Blair Larsen

Program Producer, Fresh Folk

Originally from Virginia, Blair has lived in Logan for 20 years. She has earned degrees in Environmental Science, Earth Science Education, and Geology. She has been involved in the folk music community for many years, producing local concerts for nearly 20 years, and hosting Fresh Folk for over a decade. Blair is an avid fan of both science and music, and attempts to indulge both sides of her brain every day. Blair and her husband share their home with 4 exceptional cats.

Fresh Folk- April 20

Apr 19, 2013

Get ready for a special fundraiser edition of Fresh Folk this week, as I feature the new album of William Blake’s poems set to music by Martha Redbone, and the new collection from Dana and Susan Robinson that showcases America’s musical heritage. I’ll also play songs from new albums by Ed Gerhard, New Folk Revival, and Red Rock Rondo, among other talented artists. Tune in (and show your support) this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- April 13

Apr 12, 2013

On the show this week, I feature the pairing of Pete Seeger and Lorre Wyatt, as well as the serene baritone of Bill Staines. I’ll also play tracks from new albums by Neptune’s Car, Lucy Kaplansky, and Pat Green, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- April 6

Apr 5, 2013

On the show this week, I feature the alt-bluegrass of the Coal Porters, and the harmony-driven sounds of The Stray Birds. I’ll also play tracks from new releases by Ricky Skaggs, The Foghorn Stringband, and the Abrams Brothers, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- March 30

Apr 1, 2013

On the show this week, I feature the character-driven songs of Ben Bedford, and the home-oriented tunes of Shawn Taylor. I’ll also play songs from new albums by The Time Jumpers, Robert Bobby, and the Sons of the Never Wrong, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- March 23

Mar 25, 2013

On the show this week, I feature an album of duets from Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson, and the new release from the evocative singer Iris DeMent. I’ll also play tunes from new discs by The Piano Guys, Paul Benoit, and Otter Creek, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.


Fresh Folk- March 16

Mar 15, 2013

On the show this week, I feature the debut release from the vocally powerful duo Burns and Kristy, as well as the charmingly old-timey songs from Roy Schneider. I’ll also play songs from new albums by the Twangtown Paramours, Dwight Yoakam and Malcolm Holcombe, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- March 9

Mar 8, 2013

On the show this week, I feature the harmony driven new album from the Burns Sisters, plus the soundtrack to the Oscar winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Sofia Talvik, Tom Bolton, and Alex Trugman, to name just a few. Join me this this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk, on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- March 2

Mar 1, 2013

Get ready for a night of Celtic music this week, as I feature the new album from James Keane, and the celebratory re-issue from the fiddler Ian Hardie. I’ll also play tunes from new releases by Cathy Jordan, the Langar’s Ball, and Fiona J Mackenzie, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk, on Utah Public Radio.

On the show this week, I feature the brave and personal new album from Mary Chapin Carpenter, and the Appalachia-tinged harmonies from the latest album by the Honey Dewdrops. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Gigi Love, Black Prairie, and Ben Sollee, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- February 9

Feb 11, 2013

On the show this week, I feature the new release from the enduring duo Robin and Linda Williams, as well as the new folk album from the bluegrass artist Steve Spurgin. I’ll also play songs from new discs by Erin Thomas, Dovetail, and Rich Osborn, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

On the show this week, I feature the new album of Red Dirt songs from Jimmy LaFave, and the new release from the refreshing band Bobtown. I’ll also play songs from new albums by Hardin Burns, Cris Cuddy, and Buskin and Batteau, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- January 19

Jan 22, 2013
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On the show this week, I feature the latest from the talented guitarist and songwriter Dana Hubbard, as well as the authentic tunes from Bethel Steele. I’ll also play songs from new discs by Amy England, Ben Arthur and Liz Mitchell, among other talented artists.

Fresh Folk- January 12

Jan 11, 2013

On the show this week, I feature the new album of Jackson Browne covers sung by his friend Penny Nichols, and the latest from the former jazz singer who is now a folksinger, Anna Dagmar. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Willie Nelson, Rachel Harrington and Don Ross, to name just a few. Join me Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- January 5

Jan 11, 2013

On the show this week, I feature the spacious harmonies of the Hard Road Trio, and the inspiring new tunes from Mumford and Sons. I’ll also play tracks from new albums by Marley’s Ghost, The Parlor Soldiers and Susan Toney, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

On the show this week, I feature the affecting songs of Rupert Wates, and the textured harmonies of the trio Coyote Grace. I’ll also play songs from new discs by Neal and Leandra, Jem Warren, and Kevin Brown, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

On the show this week, I feature new albums from the pairing of Rodney Crowell and Mary Karr, as well as the new collection from Hank Williams III. I’ll also play songs from new discs by George Mann, Robert Francis, and Joe Conley, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

On the show this week, I feature the latest album from the fingerstyle guitarist Austin Weyand, as well as the new collection of essential songs from Claudia Schmidt. I’ll also play songs from new albums by Ronny Cox, Ellen Cherry, and Al Rose, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

It’s a night of new releases in bluegrass music this week, with featured artists Bill Evans and the duo Madison Violet. I’ll also play songs from new albums by Richard D Henry, Leftover Salmon, and the Puddle Mountain Ramblers, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

On the show this week, I feature the personal songs of Natasha Borzilova, and the iconic songs of Annie Gallup. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Loretta Hagen, Brian Kallnec, and Grant Peeples, to name just a few.  

Fresh Folk- October 20

Oct 22, 2012

On the show this week, I feature new releases from powerful female singer-songwriters: Jennifer Drummey, and Antje Duvekot. I’ll also play tracks from new albums by Kate Campbell, Sarah McQuaid, and Mike + Ruthy, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- October 13

Oct 13, 2012

In honor of UPR’s pledge drive, I’m presenting a foot-stomping bluegrass show this week, with featured artists The Steel Wheels and the Evie Ladin Band. I’ll also play tunes from new releases by Blue Mule, Molasses Creek and Mariel Vandersteel, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio

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On the show this week, I feature the straightforward songs of Donna Adler, and the debut album from the California singer Jenai Huff. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Nanci Griffith, Paul Kelly, and Emily Pinkerton, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio. 

Hi, this is Blair Larsen, host of Fresh Folk. On the show this week, I feature the unexpectedly uplifting songs of Spark and Whisper, and the endearing characters in the songs of Dave Potts. I’ll also play tunes from new albums by Bob Andrews, Linda Newlin, and Blue O’Connell, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

On the show this week, I feature the inspiring songs of Lara Herscovitch, and the fierce and witty songs of Marian Call. I’ll also play songs from new albums by Greg Laswell, Nancy Beaudette and Trip McCool, to name just a few. 

It’s an night of new releases in Celtic music this week, as I feature the new album from the band Bua, and the collection celebrating 50 years of the Chieftans. I’ll also play songs from new albums by Paddy O’Brien, Alistair Ogilvy, and West of Eden, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm. 

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