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.

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34th Season (Summer)
Date Description
July 2001 29-Jul-2001 James Gordon
It'll be the second solo Bound for Glory for James Gordon, formerly of Tamarack. What a wonderful writer, and what a sparkling performer! James has a way of getting inside the characters he creates, making his songs feel both very real and very memorable. We are honored to have him back on Bound for Glory this summer.
22-Jul-2001 Kate McDonnell
It's been way, way too long since the last time Kate McDonnell appeared on Bound for Glory. Kate is a fine writer, and a glorious singer, who has finally settled in Albany after several years living far, far away, so it's now easy for her to come back to Bound for Glory. We certainly won't argue.
15-Jul-2001 Tamarack
Please welcome the new Tamarack, the current version of the wonderful Canadian trio. Alex Sinclair, Molly Kurvink, and Shelley Coopersmith bring you Canadian Routes music, the musical stories of Canada, old and new, with great harmonies and tremendous power. An evening worth remembering.
08-Jul-2001 Amy Fradon and her band
Amy Fradon It was just a year ago that we were all treated to a fantastic performance by Amy Fradon. She's a contemporary singer-songwriter, whose music has many hints of the music that has come before her. Her songs tell stories, all kinds of non-standard stories that will surprise and please her audience.
01-Jul-2001 Andrew McKnight
Andrew McKnight Been trying for years to work out a date for Andrew McKnight on Bound for Glory. He hails from the Shenandoah Valley, and his songs reflect that wonderful place. His performance is full of bright energy, and it will be a delight to have him on the show.
June 2001 24-Jun-2001 Dan Berggren
Dan Berggren What a fine way to start our summer season! Dan Berggren grew up in the Adirondacks. He is a gentle singer, traditionally flavored songwriter, and good humored storyteller who completely charms the audience every time he appears on WVBR's Bound for Glory. Please welcome him back.
17-Jun-2001 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-Jun-2001 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-Jun-2001 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.
34th Season (Spring)
Date Description
May 2001 27-May-2001 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-May-2001 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-May-2001 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-May-2001 Pierce Pettis
It's the last show of the Spring, and one of the best ever, as we welcome back Pierce Pettis, from Alabama, via every folk venue in North America. Pierce Pettis is one of the most powerful, charismatic singer-songwriters that you have ever heard, on any stage anywhere. And we're proud to end our season in such fine company.
April 2001 29-Apr-2001 Flapjack / Garrison Creek
Well, what does an old-timey band out of Canada sound like? Put a bunch of Toronto's best folk musicians on stage together, add some truly wild percussion, and you have a rollicking, sparkling evening, out of the folk tradition, with a twist.. We're delighted to have Garrison Creek back on Bound for Glory, and you will be too.
22-Apr-2001 Sparky Rucker
It's been many a year since Sparky Rucker graced the Bound for Glory stage. He's one of America's prime interpreters of the African-American folk tradition, with a story to go with every song. He makes people from the past jump alive into the present. What a grand troubadour!
15-Apr-2001 Denice Franke
Denice Franke is a very intense, powerful singer and songwriter, coming our way from Houston, Texas. You can hear a touch of the blues in her homemade songs, as she points directly at the core of what really happens in life. A much awaited Bound for Glory, and Ithaca, debut.
08-Apr-2001 Bill Staines
Many, many times, WVBR's Bound for Glory has had the privilege of hosting Bill Staines on a Sunday night. Bill remains one of the driving forces in North America's folk world today, writing marvelous songs that everyone loves to sing. So come sing on the choruses. It's always great fun, and good medicine for whatever ails you, when Bill Staines comes back to Bound for Glory.
01-Apr-2001 Small Potatoes
Small Potatoes Small Potatoes is an outstanding, highly eclectic duo from Illinois, who, just a few months ago, won the second annual Best of Bound for Glory award, having appeared on our 1000th live concert broadcast. Their musicianship is impeccable, and their smiles are infectious. It'll be an evening of pure magic.
March 2001 25-Mar-2001 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.
18-Mar-2001 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.
11-Mar-2001 Saul Broudy
Saul Broudy It'll be the second time around for Saul Broudy on Bound for Glory. He's a little bit older, and has a different attitude, from most of the Bound for Glory performers. You'll hear everything from Woody Guthrie to southern traditional to '50's rock 'n' roll. We're very glad to have him back on the show.
04-Mar-2001 Mark Rust
Mark Rust It's hard to believe it's been 2 1/2 years since Mark Rust last appeared on Bound for Glory. By March he should have a new album out. His songs and stories about his family, about life on the road, and about his years in Ithaca, are wonderful, and make him one of the most requested Bound for Glory performers.
February 2001 25-Feb-2001 Darryl Porpoise
Darryl Purpose When you list the best singer-songwriters around today, you have to include Darryl Purpose, yarn spinner and generally magic guy. Darryl's led an unusual life and you can really feel it in his songs and performance. His second visit to Bound for Glory.
18-Feb-2001 Connie Kaldor
Another debut from an outstanding Canadian artist. Connie Kaldor's been on the music scene for decades. Her music is contemporary, her sense of humor timeless, her energy legendary, her backup guy amazing. What a treat! Don't miss this show.
11-Feb-2001 Rod MacDonald
Rod MacDonald By now Rod MacDonald is an old friend of Bound for Glory. Nowadays he hails from Florida, so he gets to these parts less often. He's a songwriter of wry good humor and unusual social and political commentary. And sometimes he's just having a good time with his music. Always a special show.
04-Feb-2001 Noah Zacharin
Time for a Bound for Glory debut from a superb performer from Toronto. Noah Zacharin is an excellent songwriter, and he also has an interesting and unusual take on some of the old blues. Let's make him welcome on his first visit to Ithaca.
January 2001 28-Jan-2001 The Original Fat City String Band
It was about 30 years ago that Mac Benford, Walt Koken, and Bob Potts came to Ithaca, playing old timey music in a way that stood the folk world on its ear. Well, they're still doing it today, having revived the Original Fat City String Band and put out an album. Get your toes tapping.
21-Jan-2001 Cliff Eberhardt
Let's start the new season out in a superb way with Cliff Eberhardt, an outstanding performer, a super songwriter, a neat slide guitar player, and a very funny guy. This will be Cliff's second Bound for Glory appearance, and many of us haven't forgotten the first one.
14-Jan-2001 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.
07-Jan-2001 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.
34th Season (Fall)
Date Description
December 2000 31-Dec-2000 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.
24-Dec-2000 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.
17-Dec-2000 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-Dec-2000 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-Dec-2000 John Kirk & Trish Miller
John and Trish are long time Bound for Glory favorites, very welcome back after too long an absence. Fiddle, guitar, banjo, clogging (yes, we will mike the stage). John and Trish do everything from hot old time fiddling to contemporary songs, and all of it sparkles. A great way to end our season.
November 2000 26-Nov-2000 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.
19-Nov-2000 Don Cognoscenti
Welcome back one of America's top contemporary acoustic singer-songwriters. DonCon, as he calls himself in print and on line, is a wild and charming performer, with stories to tell, and songs full of vivid images.
12-Nov-2000 Sirens
This all-women's trio comes to us from Toronto, full of intense, welcoming energy. They bring us powerful vocals, and delightful, often simple songs. A very welcome Bound for Glory debut.
05-Nov-2000 The Lost Boys
Please welcome the Lost Boys to WVBR's Bound for Glory. The Lost Boys is a bluegrass trio from Syracuse, N.Y., featuring some of the best pickin' and singin' in this part of the world. Join us for a hot, high energy evening.
October 2000 29-Oct-2000 Cosy Sheridan
Cosy Sheridan is one of our Bound for Glory favorites, now hailing from Utah. She's alternately and very suddenly either hilarious or very serious. Sometimes she sounds like ragtime, at other times very contemporary. Then she'll sing an old song and we'll hang on every word. A very special evening.
22-Oct-2000 Tanglefoot
Tanglefoot Tanglefoot is a five piece band from way up in Northern Ontario. Their songs spring out of the folk tradition, their energy just crackles, and there's magic afoot. This is Tanglefoot's second Bound for Glory visit, sure to be one of the Fall's high points.
15-Oct-2000 Peter Keane
Peter Keane by Wendy Weeks Welcome back Peter Keane, from Austin, Texas, bluesy singer and guitarist. Peter writes his own, but in the styles of the acoustic blues guys of the old days, especially of Mississippi John Hurt. He's charming in a seemingly effortless way, just a delight on stage.
08-Oct-2000 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-Oct-2000 Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters
Amy Gallatin by Lynne Cook They're not quite bluegrass, though they feel like a bluegrass band. Amy Gallatin is a great singer, and she picks the best songs she can find, on the country side of folk music, and keeps together a band that's worthy of her. A wonderful, high energy show.
September 2000 24-Sep-2000 Trout Fishing in America
Trout Fishing in America This is the Bound for Glory debut, decades in the offing, of TFIA, one of the sparkling stars of the American folk world. They perform for adults and for kids with the same wild, improbable sense of humor. You don't think like these guys, and neither does anybody else. What great entertainers! Best seen live...
17-Sep-2000 Y'ALL
Y'ALL They used to call it Old Time Country Music for the 21st Century. I wonder what they call it now. Y'ALL is incredibly funny, with poignant songs in the tradition of country stars of the 30's and 40's, that really sneak up on you. So does the Lucky Green Dress. Y'ALL these days hails from Nashville.
10-Sep-2000 Dana Robinson
Though Dana Robinson has been on Bound for Glory within the year, as part of a delightful duo with Lui Collins, this is his first solo show in several years. Dana is one of the few contemporary songwriters who is deeply committed to the American southern folk tradition. And he has the chops on both guitar and fiddle to really make it work.
03-Sep-2000 Margo Hennebach and Mark Saunders
Margo Hennebach is a fine contemporary acoustic singer-songwriter, from Connecticut, who also occasionally shifts gears to sing an old Irish ballad. Her husband, Mark Saunders, is one outstanding guitarist. Spend Sunday night of Labor Day weekend with Bound for Glory.
August 2000 27-Aug-2000 Jack Hardy
Jack Hardy We start our 34th year with an old friend, Jack Hardy, singer and songwriter, man of wry humor and deep understanding, outstanding performer. Jack is one of the mainstays of the New York City folk scene, but his vision is ancient, contemporary, and timeless. A great start to a super fall.

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