WVBR'S BOUND FOR GLORY, 46th YEAR, FALL 2012 - Ithaca Night Life ( NightLife ), NY OnLine Publications Report
Bound for Glory 47 Year:  

Phil Shapiro, host of WVBRís Bound for Glory since its inception in 1967, announces the fall schedule, the start of the 47th year of this Central New York musical tradition.

WVBRís Bound for Glory, North Americaís 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. They 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, through the Friends of Bound for Glory, by looking up www.wvbr.com on the web. Everyone can listen to Bound for Glory online. The website tells you how.

On Sept. 8, itís John Gorka. John Gorka is one of the best and best known, of Americaís singer-songwriters. Heís sometimes serious, sometimes quite bitingly funny. Heís one of the best performers around. Itís been a couple of decades since last he appeared on Bound for Glory.

Letís welcome him back. Visit www.johngorka.com to learn more.

On Sept. 15, itís Rockwood Ferry. This remarkable band has taken the Ithaca music scene by surprise. This is their Bound for Glory debut. Mix some of the areaís finest Old Timey musicians with the very contemporary, fluid writing of Tenzin Chopak, and you will be amazed at the results. Visit www.rockwoodferry.com to learn more.

On Sept. 22, itís Kevin So. Itís been a long time since Kevin So was last on Bound for Glory. His writing is top notch, and he has certainly noticed that heís one of the few Asians on the American traveling music scene. Heís a fun performer, and heís very welcome back. Kevin So is from Nashville. Visit www.kevinso.com to learn more.

On Sept. 29, itís John Wort Hannam. Heís from Alberta, Canada, and his songs tell stories. Heíll pull you into the place where he comes from, and tells of the people heís met. Heís a wonderful singer, and a powerful personality. Heís been on Bound for Gloryís ďmust bookĒ list for several years, now. Visit www.johnworthannam.com to learn more.

On Oct. 6, itís Annie and the Heonists. A little pre-war jazz, a little folk and country. Annie and the Hedonists have a very distinctive, very happy sound. Please welcome four fine musicians, who have a lot of energy and style. They are from the Albany area.

Visit www.annieandthehedonists.com to learn more.

On Oct. 13, Bound for Glory will be Albums from the Studios, as Cornell takes Fall Break, and the Cafe at Anabel Taylor is closed. Give Phil a call at (607) 273-2121. There will be seven more live shows in the late fall, starting Oct. 20, including visits from Dana and Susan Robinson, Louise Mosrie, and Brooks Williams. Details to follow.

Further information about shows and guest performers can be found at www.wvbr.com or by contacting Phil Shapiro at 607-844-4535 or via e-mail at pds10@cornell.edu.