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Great folk music, from the classics of days gone by to new artists reinvigorating the genre. Join us for great music, in-studio performances, interviews and your requests.

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Tuesday, July 17

>>>Dark Star Orchestra at Tupelo Hall ~ White River Junction, VT. ~ 8pm ~ 802-698-8341

Wednesday, July 18

>>>Peter Yarrow, Prescott Park, Portsmouth

>>> Bradford Bog People  at the Strafford, VT Summer Concert Series ~  UU Church ~ South Strafford, VT. ~ 7:30 PM

Thursday, July 19-Sunday July 22;

Sarah Lee and Johnny join Kate at the NHPR studio. Their next tour stop will be at the Rockingham Meetinghouse in Rockingham, Vermont on Sunday, July 22. Get the details.

Folk Calendar 7.8.12

Jul 8, 2012

Tuesday, July 10

>>>Banjo Dan and the Midnight Plowboys at the Meetinghouse Park ~ Hampstead, NH

July 12, 13, 14 & 15, 2012

>>>Basin Bluegrass Festival; Brandon, Vermont

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Birds And Ships/ Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer/ Postcards/ Community Music Inc.

Pastures Of Plenty/ John McCutcheon/ This Land: Woody Guthrie's America/ Appalsongs

The Lightkeeper/ Makem and Spain Brothers/ Up the Stairs/ Redbiddy

Worried Man Blues/ Woody Guthrie/ My Dusty Road/ Rounder

A Jug of Punch/ The Clancy Legacy/ The Clancy Legacy/ Clancy Legacy

Nine Hundred Miles/ Woody Guthrie/ My Dusty Road/ Rounder

Song To Woody/ Bob Dylan/ No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7) / Columbia

Folk Calendar 7.1.12

Jul 1, 2012

Tuesday, July 3

>>>Newfound Road (Bluegrass) at the Realto ~ Lancaster, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-246-8998,

Wednesday, July 4

>>>Jim Prendergast & Ellen Carlson at the Lamprey River Tavern ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 6pm

Thursday, July 5


Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

The Creek's Gonna Rise/ Nerissa & Katryna Nields/ The Full Catastrophe/ Mercy House Music and Books

Fire/ Dietrich Strause/ Laborsongs & Barkingdogs/ Dietrich Strause

Cold Missouri Waters/ Cry Cry Cry/ Cry Cry Cry/ Razor and Tie

Rain and Snow/ Chris Thile & Michael Daves/ Sleep With One Eye Open/ Nonesuch

Young but Daily Growing/ Jeff Warner/ Long Time Travelling/ Wildgoose

Pallet on the Floor/ Holly Near/ And Still We Sing: The Outspoken Collection / Calico Tracks

Kate McNally hosts Lucy Kaplansky in a live performance at the Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction, VT on June 22. A broadcast of the event can be heard on July 1.

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Folk Calendar 6.24.12

Jun 24, 2012

Wednesday, June 27

>>>Shawn Colvin;Prescott Park, Portsmouth; 7 p.m;

>>>Mark Erelli@ M&D Productions, 1857 White Mtn. Highway, North Conway, NH; 662-7591

 Thursday, June 28

>>>David Surrette and Susie Burke, Gundalow Music Sail,

 Friday, June 29

>>>Sweet, Hot & Sassy w/ Swing a Cat ~ at the Capitol Center for the Arts ~ Concord, NH ~ 7pm ~


Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Ode To A Broken Heart/ Once/ Row Upon Row of the People They Know/ Borealis

Skippin' in the Mississippi Dew/ John Hartford/ Mark Twang/ Flying Fish

Gentle Arms Of Eden/ Priscilla Herdman/ The Road Home/ Redwing Music

I'm Gonna Sleep with One Eye Open/ Jim Rooney, Artie Traum, BIll Keith, Roly Salley, Larry Packer, Joe Schick, George James, and Pat Alger/ Woodstock Mountains: More Music from Mud Acres/ Rounder Records

Peter Heywood /

Jeff Warner joins Folk Show host Kate McNally at NHPR to discuss his latest album, Long Time Travelling.

Abby Roche / NHPR

David Bromberg and his band joins Kate McNally for an in-studio performance.


Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Rhubarb Trees/ Anne Hills And David Roth/ Rhubarb Trees/ Wind River

Smuggler's Notch/ Banjo Dan/ Mystery and Memories/ Vermont Songbag

I'm Not That Girl/ Susie Burke And David Surette/ When The Small Birds Sweetly Sing/ Madrina Music

What If No One's Watching/ Ani DiFranco/ Imperfectly/ Righteous Babe

Four Walls/ Willie Nelson/ Just One Love/ Justice Records

Not Cause I Wanted To/ Bonnie Raitt/ Slipstream/ Red Wing Records

Folk Calendar 6.17.12

Jun 17, 2012

Wednesday, June 20

>>>Willie Nelson at the Capitol Center for the Arts ~ Concord, NH  ~ 7:30pm ~

>>>Ani Difranco at Prescott Park, Portsmouth; 7 p.m:


Friday, June 22


Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Weatherman/ The Crunchy Western Boys/ Rumorville/ Crunchy Western Boys

Gulf Coast Highway/ Red Molly/ James/ Red Molly

Jump Before The Trainwreck/ Bow Thayer/ Shooting Arrows at the Moon/ Thunder Ridge Records

Camelot motel/ Mary  Gauthier/ Signature Sounds 10th anniversary/ Signature Sounds

Cowgirl In The Sand/ Barnstar!/ C'mon!/ Barnstar!

Freight Train/ Fred Eaglesmith & The Flying Squirrels/ Ralph's Last Show: Live In Santa Cruz/ Signature Sounds

Folk Calendar 6.3.12

Jun 3, 2012

Roots on the River Festival

Thursday, June 7, 2012

New and regional artists showcase @ 33 Bridge Street; doors 7pm; showtime 7:30pm:

Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards,Bow Thayer and Perfect Train Wreck
Waylon Speed

Friday, June 8, 2012; Open air shows in the Square, Downtown Bellows Falls:

Michael Hertz, Tall HeightsT,he Break Maids - on Popolo's deck
Dan Weber

Open air shows at the Bellows Falls Farmers' Market

A mountain-born treasure of American folk music, Doc Watson, died Tuesday in North Carolina at age 89.

His manager said in a statement that Watson died at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, after abdominal surgery last week.

Watson was born in Deep Gap, N.C., in the Blue Ridge Mountains, in a three-room house he shared with eight brothers and sisters. He revolutionized not just how people play guitar but the way people around the world think about mountain music.

courtesy of <a href="">Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys</a>

Kate McNally hosts Banjo Dan and the Midnight Plowboys in a live performance at the Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction, VT.

Wednesday, May 23

>>>Jim Hurst at the Loring -Greenough House ~ Jamaica Plain, MA ~ 8pm ~

Thursday, May 24

>>>Jim Hurst at the Real School of Music ~ Burlington, MA ~ 7pm ~


Friday, May 25

>>>Pousette-Dart Band at the Tupelo ~ Londonderry, NH ~ 8pm ~  603-437-5100

Folk Calendar 5.13.12

May 18, 2012

Monday, May 14

>>>Raz de Maree at St. Kierans Center for the Arts ~ Berlin, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-752-1028


Tuesday, May 15

>>>Raz de Maree at The Tillotson Center ~ Colebrook, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-246-8998

>>>Kyle Carey House Concert, Brattleboro, Vt. 7 p.m.

Playlist 5.13.12

May 18, 2012


Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Bless Me Mother/ Ana Egge/ River Under the Road/ Lazy Sob

Mama Tried/ The Seldom Scene/ Scenecronized/ Sugar Hill

These Days/ Jackson Browne and David Lindley/ Love Is Strange/ Inside Recordings

Main StreetBlues/ Mary Flower/ Bywater Dance/ Yellow Dog Records

Thank You Mom/ The Bagboys/ Sensible Music For Troubled Times/ The Orchard

Candles In The Rain (Childless Mothers)/ Darrell Scott/ A Crooked Road/ Full Lights

Mom's Jig/ Natalie MacMaster/ In My Hands/ Rounder

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Wednesday, April 25

>>>April Verch at the Skye Theater ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm

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Thursday, April 26


>>>John Gorka at the Flying Goose Pub ~ New London, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-526-6899


Friday, April 27


Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Hard Times/ Gillian Welch/ The Harrow and the Harvest/ Acony Records

Birmingham Steel/ Nancy Griffith/ Intersection/ Hell No Records

Embryonic Journey/ Leo Kottke/ Anthology/ Rhino

Eight Miles High / Leo Kottke/ Anthology/ Rhino

Drivin' Wheel/ Tom Rush/ New Year/ DHS

Little Trout Stream/ Tom Pirozzoli/ Fish Stories and a Lullabye/ Noumenon Music

1952 Vincent Black Lightning/ High Range/ Around One Mic/ Rural Root Records

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Kate McNally hosts Cheryl Wheeler in a live performance at the Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction, VT.


Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Moonlight Midnight/ Peter Rowan And Tony Rice/ Quartet/ Rounder

The Book I'm Not Reading/ Patty Larkin/ À Gogo/ Vanguard

Acony Bell/ Gillian Welch/ Revival/ Acony Record

The Titanic/ Beppe Gambetta/ Dan Crary/ Don Ross/ Tony McManus Live: Men Of Steel - The Art Of The Steel-String Guitar/ Thunderation

The River That Flows Both Ways/ Pete Seeger/ Tomorrow's Children/ Appleseed

Blackbird/ McCaslin, Mary/ Things We Said Today/ Philo

If It Were Up To Me/ Cheryl Wheeler/ Sylvia Hotel/ Philo


Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Dark Hollow/ David Bromberg Quartet/ Live New York City 1982/ Appleseed Records

Deep River Blues/ Doc Watson/ The Vanguard Years Sampler/ Vanguard

Ripple/ Grateful Dead/ American Beauty/ Rhino

Box of Rain/ Sloan Wainwright/ Sloan Wainwright/ Waterbug

Lydia/ Slaid Cleaves/ Broke Down/ Philo

Motherlode/ Dick Pinney/ Get Folked - Live at Charlotte's Web/ Mountain Railroad

Don't Let Me Come Home A Stranger/ Tim & Mollie O'Brien/ Away Out On The Mountain/ Sugar Hill

Don't forget to check out the New Hampshire Acoustic Music Association calendar at for a listing of jams and open mics!

We're on Facebook, too, at NHPR Folk!

Monday, April 9

>>>Meredith Kaye Clark at the Tupelo ~ White River Junction, VT ~ 802-698-8341

>>>Doc Rogers, Hole in the Fence Café; New London; 7 to 9 p.m.



Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

I Am a Wanderer/ Steve Earle/ I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive/ New West Records

The Rose of Allendale/ Harvey Reid &* Joyce Andersen/ The Great Sad River/ Woodpecker Records

Home Again (from foreign lands)/ Harvey Reid &* Joyce Andersen/ The Great Sad River/ Woodpecker Records

Weatherman/ The Crunchy Western Boys/ Rumorville/ Crunchy Western Boys

The Battle Of New Orleans/ Jimmie Driftwood/ Vanguard: Roots Of Folk/ Vanguard

Thursday, April 5

>>>David Surette at the Concord Community Music School Lunch Series ~ Concord, NH ~ Noon ~ 603-228-1196

>>>Crunchy Western Boys & Reckless Breakfast  at the Le3banon opera House ~ Lebanon, NH ~ 7pm ~


Friday, April 6


Folk Calendar 3.25.12

Mar 25, 2012

Thursday, March 29

>>>Los Lobos at the Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~ 207-935-7292


Friday, March 30

>>>The Sweetback Sisters at the Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~ 207-935-7292