ITHACA NY — Yes, there are six live Bound for Glory broadcasts this and every summer. Phil Shapiro, host of WVBR’s Bound for Glory since its inception in 1967, announces the Summer portion of the 44th 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, 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 the Cafe at Anabel Taylor Hall, 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 at email@example.com.
Find out about upcoming Bound for Glory shows, and about how you can help, through the Friends of Bound for Glory, by looking up http://wvbr.com on the Web. Everyone can listen to Bound for Glory on line. The website tells you how.
JUNE 26 ROD MacDONALD. Rod MacDonald is a long time Bound for Glory favorite. He’s a social commentator with a sense of humor, but that humor’s got a bite to it. He’s a storyteller in songs, and he’s a strong, and fun, performer. He comes to us from Florida these days. Welcome him back. http://rodmacdonald.net
JULY 3 ANDREW CALHOUN. Andrew Calhoun is a powerful songsmith, a quiet and sly performer, and a fine traditional singer as well. He’s been researching the old American folk songs, and putting them back together the way they once were. He’s fascinating and unpredictable. In from Illinois. http://andrewcalhoun.com
JULY 10 NORTH WATER. The duo North Water plays pre-bluegrass, early bluegrass, and old country songs. They come down from the North Country, and they’ll probably bring some friends with them. Good harmonies, and harmonica, too. Full of surprises.
JULY 17 MAC BENFORD. Mac Benford is one of America’s foremost clawhammer banjo players, and a fine, if quirky, singer of really old Appalachian songs. He radiates magic and good humor. At this stage we don’t know if he’ll be solo or with friends. He’s a musical treasure, and he doesn’t live very far away. Welcome him back. http://macbenford.com .
JULY 24 PETER SIEGEL. Peter Siegel calls what he does Radical Roots Music. He’s a social commentator. And a singer of old songs, folk, pop, and jazz. He’s a bundle of energy, who puts songs together in unusual combinations, and really gets the audience involved. Much fun. http://petersiegel.com
JULY 31 FRANKIE ARMSTRONG. We end our summer season, and our 44th year, with glorious British singer Frankie Armstrong. For forty five years she has been performing the old British ballads, and newer songs that fit with them. She’s still got a big voice, and the ability to reach out to the audience, making these old stories live again. A wonderful show. http://frankiearmstrong.com .
From AUGUST 7th through the 21st, Bound for Glory will be Albums from the Studios, as Cornell resumes its Summer Break, and the Cafe at Anabel Taylor is closed. Give Phil a call at 607-273-2121. The 45th year of WVBR’s Bound for Glory starts on August 28th.