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Weekday mornings from 7am to noon ET (4am to 9am PT), tune into FOLK MUSIC NOTEBOOK for THE MORNING SHOW, hosted by Ron Olesko. THE MORNING SHOW is sponsored by Al Hemberger and The Loft Recording Studio in Bronxville, New York.
Join us Monday through Friday to get your day off to a good start! In addition to the best in folk music, we will share the latest news of the folk community and keep you up to date on upcoming festivals, tours, new releases and much more.
THE MORNING SHOW sponsor, THE LOFT RECORDING STUDIOS are located in the beautiful, quiet little town of Bronxville, New York. They are only 30 minutes from mid-town Manhattan. Director AL HEMBERGER is a multi platinum engineer and has recorded artists from Rihanna to Rod Stewart to Richard Shindell to Christina Aguilera to the Jonas Brothers to Britney Spears. The Loft has hosted hundreds of artists including Pete Seeger, Taj Mahal, Dar Williams, Cherish the Ladies, Lucy Kaplansky, Procol Harum, Donny Osmond, and the Average White Band just to name a few. Loft Recording Studios is located at 84 Kraft Avenue in Bronxville, NY. Phone (914) 793-8206 for more information.
Monday - Friday 7am - noon ET / 4am-9am PT
Offbeat, fun, and thought provoking The Midnight Special is Chicago's, and through Internet streaming, the world's weekly aberration of folk music and farce, show tunes and satire, madness and escape. Host: Rich Warren
Friday at 8pm ET / 5pm CT with an encore broadcast
Saturday at noon ET/ 9am PT
A live audience celebration of grassroots music and the artists who make it. Recorded in Lexington, Kentucky and hosted by folksinger Michael Johnathon.
Saturday at 8pm ET / 5pm PT with an encore broadcast Sunday at noon ET/ 9am PT
Singer-songwriter Joe Jencks brings us a monthly series celebrating music, art, culture and community from the drivers seat. Each month, Joe takes us along on his journeys as a traveling artist.
This week, Joe features songs and music from artists he has come to know from his visits to Ireland. Joe also shares some family stories about his personal connection to the Emerald Isle.
Wednesday August 7 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT with encore broadcasts at 2am ET / 11pm PT and Sunday August 11 at 1pm ET / 10am PT
Sunday at 1pm ET / 10am PT
(LIVE) Created by Ron Olesko in 1980, WFDU-FM's TRADITIONS is the station's longest running show, presenting the diverse world of folk music to the NYC metro area. Ron's guest list includes the cream of the contemporary folk music community, many performing live in the studio. Simulcast with thanks to WFDU-FM, the non-commercial radio station owned by Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ.
Sundays 3pm ET / 12 noon PT
A weekly 1 hour folk music & talk radio show hosted by Rik Palieri with co-host Jason Baker. Each week Rik explores a topic and share songs old and new to illustrate the theme.
Sundays at 8pm ET / 5pm PT with an encore broadcast at 1am ET / 11pm PT
Aa weekly look at current events and particularly relevant bits of history featuring the views of David Rovics - Singer / songwriter/ rabble-rouser. Member, IWW, AFM Local 1000, and Portland Tenants United member. Each week, David shares a topical song to illustrate the week's subject.
Sundays at 9pm ET / 6pm PT with an encore broadcast at 2am ET / midnight PT
The Sing Out! Radio Magazine is a weekly, hour-long “magazine format” program, hosted by Tom Druckenmiller, featuring interviews in addition to “live” and recorded music.
Mondays at 8pm ET / 5p PT with an encore broadcast at 1am ET / 10pm PT
Folk music impresario Sonny Ochs curates a vast collection of songs that say something, tell a story, or question authority - including rarities from her brother Phil. This week's show was recored on May 31 and features songs for Memorial Day. Program courtesy of Catskill's Public Radio station WIOX in Roxbury, New York..
Next show - August 12
Alternate Mondays at 9pm ET / 6pm PT with an encore broadcast at 2am ET/ 11pm PT
Matt Watroba is the voice of folk music in Michigan for his work with WDET–Detroit Public Radio. As a producer/host and folksinger himself, Matt has come in contact with many aspects of folk music and culture. This has helped shape a repertoire and presentation that is unique on stages across the state and country. He is committed to inspiring the world to sing-- one town at a time.
Tuesdays at 8pm ET / 5pm PT with an encore broadcast at 1am ET/ 10pm PT
Folk Plus is a blend of music from the contemporary folk scene. Angela Page draws from her experience of music gathered from over 20 years running college folk venues in the late 70's, the Speak Easy in Greenwich Village through the early 80's, her involvement with the production of the Fast Folk Musical Magazine and her ongoing radio work.
Wednesdays at 8pm ET / 5pm PT with an encore broadcast at 1 am ET/ 10pm PT
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rod MacDonald hosts a new program on Folk Music Notebook, sharing old and new songs from the rich tradition of the Sunshine State and their eclectic folk community.
Wednesday August 14 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT with encore broadcasts at 2am ET / 11pm PT and Sunday August 18 at 1pm ET / 10am PT
Your ticket to some of the finest performances on the stage of one of the iconic music venues in the country - Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania!
Host Dave Fry ( also the founder of Godfrey Daniels) shares rare archival recordings made during the 40 + year history of Godfrey's. Program courtesy of Leigh Valley Public radio station WDIY (www.wdiy.org)
Thursdays at 8pm ET / 5pm PT with an encore broadcast at 1am ET / 10pm PT
Art of the Song - A Virtual Coffeehouse for Singers, Songwriters, Creative Explorers and Fans. We all have a song to sing. Whether it be music, writing, painting, entrepreneurship or simply living life as a work of art, the world needs YOUR creativity. Please join hosts John Dillon and Vivian Nesbitt as they offer music and conversation to caffeinate your creative process. We invite you to listen with an open heart and let creative inspiration pour over you.
This week's guest - singer/songwriter/band leader, Jay Farrar. One of the founding fathers of the “Alt Country” movement, Jay is a veteran of two critically acclaimed groups, Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt, the later of which is still a going concern. When we heard that Son Volt’s new album, Union, was partially recorded at the Mother Jones Museum in Mt. Olive, Illinois, we just had to learn more and talk with Jay about the process. Jay visited with us from the studios of KWMU in St. Louis, Missouri.
Thursday at 9pm ET / 6pm PT with an encore broadcast at 2am ET / 11pm PT
Folk Music Notebook is following folksinger Dave Rowe as he embarks on a year long journey - Dave is traveling the eastern continental US by boat, following the Great Loop, and singing songs along the way. The Great Loop is a 6,000-mile string of navigable waters from the east coast to the Great Lakes via the Hudson River and Erie Canal, down the inland rivers and canals of the heartland to the Gulf of Mexico, and around the Atlantic Intra-Coastal Waterway up the East Coast.
From the bridge of his vessel, he will see America like very few others have. As he voyages, Dave will of course be playing to new audiences—some perhaps in unconventional or idyllic places—from yacht clubs to canal-side coffee houses and taverns, from small concert halls to historic, little opera houses on the islands of the Great Lakes—this will be the musical journey of a lifetime.
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Folk music icon Christine Lavin hosts a series of chats with fellow songwriters and performers. Each episode features a discussion about one of the guest artist's songs, plus a recommendation about another artist for us to discover.
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The folk music scene's "Man About Town", Gordon Nash, shares his picks for artists we should be listening to. Gordon is the music director of the BudgieDome at the annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and is a fixture on the NYC contemporary folk music scene.
Stay tuned to Folk Music Notebook - you never know when Gordon will pop up!
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