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Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 8:00pm to 11:00pm

Anabel Taylor Hall
Anabel Taylor Hall, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Phil Shapiro, host of WVBR's Bound for Glory since its inception in 1967, announces the Fall schedule, the start of the 53rd year of this Central New York musical tradition.  Yes, it’s still happening. 

WVBR's Bound for Glory, North America's longest running live folk concert broadcast, broadcasts live from the Alternatives Library, 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 at  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

Find out about upcoming Bound for Glory shows, and about how you can help, through the Friends of Bound for Glory, by looking up, or on the Web.  Everyone can listen to Bound for Glory on line.  The websites tell you how.


SEPT. 1       The FLYWHEELS.  What an excellent string band!  The Flywheels are an old timey band.  Except when they’re not.  The Flywheels are a traditional bluegrass band.  Except when they’re not.  There are four of them, and they find traditional music of several varieties, and they know how to play it and sing it..


SEPT. 8       HEATHER PIERSON ACOUSTIC TRIO.  What a fine show!!!  Heather and her band play all kinds of music, and have a great time doing it.  And we’ll have a great time being part of it.  They’ve been here before, and every time they do a show we want them to keep going.


SEPT. 15     JOHN O’CONNOR AND HIS FELLOW TRAVELERS.  John O’Connor comes back to Bound for Glory, and this time he comes with a full band.  He’s a top songwriter, and this time his politics are showing.  No surprise there.  John disappeared for, oh, 25 years or so.  When he reappeared, he was just fine.  Find him on facebook,


SEPT. 22     SCOTT COOK.  Scott Cook comes to us from Alberta, Canada.  He writes about all of our adventures and mis-adventures, finding a way to talk about nearly everything in our lives.  And he brings us some traditional songs, too.

You’ll enjoy his surprising ways of looking at all of us.


SEPT. 29      HUGH O’DOHERTY.  Hugh is a really neat songwriter.  He tells stories about real people and their lives.  He’s full of good humor and will make you smile.  Just a moment later, he’ll make you think.  We’re pleased to have him back on Bound for Glory once again.


OCT. 6         AMY GALLATIN AND STILLWATERS.  Are they a bluegrass band?  Folk?  Country?  They certainly play all sorts of songs, old and young. On instruments that stand out. And they sing as well.  They’re tight and right.  And we’re more than pleased to welcome them back on Bound for Glory.  Make sure you come too.


On OCTOBER 13, Bound for Glory will be Albums from the Studios, as Cornell takes Fall Break, and we’re following the Cornell calendar. Give Phil a call at 607-273-2121.  There will be seven more live shows in the late Fall, starting OCTOBER 20, including visits from BILL STAINES, MARA LEVINE AND GATHERING TIME, JOY BENNETT AND CHRIS KOLDEWEY, LARRY KAPLAN, ARISE AND GO, and the NEW CUT ROAD STRING BAND..  Details to follow.


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