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.

32nd Season (Summer)
Date Description
August 1999 22-Aug-1999 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 607-273-2121.
15-Aug-1999 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 607-273-2121.
08-Aug-1999 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 607-273-2121.
01-Aug-1999 Broadside Electric
Broadside Electric This outstanding Philadelphia-based quartet takes traditional balladry and tunes and turns them on their ear in a style that resembles early Fairport Convention. It is very fitting that they're the first folk group to send us a CD-ROM. It is also a very fitting end to a fine summer schedule.
July 1999 25-Jul-1999 Mustard's Retreat
Mustard's Retreat At the end of summertime's big festival weekend, Bound for Glory welcomes back one of our favorite duos, the totally charming Mustard's Retreat. Mustard's Retreat is full of oddball stories, delightful tunes, and odd perspectives on life. We are pleased and excited to have them back on the show.
18-Jul-1999 Eric Garrison
Eric Garrison Eric makes his second Bound for Glory appearance. He's a singer-songwriter who is also a storyteller. He creates very real characters and situations in his songs, and he's a delightful performer as well. Please welcome him back.
11-Jul-1999 Saul Broudy
Saul Broudy We've been trying to get together with Saul Broudy for a Bound for Glory show for twenty years or so. Saul is from the ornery side of American folk music. You can hear echoes of Woody Guthrie and Utah Phillips in his music, but you can also hear Johnny Cash and Fats Domino!! An eclectic evening from someone who knows a strong song when he hears one.
04-Jul-1999 Don Conoscenti
Don Conoscenti is the perfect person to appear on Bound for Glory on the fourth of July. You'll understand that when you hear him. He is definitely included in the short list of the best contemporary acoustic singer-songwriters. Another first appearance on Bound for Glory.
June 1999 27-Jun-1999 David Olney
David Olney David Olney is a very powerful personality, writing songs that tell intense stories. His songs show his folk roots, but his topics vary from historical to very contemporary. With seven albums out on Rounder, he is nationally known, and very much worth a visit or a listen. A Bound for Glory debut.
32nd Season (Spring)
Date Description
20-Jun-1999 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 607-273-2121.
13-Jun-1999 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 607-273-2121.
06-Jun-1999 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 607-273-2121.
May 1999 30-May-1999 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 607-273-2121.
23-May-1999 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 607-273-2121.
16-May-1999 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 607-273-2121.
09-May-1999 The Diamondback Rattlers
We end our season as we began it, with Bluegrass. It's been years since we last had the Diamondback Rattlers on Bound For Glory. The Diamondbacks are a traditional bluegrass band with a lot of style and energy. They'll put a smile on everyone's face on Springtime's last show.
02-May-1999 Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen
Steve Gillette Cindy Mangsen Welcome back these Bound for Glory favorites. Cindy's orientation is traditional folk, Steve is a marvelous songwriter. Their music flows together in a way that few can match. It's an honor to have them back on Bound for Glory.
April 1999 25-April-1999 Grit Laskin
Grit Laskin Mainstay of the Toronto folk scene, and guitar builder extraordinaire, Grit Laskin is one of a kind. His songs vary from traditional ballads to wild parodies to serious political messages. A Bound for Glory debut not to be missed.
18-April-1999 Peter Keane
Peter Keane by Wendy Weeks Been trying to get this show to happen for several years now. Peter Keane is a wonderful finger-style guitarist, in a ragtime and bluesy vein, who takes this part of the folk tradition into the contemporary world in an exciting and colorful way. A lovely show.
11-April-1999 David Hamburger
David Hamburger Welcome back David Hamburger, the King of the Brooklyn Delta, master of the slide guitar and the dobro, jivey, bluesy, off the wall. What a treat to have him back on the show. David Hamburger, good time music man.
04-April-1999 Darryl Porpoise
Darryl Purpose Darryl Purpose is a storyteller who puts his stories into songs. He's one of the more unusual of the contemporary singer-songwriters, with a quirky take on life that makes his music a lot of fun. A fine Easter weekend on Bound for Glory.
March 1999 28-March-1999 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 607-273-2121.
21-March-1999 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 607-273-2121.
14-March-1999 Tanglefoot
Tanglefoot Tanglefoot is a five man band from way up North in Owen Sound, Ontario. Their powerful songs respect the folk tradition and reflect the Canadian experience. Everywhere they go, they are a knockout. Be sure not to miss them on Bound for Glory.
07-March-1999 Jack Hardy
Jack Hardy Jack Hardy, he of the incredibly dry sense of humor, brings his delightful, quirky, funny, powerful songs back to Bound for Glory after a several year absence. Jack Hardy, patriarch of the New York City singer-songwriter scene, brings much wisdom to his music. We're excited to have him back.
February 1999 28-February-1999 Garrison Creek
Garrison Creek Garrison Creek is a young Toronto-based band that plays traditional Canadian tunes for dancing and singing, with an outrageous percussion player who will knock your socks off. You've never heard traditional tunes that sound like this.
21-February-1999 Mac Benford, Walt Koken, Bob Potts
Old time music heaven. This is where the old timey revival started, and if you want to tap your toes to traditional American mountain music, you won't do better than to catch this show. These guys are the best, and they're all together on the same show at the same time.
14-February-1999 Sadie Greensales Ragtime Jug Band
The name says it all. Timothy Walker and David Driskell play the old jug band tunes as if they're brand new. David plays a whole trunkload of instruments, including the entire hardware orchestra, and, memorably, two clarinets at once. Whew. As lively as it gets.
07-February-1999 The Dady Brothers
Dady Brothers It's been way too many years. John and Joe Dady are folksingers in the best sense of the word, with a repertoire that's heavy on Irish tunes. They're talented multi-instrumentalists, and remarkable, outgoing performers. And they're celebrating a new album, too. A great way to spend a winter evening.
January 1999 31-January-1999 Michael Jerling
Michael Jerling Welcome back this outstanding bluesy songwriter. Michael has a wry view of the human condition. He's got so many albums to his credit that he has just issued a retrospective, "Early Jerling". Plus, the infamous Tony Markelis should be along on bass. Not to be missed.
24-January-1999 Cornerstone
Dee Specker/Cornerstone Welcome the current incarnation of Cornerstone, Central New York's incredibly creative bluegrass band. Dee Specker is the lead vocalist, and she'll take you through everything from bluegrass standards to jazz to swing, to places that you didn't expect to go. What a fine way to start Bound for Glory live in 1999.
17-January-1999 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 607-273-2121.
10-January-1999 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 607-273-2121.
03-January-1999 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 607-273-2121.
32nd Season (Fall)
December 1998 27-December-1998 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 607-273-2121.
20-December-1998 Albums from the Studio
Phil's annual holiday show! Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 607-273-2121.
13-December-1998 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 607-273-2121.
06-December-1998 Watkins and the Rapiers
You've never heard anything like them. An irreverent, eclectic mix of acoustic music that's full of twists and surprises. Sort of like a modern day jugband, filtered through the 1990's, featuring accordian, bass, drums, guitar, harmonica, kazoo, mandolin, violin, washboard. Plus there's their Christmas repertoire.
November 1998 29-November-1998 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 607-273-2121.
22-November-1998 George Wilson and Kitchen Ceili
It's been a great long time since George Wilson graced the Bound for Glory stage. He'll be bringing some good friends, and playing some very danceable music. Perhaps he'll sit still long enough to grace us with an Uncle Dave Macon song or two. Gonna be a lot of fun.
15-November-1998 Rod MacDonald
Rod MacDonald Rod MacDonald has appeared on Bound for Glory a number of times over the decades, and is always worth the trip. Rod definitely has a political agenda, deftly presented with great good humor. He is a superb songwriter, and a wonderfully laid back performer. This show will be one of the high points.
08-November-1998 Small Potatoes
Small Potatoes This will be the third Bound for Glory appearance for this incredibly eclectic duo from Illinois. They play their instruments and sing with great style. Their harmonies are incredible. And the songs? Well, it's almost impossible to categorize Small Potatoes. But it sure works. They're very welcome back.
01-November-1998 Curtis and Loretta
Curtis and Loretta come to Bound for Glory from the Twin Cities. They are modern-day folksingers, choosing their songs with care, from all over, with a bit of a country edge to their music. They are completely unknown in these parts. Well, almost completely. Trust us.
October 1998 25-October-1998 Ellis Paul
Ellis Paul is one of the best known of America's contemporary acoustic singer-songwriters. Why, he even has caught the attention of MTV (!) Ellis remains a wonderful writer and performer, and it is a great treat to welcome him for the first time to WVBR's Bound for Glory. Be there.
18-October-1998 The Kennedys
Pete and Maura Kennedy return to Bound for Glory for another high intensity contemporary folk evening. Both of the Kennedys are superb, highly creative guitarists. Their sound inevitably reminds listeners of the chiming guitars of the Byrds, several eons back, but the songs and the humor are all their own. A super show.
11-October-1998 Albums from the Studio
Cornell is on break, so tune in to WVBR-FM/93.5,
and give Phil a call at 607-273-2121.
04-October-1998 Magpie
It's been several years. Please welcome back this outstanding folk duo from D.C. Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino are two of the closest harmony singers in the country. Their songs range from traditional political and labor songs, to old pop tunes from the 20's, to new homemade songs that are often gems. A very exciting, high energy Bound for Glory.
September 1998 27-September-1998 Pierce Campbell
It has been over twenty years since Pierce Campbell last appeared on WVBR's Bound for Glory. He's become a hot finger-style guitarist and fine songwriter, with several albums to his credit, and a delightful, wry sense of humor. We've been trying to get this show together for quite a while now. Come visit.
20-September-1998 Four Shillings Short
Four Shillings Short Welcome back this ecclectic Celtic act from Ireland and San Francisco. Four Shillings Short plays music on a great many traditional Celtic instruments, including the Celtic sitar (!). They're a lot of fun, with stories as well as songs to share.
13-September-1998 Sandy & Caroline Paton w/ Rick Fielding
Traditional folk heaven. Sandy and Caroline are the founders of Folk Legacy Records, and among America's most important preservers of the folk tradition. About once a decade they do Bound for Glory. Rick Fielding is a traditionally oriented Canadian songwriter, with an outstanding album on, yes, Folk Legacy Records. Come join in the choruses.
06-September-1998 Lisa Moscatiello
Some of you know Lisa Moscatiello as the fantastic singer who led the late, lamented band "The New Saint George". Her mix of her own songs with ancient British ballads will be both beautiful and moving. Lisa Moscatiello is a knockout. Please welcome her to Bound for Glory for the first time.
August 1998 30-August-1998 Y'ALL
Y'ALL What a start to Bound for Glory's 32nd year! Old Time Country Music for the 21st Century. Y'ALL puts a twist on the Old Time "Brothers' Act" that you aren't likely to forget. Incredibly funny. Their second Bound for Glory is their last one before they move on to Nashville this fall.

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