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The Folk Show Road Show. Episode #12 is devoted entirely to the 2013 Harry Smith Festival. The broadcast features reminiscences and songs from John Cohen—a musician, filmaker, ethnomusicologist and Harry Smith contemporary—and performances from Hubby Jenkins (of the Carolina Chocolate Drops), Philadelphia based Bored Again Christians, New Hamphire bluesman Dan Stevens, and the Poe Vallley Troubadours.

Date: 04-15-2014

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Folk Show Special Edition: 3 Dollar Suit, live at the WPSU studios. Hosted by Art Wachter

Date: 04-13-2014

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The Folk Show Sunday on WPSU-3 with host Art Wachter

Date: 04-13-2014

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The Folk Show Sunday Night with on WPSU with host Bryan Ferlez

Date: 04-13-2014

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The Folk Show Saturday Afternoon on WPSU-3 with host Steve Van Hook

Date: 04-12-2014

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The Folk Show Saturday Afternoon on WPSU-3 with host Chas Brua

Date: 04-12-2014

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The Folk Show Sunday Night with on WPSU with host Jonathan McVerry

Date: 04-06-2014

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The Folk Show Special Edition on WPSU-3 with host Xuan Liu: Focus on the Mandolin

Date: 04-06-2014

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The Folk Show Saturday Afternoon on WPSU-3 with host Julie Holm

Date: 04-05-2014

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The Folk Show Sunday on WPSU-3 with host Maureen Ittig

Date: 04-05-2014

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The Folk Show Saturday Afternoon on WPSU-3 with host Chas Brua

Date: 03-30-2014

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The Folk Show Sunday on WPSU-3 with host Kurt Johnson

Date: 03-30-2014

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Folk Show Special Edition: Trains, Planes, Automobiles, Bicycles, and more Hosted by Kurt Johnson

Date: 03-30-2014

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The Folk Show Sunday Night with on WPSU with host Jim Colbert

Date: 03-30-2014

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The Folk Show Saturday Afternoon on WPSU-3 with host Ray Holley

Date: 03-29-2014

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Showcase Archive

Kathy Mattea Interview

Date: 02-02-2013

Kathy Mattea speaks with Mel DeYoung backstage before her Fri Feb 1 concert at Eisenhower Auditorium about Folk Music and the WPSU Folk.

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From Dublin, Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day: A conversation with Mary Black during the Folk Show.

Date: 03-17-2012

Legendary Irish Singer Mary Black talks to Folk Show host Art Wachter about her new CD “Stories from the Steeples,“ including her collaboration with Janis Ian and Finbar Furey.

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3rd Annual Harry Smith Festival in Millheim

Date: 11-13-2010

Kai Schafft, founder of the Harry Smith Festival, and Kevin Moist, Harry Smith scholar, discuss the Anthology of American Folk Music that Smith created, and they illustrate their points with excerpts from recordings as well as a live studio performance by the band Chicken Tractor. Schafft also describes the lineup of artists scheduled to perform at the festival, held at the Elk Creek Cafe and Aleworks in Millheim on Nov. 14.

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Tommy Sands (Extended)

Date: 03/07/09
Interviewer: Mel DeYoung and Adam McMillen
Duration: 25:30

The 5 min broadcast interview was put together from this extended conversation between Mel, Adam, and Tommy Sands.  Except for minor edits and volume adjustments, this conversation is presented in its entirety,  as it took place on Sunday, March 1.

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Tommy Sands

Date: 03/07/09
Interviewer: Mel DeYoung
Duration: 4:55

Tommy Sands previews his March 12, 2009 concert at the State Theatre in State College,  including the contributions of his daughter Moya on fiddle and vocals,  and his son Finian on guitar, banjo and bouzouki.  Sands also discusses his work with prisoners, specifically in an innovative program in Reno Nevada,  where he helped them write songs as a part of their defense.

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More information: http://www.tommysands.com/

Peter Ostroushko

Date: 01/17/09
Interviewer: Mel DeYoung
Duration: 5:21

Peter Ostruoushko talks about his time as music director on Prairie Home Companion,  his role as “circus dad”, and his upcoming Acoustic Brew concert.

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More information: www.peterostroushko.com

Ruthie Foster

Date: 10/11/07
Interviewer: Mel DeYoung
Duration: 5:00

Ruthie Foster talks about croaking bullfrogs, the Kerrville Folk Festival, collaboration with Tim O’Brien and Laura Love, and her upcoming concert.

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More information: www.ruthiefoster.com

Susie Glaze

Date: 08/20/07
Interviewer: Mel DeYoung
Duration: 5:28

Susie talks about new CD based on play that had its world debut in State College, and her collaboration with the subject of “Singing the Moon Up, the Life of Jean Ritchie.” A clip of “Sugar on the Floor” closes the segment”

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More information: www.susieglaze.com/

Red Molly

Date: 05/13/07
Interviewer: Mel DeYoung
Duration: 5:20

Red Molly sings a new song: This Farm needs a Man, discusses upcoming concerts

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More information: www.redmolly.com/

Red Molly

Date: 05/12/07
Interviewer: Mel DeYoung
Duration: 32:58

Members of Red Molly introduces themselves, play “Make me Lonely Again” and explain that they are a happy group that likes to play sad songs.  Each member describes their “niche” in Red Molly,  they play “Darling Corey” and “Anna Belle” and talk about girl bonding.  Carolann sings lead on “She’s got you.”  then they talk about returning to the main stage a Falcon Ridge after forming the group just three years ago there. The take it out on “Good Bye and so long to you…”

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More information: www.redmolly.com/

Greg Brown

Date: 04/28/07
Interviewer: Mel DeYoung
Duration: 4:54

Brown talks about his voice, his 30+ albums,  plans for a new William Blake album and collaboration with Michael Doucet.  Focusing on the State Theatre upcoming concert,  he talks about doing a “show” vs. hitting “the groove. ”

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More information: www.gregbrown.org

Michael Doucet

Date: 04/17/07
Interviewer: Mel DeYoung
Duration: 6:44

Doucet defines Cajun music, and talks about bringing that music to State College. Doucet explains its evolution, the instruments, the shift to dance halls and drumsets.

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More information: www.rosebudus.com/beausoleil/

David Bromberg

Date: 04/15/07
Interviewer: Mel DeYoung
Duration: 9:12

Bromberg talks about his full circle from performance to music business, to hosting jam sessions, then back to performing.  His wife. Nancy, a member of Angel band joins conversation.  They discuss evolution of the band and the upcoming concert in State College at the State Theatre.  Last 3:14 is pre-recorded song

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More information: www.davidbromberg.net

Roger McGuinn

Date: 03/27/07
Interviewer: Mel DeYoung
Duration: 5:03

McGuinn talks about his “Folk Den” website, researching and recording Pete Seeger, etc., technology vs tradition,  his 7 string guitar,  his upcoming State Theatre concert

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More information: www.ibiblio.org/jimmy/mcguinn/index.html

Loudon Wainwright

Date: 02/16/07
Interviewer: Mel DeYoung
Duration: 5:01

Wainwright talks about solo vs band recordings, soundtrack to Jud Apatow movie, his sense of place, and his work other movies.

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More information: www.lwiii.com/

David Wilcox

Date: 09/23/06
Interviewer: Paul Rutter
Duration: 36:28

A special live segment of the Folk Show,  broadcast from the studios in Innovation Park.  Wilcox sings his songs, and talks about his new CD, travelling around the country with his wife and son,  pitching in with the Katrina relief efforts, his evening concert at Acoustic Brew.

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More information: http://www.davidwilcox.com