Phil Shapiro, host of WVBR's Bound for Glory since its inception in 1967, announces the Winter schedule, continuing the 43rd 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 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 http://wvbr.com on the Web.
JAN. 24  JOE CROOKSTON AND THE BLUEBIRD JAMBOREE, with Peter Glanville. Joe Crookston is one fine songwriter, and one magical performer. He's one of the best things to happen to the Ithaca music scene in recent years. His guitar playing is imaginative and flexible, his songs tell great stories, and he just sparkles. Don't miss this show. http://joecrookston.com
JAN.31   LEE KNIGHT. Please welcome traditional mountain music performer Lee Knight, up from the mountains. Which mountains, you ask? Well, nowadays he hails from Western North Carolina, but he grew up in the Adirondacks. Let's just call it mountain music. Banjos and dulcimers, stories and songs. Delightful. http://leeknightmusic.com
FEB. 7  TRAONACH (tray-knock). Welcome back Traonach, the Ithaca area's wonderful traditionally oriented Celtic band. They arose from the Ithaca Irish Session, and now they take their music all over the place. Fiddle and accordion, concertina and bouzouki and percussion. Lively tunes and excellent songs. http://www.myspace.com/traonach
FEB. 14  MUSTARD'S RETREAT. By now they're old friends of Bound for Glory, past winners of the Best of Bound for Glory award. Mustard's Retreat is living room music writ large. They're comfortable companions for an evening, good songwriters, humorists, yarn spinners. In from Michigan. http://mustardsretreat.com
FEB. 21  MARK ERELLI. It's been too many years. It'll be the second live Bound for Glory show for Mark Erelli, a contemporary acoustic singer songwriter with a knack for telling stories in his songs. He's an excellent writer whose songs have strength and power, and an excellent performer as well. http://markerelli.com
FEB. 28   JIM GAUDET AND THE RAILROAD BOYS. They look like a bluegrass band, and to some extent they sound like a bluegrass band. But Jim Gaudet is a fine and quirky songwriter, covering a lot of ground in his songs, and his band is a strong accompaniment, full of good energy. http://jimgaudet.com
MAR. 7   SEAMUS KENNEDY. Seamus Kennedy is a Bound for Glory favorite who has been on the show several times. He sings the music of his native Ireland... and a surprising amount of other stuff as well. He's both charismatic and very funny, and will grab and hold everyone's attention all evening long. Superb. http://www.mcnote.com/seamus
MAR. 14   BREAD AND BONES. Been trying for a while to set up a date with this talented and flexible Vermont-based trio. Homemade songs that feel like they are part of the folk tradition, and real traditional songs as well, performed with verve and excellent harmonies. http://bread and bones.com
On MARCH 21 and 28, Bound for Glory will be Albums from the Studios. Give Phil a call at 607-273-2121. Later on this Spring: PEARLS AND SWINE, JEFF DAVIS AND DAVE RUCH, DAN BERGGREN and more.--