WVBR’S BOUND FOR GLORY, 42nd YEAR, SPRING 2009
WVBR’s Bound for Glory, North America’s longest running live folk concert broadcast, broadcasts live from the Cafe at Anabel Taylor Hall at Cornell on Sunday nights. Bound for Glory brings central New York another series of free folk concerts, on WVBR-FM, 93.5 and 105.5, and streaming on line at
. We promise some excellent acoustic music, presented by long-time host Phil Shapiro.
The show runs Sunday nights from 8 to 11, with live sets at 8:30, 9:30, and 10:30. All three sets are different. Come to as many sets as you wish. Admission in the live audience at Anabel Taylor is free and is open to everyone in the area. Kids are always welcome. Refreshments are available. For further information, call Phil Shapiro at 607-844-4535, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out about upcoming Bound for Glory shows, and about how you can help, by joining the Friends of Bound for Glory. Look up
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MAR. 29 GARNET ROGERS. Garnet Rogers, in from Ontario, is, plain and simply, one of the best performers on the folk scene today. He’s a fine songwriter, a magnificent singer, and an extraordinarily imaginative guitarist. He’s a great yarn spinner and a very funny man. And a past winner of the Best of Bound for Glory award.
APR. 5 DANA AND SUSAN ROBINSON. Dana and Susan start with the American folk tradition and see where it takes them. Old songs and new, good humor, new songs that really get to the heart of every subject.
Old tunes that make your feet tap. A quirky and delightful evening from Bound for Glory favorites.
APR. 12 The DIAMONDBACK RATTLERS. Bluegrass with many a twist. This most excellent bluegrass band can sail right into a bluegrass standard or a breakdown, but they also turn bluegrass inside out with great good humor, and songs that you’d never expect. An evening of stories and smiles all ’round. Welcome them back.
APR. 19 DENNIS STROUGHMATT AND ESPRIT CREOLE. The music of Upper Louisiana. That’s right, the music of the French settlements of Missouri and the Illinois country, sung in French. Music most of us didn’t know existed. Dennis Stroughmatt is a superb fiddler, with an excellent band. A show that’s clearly different from any other.
APR. 26 JACK WILLIAMS. Jack Williams has appeared on Bound for Glory just once before, almost exactly a year ago. And he immediately won the Best of Bound for Glory award. This bluesy singer- songwriter is a knockout guitarist and singer. He comes to us from Arkansas.
MAY 3 DAVID FRANCEY. Welcome back this Scotsman, living in Canada.
David Francey is a singer-songwriter whose music is deeply rooted in the folk tradition. He tells stories in his songs, Canadian stories, American stories, very human stories. And sometimes he’s incredibly funny. A delight. And a wonderful way to end a wonderful Spring.
From May 10 through June 14, Bound for Glory will be Albums from the Studios. Give Phil a call at 607-273-2121. Next Live Bound for Glory folk concert broadcast? June 21. There are six live Bound for Glory shows in the summer. We will welcome, among others, ERIC TAYLOR and JENI AND BILLY.
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