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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Listen: Archived Live Broadcasts of the Folk Show: Scroll Below.   

Find Broadcast Playlists: Select Schedules from the RADIO menu above for playlist information from the Broadcast.  Choose WPSU or WPSU-3,   then the date and time of the broadcast. 

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The Folk Show Sun, June 21

Jun 27, 2015

Music from John Lilly, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Tony Rice, Neal & Leandra, Johnson Mountain Boys, Alison Krauss, Peter Rowan, Kate MacKenzie, Tom Chapin, Johnny Cash, Sinners Welcome, Danny Collet, Hot Rize, Berline-Crary-Hickman, Eileen McGann, Ensemble Polaris, Alan Munde, Northern Lights, Erica Wheeler, Andrew Calhoun, Brooks Williams, Breakaway, Whitehouse, Lizzie West & the White Buffalo, Ann Rabson, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Vartinna, Wild Asparagua, Terry Callier, Murray & Quinn, Heidi Muller, Joel Mabus, and Calannish

The Folk Show Sat, June 20

Jun 27, 2015

Music from Alfie Smith & Nicole Christian, Adrian Duffy & The Mayo Brothers, Keb' Mo', Hot Club of Cowtown, The Railsplitters, Kris Delmhorst, Andy Statman, Marley's Ghost feat.

The Folk Show Sat, June 20

Jun 27, 2015

Music from Tracy Chapman, Vince Bell, Wesley Randolph Eader, Crooked Still, Elizabeth Cotten, Dan Walsh, The Civil Wars, Lazibyrd, Pete Seeger, Grace Petrie, The Duhks, Emily Portman, Jim Henry, Folk Uke, Ellis, Front Line, Hart Rouge, J.P. Cormier, Heather Berry, Stephan Smith, Eliyahu Sills, The Duhks, Gillian Welch , Maddy Prior & The Girls, Scott Ainslie, Sarah Jarosz, Old Crow Medicine Show, Adam Carroll, Joy Kills Sorrow, and Coyote Grace, 

      

The Folk Show Sun, June 14

Jun 27, 2015

  Music from jefferson airplane, richie havens, marty stuart/johnny cash, nanci griffith, civil wars, jean ritchie, van wagner, tannahill weavers, tim grimm, doc and merle watson, kinky friedman, the weavers, alash, tim o'brien, patuxent partners, ewan maccoll, furtado/krauss, ricky skaggs, loudon wainwright III, peter rowan, u utah phillips, bob dylan, judy collins, josh white, grisman/garcia, holly near/ronnie gilbert, jean ritchie, peter paul & Mary, johnny cash, and dolly parton  

The Folk Show Sun, June 14

Jun 27, 2015

Music from Alan Munde & Joe Carr, Radio Flyer, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Bruce Molsky, Barnstar!, Mother Folkers, Danko/ Fjeld/ Andersen, Katy Moffatt, Irish Rovers, David Surette, Molasses Creek, Les Poules a Colin, Mick Maloney/ Eugene O'Donnell/ Seamus Egan, Sangsters, Karen Dahlstrom, Sunshine Skiffle Band, Orville Johnson, John Roberts & Tony Barrand, Dana Robinson, Paul Geremia, Kim Robertson, Tony Elman, Tim Dabbs, Dailey & Vincent, Dick Gaughan, Joe Ely & Joel Guzman, Folk Uke, Seldom Scene, Ferron, Claudia Russell & Folk Unlimited Orchestra, Marta Sebestyen, and F

The Folk Show Sat, June 13.

Jun 27, 2015

  Music from The Weavers, Dave Fry, Chuck Brodsky, The Cerny Brothers, Apenanti & Melina Asianidou, Acoustic Blender, Sarah Alden, Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer, J. W.

The Folk Show Sat, June 13.

Jun 27, 2015

Music from Leo Kottke, Heather Lloyd, Joel Mabus, Pokey LaFarge, The Barefoot Movement, Red Tail Ring, Foghorn Duo, Leonard Cohen, Callanish, Verlon Thompson, Sue Cunningham, Frank Serio, Ryan Bingham, Mandolin Orange, Laura Love, Brian Vollmer, John Flynn, Ronnie Gilbert, The Steel Wheels, Joe Ely & Linda Ronstadt, Tom Rush, Broadside Electric, Peter Alsop, Bill Monroe & Doc Watson, David Greenberg And Harpeth Rising, April Verch, Ian Tyson, Leo Kottke, Bob Dylan, The Matt Brown, and Jonathan Richman

The second hour is a special edition of the Folk Show,  with songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Neidig live in the studio performing his original songs.   The first hour of the Folk Show features music from David Jacobs-Strain, Ickes, Leftwich, Pomeroy, Natalie Merchant, Kevin Neidig, Jonathan Byrd, David Massengill, Tony Rice, Kaukonen, LJ Booth, J. McEuen, Shannon Heaton, Joscho Stephan, DiVitri, Bob Wills, Mann,  and Sam Bush

The Folk Show Sat, June 6

Jun 27, 2015

Music from Yonder Mountain String Band, Hermanas Mendoza, Emily Smith, Dave Alvin, Rajery, Ana Egge, Show of Hands, Buffy Saint-Marie, Milkcarton Kids, Magpye, Ry Cooder, Juggernaut Jug Band, Anais Mitchell, Dom Flemons, Precious Bryant, Ladysmith Black Mombazo, Woody Pines, Biff Rose, Cal Stewart, Annie Lou, Bob Dylan, Foghorn String Band, The Stanley Brothers, Sarah Siskind, Stained Grass Window, Dixie Hummingbirds, Battlefield Band, Jose Afonso, Dennis Stroughmatt, and 

  John Fahey  

The Folk Show Sat, June 6

Jun 27, 2015

Music from Jackstraw, Toshi Reagon, Paddy Cronin, Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard, The McDades, Terence Martin, Kaia Kater, Chris Jones, Sam McGee, Kathy Kallick, Boulder Acoustic Society, Gillian Welch, Solas, John Hartford, Joyce Cobb and the Beale Street Saturday Night Band, Tony Furtado, Cedric Watson, Jean Ritchie, Tim O'Brien, Majorstuen, Lunasa, Kimberly M'Carver, Iris DeMent, Dock Boggs, The Horse Flies, Altan, Beppe Gambetta, Jim Malcolm, Angelique Kidjo, Scot Vestal, Wayne Benson, Jeff Autry, Ron Stewart,  and Mark Schatz

    

The Folk Show Sun, May 31.

Jun 26, 2015

Music from Del Rey, Roger Cooper, Barnstar!, Brandi Carlile, Fatman, Dave Van Ronk and the Ragtime Jug Stompers, Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard, Eef Barzelay, Jason Goodman, J.P.

The Folk Show Sat, May 30.

Jun 26, 2015

Music from Steve Fisher, Joe Cormier, Donna Hughes, Open House, Austin Lounge Lizards, David DiGiuseppe, Chuck Hall, Flaco & Max, Eileen O'Toole, Richard Leo Johnson, Open Road, Jourma Koukonen, Karen & Helene Blum, Helicon, Cox Family, La Musgana, James Keelagen, Kathy Kallick Band, Ollabelle, Osborn Brothers, Hopeful Gospel Quartet, Mark Newton & Clair Lynch, Merl Johnson, Cathy Kallet & Grey Larsen, Noel Paul Stookey, Highstrung, Guy Clark, Kim & Reggie Harris, Al Day, and Peter Ostroushko.

  

    

The Folk Show Sat, May 30, 1-3PM

Jun 26, 2015

 Music from Mandolin Orange, April Verch, Flaco Jiménez & Max Baca, Lucy Kaplansky, The Honeycutters, The Cottars, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Art Thieme, Good Lovelies, Joel Rafael, Amy Lavere & Will Sexton, Bill Mallonee & The Big Sky Ramblers, Charlie Parr, Spyglass Gypsies, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, The Tallest Man On Earth, Danny Schmidt, Pokey Lafarge, Gillian Welch, John Hartford, Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard, Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez, 10 000 Maniacs, Laura Marling, Lindsay Lou, Eliza Gilkyson, Dave Alvin, John McCutcheon, Over the Rhine, and Betse Elli

 Click on the title above for a link to the concert recording !

We recorded April Verch and her band on April 25 when they came to the WPSU studios as part of the Acoustic Brew concert series.   They were in fine form, instrumentally, vocally,  and percussively (listen for Verch's footwork !),   and  sound and recording engineer Jim Thorne captured it all beautifully.

The Folk Show Sunday Night, May24.

Jun 9, 2015

   Music from Vinnie Kilduff and Gerry O'Connor, Sticks McGhee, Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands, Einar Mjolsnes & Laila Kolva, The Lumineers, Cathy Winter, Ceolbeg, River Drivers, The Stray Birds, Greg Brown, Rory Block, Old Blind Dogs, Kathy Kallick, Solas, Terry Callier, Gillian Welch, The Levins, Joel Mabus, Ana Egge with the Stray Birds, Alash Ensemble, Dirk Powell, Tim O'Brien, John Herrmann, Trio Los Camperos Huastecos, Kaia Kater, Led Kaapana & friends, Four Shillings Short, Laura MacKenzie, Caetano Veloso, Chris Jones, Chief Ellis and the Barrelhouse Rockers, Wolfe Bros.

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