom Rush, Fatman, Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, Leadbelly, and much much more. 

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The Folk Show
10:24 am
Fri September 19, 2014

The Folk Show Sun, Sept 7, Noon-2PM with host Steve Van Hook

Steve shares a great mix of music on this episode of the Folk Show,  and in the second hour features songs about planes, trains, automobiles, and more. 

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The Folk Show
8:30 am
Fri September 19, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Aug 31, Noon-2PM with Kurt Johnson

You'll hear great new releases,  songs that you might not have heard even though they have been out a while,  and some old favorites on this episode of the Folk Show, hosted by Kurt Johnson.   In in the second hour, the Folk Show Special Edition brings you songs in celebration of Labor Day.  

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The Folk Show
8:14 am
Fri September 19, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday Aug 30, 1-5PM with Chas Brua

This installment features music from the Wiyos, Terry Callier, Linda Thompson, Black Irish Texas, Maybelle Carter, Modrotisk, Alash Ensemble, and many other great musicians.   

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The Folk Show
8:46 am
Wed September 17, 2014

The Folk Show Road Show: Bryan Bowers and Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein

The first hour focuses on Bryan Bowers, recorded at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lewistown, part of the Mini-Mountain Laurel Concert Series.Bryan Bowers musical life's journey has taken him from a childhood in Virginia where he hung around field workers and gandy dancers and learned to sing old call-and-answer songs, to discovering his musical destiny. Bowers is widely recognized as a leading virtuoso on the autoharp.

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The Folk Show
8:36 am
Wed September 10, 2014

The Folk Show Saturday Sept 6, 2014, 3-5 PM, with host Ray Holley

 Ray Holley hosts a mix of traditional bluegrass, singer-songwriter compositions and tastefully chosen world selections.  Artists like Red Molly, the McGarrigle sisters, Tim & Mollie O'Brien, Joan Baez, Beacon Hill Billies, John Malcolm Penn, Steven Dillon, Bobby Osborne and more are featured in a pleasant mix of instrumental and vocal folk music sprinkled with Cajun and Celtic.

 

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The Folk Show
9:38 am
Tue September 9, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Night Sept 7, 2014, with Jim Colbert

Jim Colbert wraps up the weekend with music from Cartoon, Johnsmith, Bill Evans, Mark Erelli, John Gorka, Bruce Molsky, Dave Van Ronk, Annalivia, Greg Klyma, Callanish, The Novel Ideas, Peter Case, Darlingside, Red Tail Ring, John Flynn, Brad Yoder, Carolann Solebello, FullSet, Stacy Glen, Townes Van Zandt, Kris Kristofferson, Amanda Shires, David Olney, RUNA, Pesky J. Nixon, Gypsophilia, Lorrie Newman Keating, Verlon Thompson, Sue Cunningham, Frank Serio, Chris While,  and Lauren Sheehan

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The Folk Show
10:39 am
Tue September 2, 2014

The Folk Show Sat, Aug 30, 3 to 5 PM, with host Tom Beebee

Tom Beebee hosts this Labor Day weekend episode , with labor songs,  and lazy songs.

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The Folk Show
10:23 am
Tue September 2, 2014

The Folk Show Sun, Aug 31, 10 PM—Midnight, with host Jennifer Carman

 

Jennifer hosts the last Folk Show of August with songs that speak of the end of summer. 

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The Folk Show
9:17 am
Mon August 25, 2014

The Folk Show Sun, Aug 24, 10PM to midnight, with host Art Wachter

Host Art Wachter share music from David Jacobs-Strain, Joe Crookston , Rory Block, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys, Seldom Scene, Hemlock Hollow, Sara Watkins, Del Rey, Jonathan Byrd & Chris Kokesh, Amy Speace, Dave Morrison, Jerry Douglas, Robin & Linda Williams, Robert Plant, Le Vent du Nord, Mark O'Connor, Sweet Potatoes, Hoots & Hellmouth, The Honey Dewdrops, David Francey, Kate Rusby, Mick McAuley, Winifred Horan & Colm O Caoimh, Seldom Scene, The Church Sisters, Johnney Cash & Bob Dylan, Tony Rice, Chirs Smither, Hot Club Of Cowtown, Cahalen Morrison & Eli Wes

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The Folk Show
10:06 am
Sun August 24, 2014

The Folk Show Sat, Aug 23, 3-5 PM, with host Cleo

Host Cleo plays songs by Mike Cross, The Chapmans, Karan Casey, Bruce Daigrepont, Dolores Keane, Cherish the Ladies, Alash from southern Siberia, Kyle Alden with a poem by Yeats, Joe Crookston, Curtis and Loretta, and lots of others.

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10:00 am
Sun August 24, 2014

The Folk Show Sat, Aug 23, 1-3 PM, with host Julie Holm

Julie Holm shares music from Bill Miller, Taj Mahal, Akira Otsuka, N/A, Tom Chapin & John Forster, Carrie Newcomer, Kerr Fagan Harbron, N/A, Ralph Stanley, Schooner Fare, Robin Greenstein, Kim Roberston, Chuck Brodsky, Nerissa & Katryna Nields, N/A, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammar, Joel Mabus, Harmonia, N/A, Magpie, Natalie MacMaster, Doc & Merle Watson, N/A, Ramon Cordero, Hem, Wild Mountain Thyme, Johnny Cash, Pete Seeger, N/A, Alash Ensemble, Annie Bauerlein & Chip Mergott, The Chieftains, and 

  

  

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The Folk Show
9:51 am
Sun August 24, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Aug 17, 10PM to Midnight with Bob Lumley-Sapanski

Uncle Bob shares music from jefferson airplane, garcia, grisman, khan, old medicine show, clannaa, peter paul & mary, jb lenoir, Van Wagner, malincorne, joan baez, mimi and richard farina, sam baker, silly sisters, incredible string band, clancy brothers, keb mo, fairfield four, doc watson, mattie, martha & minnie, dave van ronk, tim grimm, folk uke, john hartford, robin williamson, robin williamson, kathy mattea, arlo guthrie, disappear fear, almanac singers, and 

  

  

   ungar and mason

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The Folk Show
9:40 am
Sun August 24, 2014

The Folk Show Sunday Aug 17, noon to 2PM with Steve Van Hook

Steve Van Hooks shares music from the WPSU library and his personal collection

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The Folk Show
9:08 am
Fri August 22, 2014

The Folk Show Sat, Aug 16, 3-5 PM, with host Kurt Johnson

Kurt Johnson's playlist includes songs from After Jack, Dan Stevens, Breabach, Montana Tunesmith, Grifters & Shills, The Cornshed Sisters, Chris Smither, Josh Ritter and Barnstar!, Loudon Wainwright III, Brother Sun, Leo Kottke, The Civil Wars, John Cephas, Red Tail Ring, Pete Seeger, The Honey Dewdrops, Florent Vollant, Sarah Jarosz, Joe Purdy, Jon & Alana, Jason Tyler Burton, The Mckrells, David Bromberg, Dennis Gruenling & Richard Sleigh, Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston, Van Wagner, Trampled By Turtles, The Barefoot Movement, Malcolm Holcombe, Hurray For The Riff Raff, and Blac

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