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WVBR’S BOUND FOR GLORY, 42nd YEAR, WINTER 2009

Phil Shapiro, host of WVBR‘s Bound for Glory since its inception in 1967, announces the Winter schedule, continuing the 42nd year of this Central New York musical tradition.

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 in Ithaca, NY 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 http://wvbr.com. 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 pds10@cornell.edu.

Find out about upcoming Bound for Glory shows, and about how you can help, by joining the Friends of Bound for Glory. Look up http://wvbr.com on the Web.

JAN. 18 KEN KOLODNER AND FRIENDS. Ken Kolodner is one of America’s very best hammered dulcimer players and a fine fiddler as well. He makes his Bound for Glory debut, bringing along some fine musicians, some of whom you may know. We’ll have old timey tunes, beautiful waltzes, French Canadian tunes, and a whole lot more. Fun. Coming up from Baltimore.

JAN. 25 CLAUDIA SCHMIDT. For many years Claudia Schmidt was a mainstay of America’s singer-songwriter scene, a fine performer who makes a wonderful connection with her audiences. Then she retired, for about ten years, back to Michigan. Well, she came back on the circuit. Hooray. Let’s make her very welcome.

FEB. 1 JAMES GORDON. Please welcome back James Gordon to the Bound for Glory stage. Coming to us from Guelph, Ontario, James is one of Canada’s best exports, a fine writer who can be intense and poignant one moment, and the next moment incredibly funny. Many remember him from the band Tamarack.

FEB. 8 LONG JOHN AND THE TIGHTS. Old Timey mountain music at its best, music to get your toes tapping. Most of the members of Long John and the Tights are familiar to Bound for Glory audiences, because they live around Ithaca, but this is actually the first time that this particular band has played the show. Traditional music to warm up a Winter’s night.

FEB. 15 MUSTARD’S RETREAT. Mustard’s Retreat? I guess by now they’re old friends of Bound for Glory. They’re past winners of the Best of Bound for Glory award. A Mustard’s Retreat show is living room music that’s up on stage, and it feels really good. Contemporary folk, good humor, and some real sparkle. In from Michigan.

FEB. 22 JIM GAUDET AND THE RAILROAD BOYS. It’s been many years since Jim Gaudet appeared on Bound for Glory. He’s an Albany based singer songwriter who writes songs with interesting twists and turns. This time he’s got an excellent band with him. The Railroad Boys are at the intersection of folk and bluegrass, and they’re good.

MAR. 1 BOB WHITE AND KEVIN MAUL. This will be one of the most unusual shows of the year. Bob White is a traditionally oriented folksinger who was very influential back about thirty years ago… which was the last time he appeared on Bound for Glory. Kevin Maul is a hot dobro player, most famous for playing with Robin and Linda Williams. Let’s see what happens when they get together.

MAR. 8 T.B.A. We’ll let you know.

On MARCH 15 and 22, Bound for Glory will be Albums from the Studios.

Give Phil a call at 607-273-2121. Next Live Bound for Glory? MARCH 29. This Spring we’ll be welcoming GARNET ROGERS, DANA AND SUSAN ROBINSON, JOHN WORT HANNAM, DENNIS STROUGHMATT AND CREOLE STOMP, JACK WILLIAMS.

Submitted by WVBR’s BOUND FOR GLORY

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