Bound for Glory, Live Folk Concert Broadcast

Sunday nights, North America's longest running live folk concert broadcast, can be heard from The Cafe at Anabel Taylor Hall at Cornell University.

WVBR's Bound for Glory brings to central New York a series of free folk concerts on WVBR-FM 93.5 and 105.5. It's some excellent acoustic music, presented by long-time host Phil Shapiro.

Live sets are at 8:30, 9:30, and 10:30pm. All three are different and you can come to as many as you wish. Admission to the live audience is free and open to everyone. Kids are always welcome, and refreshments are available.

30th Season Summer
Date Description
August 1997 24-August-1997 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 273-2121.
17-August-1997 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 273-2121.
10-August-1997 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 273-2121.
03-August-1997 Michael Johnathon
Michael Johnathon Michael Johnathon is on the traditional side of folk, having cut his musical teeth in the hamlet of Mousie, in the hills of eastern Kentucky. He still comes from Kentucky, and his music is moving back toward the folk tradition. He'll play us some banjo as well as guitar, and we'll have a great end to our summer season, and Bound for Glory's 30th year.
July 1997 27-July-1997 Anne Hills
WVBR's Bound for Glory is pleased and proud to welcome back Anne Hills, one of America's best folksingers, performing everything from a traditional ballad to her own beautiful, folk-inflected homemade songs. Come early to get a good seat.
20-July-1997 Paul Wilder
Paul Wilder Nearly every cut on Paul Wilder's debut CD is top-notch. His wry sense of humor fills his music with strange and wonderful twists and turns. A performer worth catching right now, while you can.
13-July-1997 Jim Henry
Jim Henry's Bound for Glory debut is almost anticlimactic, having been in the works for literally years. Jim is an incredibly hot guitarist, playing not only his own instrumentals, but some of the best traditionally flavored tunes. Plus he's a top notch songwriter and a dynamic performer. A great treat.
06-July-1997 Greg Greenway
You owe it to yourself to join us as WVBR's Bound for Glory welcomes back Greg Greenway, one of the country's best, and best known, contemporary acoustic performers. Greg's excellent contemporary writing fits well with his high-energy, wide open performance style.
June 1997 29-June-1997 Andrew Lawrence
Andrew Lawrence comes our way from Baltimore. He's an unusual singer-songwriter: powerful, gritty, sometimes quite funny. Definitely NOT a writer of love songs. A great way to start Bound for Glory's summer season.
30th Season Spring
22-June-1997 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 273-2121.
15-June-1997 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 273-2121.
08-June-1997 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 273-2121.
01-June-1997 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 273-2121.
May 1997 25-May-1997 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 273-2121.
18-May-1997 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 273-2121.
11-May-1997 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 273-2121.
04-May-1997 Nightingale
This Vermont-based trio features music from Quebec, Newfoundland, Ireland, France, Scandinavia, New England, and beyond, with a core of fiddle, accordian, and guitar, and the unrelenting rhythm of French Canadian foot percussion. A combination not to be missed.
April 1997 27-Apr-1997 Armor and Sturtevant
These guys are so much fun. Kelly and Dave come from the folk music mecca of Erie, PA. Their collection of instruments ranges from guitar to bass flute to African instruments, and their music shows influences from all over. "Unique" was coined for these two.
20-Apr-1997 Bill Staines
Bill Staines It's easy to run out of superlatives in describing New Hampshire's Bill Staines. His songs have travelled before him into the hearts and repertoires of folk music lovers across North America. His performances define what is the best about Bound for Glory. Come early to get a seat.
13-Apr-1997 Rod MacDonald
Singer/songwriter/guitarist, Shanachie recording artist, Rod MacDonald performs songs to stir the heart, mind, and soul, including "American Jerusalem" and "The Way to Calvary." His songs and his performance are full of humor and power, and, occasionally, politics.
06-Apr-1997 Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen
Two of Bound for Glory's favorite performers return to captivate their long-time fans and first-time listeners with warm harmonies, moving lyrics, and inspired playing. A special evening at the Cafe!
March 1997 30-Mar-1997 Lydia Adams Davis
Family entertainer, recording artist, singer/songwriter, Lydia Adams Davis weaves her beautiful voice with captivating melodies bringing joy to audiences of all ages. Be on hand for a truly memorable show.
23-Mar-1997 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 273-2121.
16-Mar-1997 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 273-2121.
09-Mar-1997 Lui Collins
Lui Collins is one of our finest singer-songwriters. Very perceptive, powerful, and sometimes quite funny, she brings us some important truths in her music. Welcome her to her first Bound for Glory appearance.
02-Mar-1997 Mark Rust
Mark is an Ithaca favorite. Many of his best known songs were written while he lived in Ithaca, and it's great fun to have him return to Bound for Glory. He'll be full of new stories to tell, and he's celebrating the release of his first CD.
February 1997 23-Feb-1997 Heidi Muller
This gentle performer, on mountain dulcimer and guitar, is one of America's finest folk-oriented songwriters. Her songs have been picked up by many other performers. She lives in Seattle and very seldom comes east. This show should be a major treat.
16-Feb-1997 Lorraine and Bennett Hammond
A few of you remember Lorraine Lee, now Hammond, one of America's finest mountain dulcimer players. A few more of you might remember Bennett Hammond, outstanding finger-style guitarist and long ago Ithacan. Together they're an extraordinary, lively duo, on the traditional side of folk.
02-Feb-1997 Mac Benford and Friends
We never know who's playing in the band until the night of the show, but we do know that Mac brings us only the best old timey music to be found in these, or, really, any parts. Mac's old time banjo playing is just plain wonderful, and he's a superb entertainer as well.
January 1997 26-Jan-1997 Tony Bird
Tony Bird comes to us from Malawi in southern Africa. He's white, but his music reflects the cultures that surrounded him when he was young. He's an unusual singer-songwriter who grows on you. Very charming and magical.
19-Jan-1997 John Kirk and Trish Miller
It's been way too long. John and Trish bring back their mix of old time and contemporary folk. John plays hot fiddle and guitar, Trish adds old time banjo, and maybe even a little clogging. Bound for Glory favorites.
30th Season Fall
12-Jan-1997 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 273-2121.
05-Jan-1997 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 273-2121.
December 1996 29-Dec-1996 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 273-2121.
22-Dec-1996 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 273-2121.
15-Dec-1996 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 273-2121.
08-Dec-1996 Hugh Blumenfeld
It is the second time around for this fascinating, and increasingly infamous, contemporary-acoustic musician. A fine end to our 30th fall.
01-Dec-1996 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 273-2121.
November 1996 24-Nov-96 Eddy Lawrence Eddy is a very funny man with one of the most unusual points of view of any singer-songwriter you've ever heard.
17-Nov-96 Janne Henshaw It's taken a long time to get this show to happen, and it'll be well worth the wait. Janne writes with a country twang, and she writes songs that you can really believe.
10-Nov-96 Cormac McCarthy Of all the folksingers and songwriters we've had on Bound for Glory in recent years, few have generated as much interest as this fellow from New Hampshire, who writes about the fading towns of New England in a way that tells you, Yes, he's been there.
03-Nov-96 Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters This trio is not quite a bluegrass band. But they can pick and sing with the best of them, and Amy's collection of songs from all over can't be beat.
October 1996 27-Oct-96 Skip Gorman Skip Gorman is a cowboy singer, a rare treat in this current age. His repertoire consists mainly of traditional American songs of the Wide Open Spaces. And he's a super traditional fiddler as well.
20-Oct-96 Michael Jerling Welcome back Michael Jerling, a wonderful storyteller whose poignant lyrics and bluesy, occasionally jazzy melodies have made him well known to Bound for Glory listeners for many years.
13-Oct-1996 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 273-2121.
06-Oct-96 Small Potatoes It's the second time around on WVBR's Bound for Glory for this outstanding, eclectic Illinois-based duo. Come enjoy their close harmonies and their hot licks, but you probably can't fit them into a category.
September 1996 29-Sep-96 Pete Nelson What, you haven't heard Pete Nelson? Well, neither have we, except on CD, which is most fine. Pete Nelson is taking the contemporary singer-songwriter world by storm with his powerful songs and skewed perspective. This should be a very exciting Bound for Glory evening.
22-Sep-96 John Danaher and Acoustic Merge Featuring the return of Doug Robinson. The area's music scene has been graced with the arrival of an outstanding contemporary acoustic songwriter and folksinger, John Danaher. His band is very fine, and has included Doug Robinson, who will be making a brief return to Ithaca that includes this show.
15-Sep-96 Pint and Dale Will Pint and Felicia Dale hail from Seattle. Their specialty is songs of the sea. Their style is contemporary. A fascinating mix. A long awaited Bound for Glory debut.
08-Sep-96 Mike Agranoff Mike is a folksinger. That is, he gathers songs old and new, serious and humorous, and puts his own imprint upon them. And then he writes recitations... the Ballad of Jake and 10-ton Molly... the Sandman.
01-Sep-96 Jeff Wilkinson WVBR's Bound for Glory kicks off its 30th season with ornery songwriter and storyteller Jeff Wilkinson, whose view of the world is not only powerful, but sometimes quite funny as well. Join us as we make a big deal of the 30th season of North America's longest-running live folk concert broadcast.

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