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The Great American Folk Show

Sunday, February 7, 5pm CT
  • Hosted by Tom Brosseau

The Great American Folk Show is a little place on the radio where we commune with you to share stories, sing songs, and talk to some good people with great voices.

Sunday, March 7: In Episode 11, host Tom Brosseau is joined by musician Sarah Morrau; Musician Clinton Davis; Michael Patrick F. Smith, author of “The Good Hand”; Musicians Nina Ricci and her mother, Teresa; and singer-songwriter Quinn DeVeaux. Plus, Notes from the Badlands with Joe Wiegand.

The show is written, recorded, and hosted by folksinger and songwriter Tom Brosseau, announced by Joe Wiegand, produced by Prairie Public Broadcasting. Original instrumentation by Burkum Boys. Additional music by Sean Watkins. Special flyer design by DLT

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The Great American Folk Show is a little place on the radio where we commune with you to share stories, sing songs, and talk to some good people with great voices.

 

In Episode 10, host Tom Brosseau is joined by singer/songwriter Richard Buckner as he reads from his new book "Cuttings From the Tangle"; Singer/songwriter Isabella Rose; Playwright Kemp Powers; Writer Gianni Washington; and Atz Lee Kilcher of "Alaska: The Last Frontier." Plus, Tom will sing a duet with singer Kelly Hogan.

 

 


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The Great American Folk Show is a little place on the radio where we commune with you to share stories, sing songs, and talk to some good people with great voices.

Episode 9 features musicians Kyle Field of Little Wings, Raye Zaragoza, Herman Dune, Eliza Blue, and Elisa Flynn; Painter Mollie Douthit; and Joe Wiegand with Notes from the Badlands.

 

 

  

Photo courtesy of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota.

On September 25, 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited the University of North Dakota as part of a five-day tour across the United States.

The school's Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) was in charge of crowd control for the President's visit to campus, linking arms to create a barricade between President Kennedy and the thousands of spectators outside the UND Fieldhouse that day.

Jim Brosseau, an ROTC student of the time, shares his recounting of the event in this essay, read aloud by Glen Phillips.

This is an excerpt from The Great American Folk Show, Episode 8.

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The Great American Folk Show is a little place on the radio where we commune with you to share stories, sing songs, and talk to some good people with great voices.

Episode 8 features writer Gianni Washington; Musician Melissa Mary Ahern; Writers Julie Wolfson and Zoe Howell; a short story by Glen Phillips; Poet laureate of Charleston, South Carolina, Marcus Amaker; Cowboy poet and songster Andy Hedges; North Dakota associate poet laureate Bonnie Larson Staiger; and autoharp player Colin Haines.


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The Great American Folk Show is a little place on the radio where we commune with you to share stories, sing songs, and talk to some good people with great voices.

Episode 7 features musicians Grant-Lee Phillips, Tre Burt, Sebastian Steinberg, and Sofia Wolfson; and Hilary Saunders from No Depression magazine. 


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The Great American Folk Show is a little place on the radio where we commune with you to share stories, sing songs, and talk to some good people with great voices.

Episode Six features musicians Chuck Suchy, Suzanne Vallie, and Lisa Sanders; Poets Bridgette Bianca and Gino Sky; Folk artist Angelina Elise; and zine maker Jonas Cannon. 

 


The Great American Folk Show is a little place on the radio where we commune with you to share stories, sing songs, and talk to some good people with great voices.

Episode Five features visual artist, composer, and singer David Garza; Banjoist, singer, jean maker, and founding member of Old Crow Medicine Show Willie Watson; Toad the Wet Sprocket founding member Glen Phillips, and singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tomo Nakayama

Plus, we’ll visit with ND Associate Poet Laureate Bonnie Larson Staiger, and hear more Notes from the Badlands by Joe Wiegand.

 


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The Great American Folk Show is a little place on the radio where we commune with you to share stories, sing songs, and talk to some good people with great voices.

Episode Four features Bluegrass legend Peter Rowan, singer/songwriter Sunny War, and Toad the Wet Sprocket founding member Glen Phillips.

 

Plus, a visit with Mary Beth Orn and her daughter, Medora Burning Hills singer veteran Bethany Andrist, in Wimbledon, North Dakota at the Peggy Lee Museum.

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The Great American Folk Show is a little place on the radio where we commune with you to share stories, sing songs, and talk to some good people with great voices.

Episode Three features Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids, LA singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell, rising Baltimore Americana artist Letitia VanSant, Oscar-nominated actor John C. Reilly, and chef Andrea Baumgardner of Bernbaum's.

 


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The Great American Folk Show is a little place on the radio where we commune with you to share stories, sing songs, and talk to some good people with great voices.

Episode Two features actor, writer, and musician John Doe; Grammy Award-winning musicians Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins; NY Times best-selling author Daniel Levitin; North Dakota poet Madelyn Camrud; and writer and arts educator Julie Wolfson.

 


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