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.

On the show this week, I feature the debut release from the duo Jenn Rawling and Basho Parks, as well as the historical songs from Tom Irwin’s latest album. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Kath Buckell, Scott Cook and the Doc Marshalls, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- August 25

Aug 24, 2012

On the show this week, I feature the gentle and true music from Adler and Hearne, as well as the deceptively deep songs of Cary Cooper. I’ll also play songs from new albums by Tommy Womack, Andra Suchy, and the Atomic Duo, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- August 18

Aug 20, 2012

On the show this week, I feature the newest release from the Irish singer Mary Black, and the traditional music release from Katie Hoffman. I’ll also play songs from new albums by February Sky, the Green Children, and Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- August 4

Aug 6, 2012

On the show this week, I feature the Kerrville New Folk finalist Ernest Troost, and the return of the talented Barbara Kessler. I’ll also play songs from new albums by the Waymores, Anais Mitchell, and Mercedes Mill, to name a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- July 28

Jul 27, 2012

On the show this week, I feature the character-driven songs of Drew Nelson, and the relatable songs of Chris Trapper. I’ll also play songs from Sugar Bayou, Dennis Warner, and Robert Linton, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- July 21

Jul 20, 2012

On the show this week, I feature the new collection of transcendent songs from Richard Shindell, and the latest traditional music release from the Carolina Chocolate Drops. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Cindy Novelo. Bruce Piephoff, and Emma’s Revolution, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- July 14

Jul 13, 2012

On the show this week, I feature the new collaboration from Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin, as well as the latest from the talented instrumentalist Jamie Bartschi. I’ll also play songs from new discs by Sharon Goldman, The Pines, and Honor Finnegan, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- July 7

Jul 6, 2012

On the show this week, I feature the vibrant harmonies of The Refugees, and the clever songwriting of Emily Hurd. I’ll also play songs from new discs by Ashley Robertson, Jimmy Wahlsteen, and the Franklin Brothers, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- June 30

Jun 29, 2012

On the show this week, I feature the story-songs from the James Low Western Front, and the new live album from fingerstyle guitarist Richard Gilewitz. I’ll also play tracks from new releases by Beth Cahill, Chatham Street, and the Sultans of String, among other talented artists. Tune in this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- June 23

Jun 22, 2012

 On the show this week I feature the latest album from the fabulous songwriter Darrell Scott, and the triumphant new release from Gretchen Peters. I’ll also play songs from new discs by Crabtree and Mills, Trevor Gordon Hall, and Ally MacLeod, among other talented artists. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- June 16

Jun 18, 2012

 

On the show this week, I feature the haunting new album from Kathleen Edwards, and the vocally strong album from the Angel Band. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Steve Wacker, The Wood Brothers, and Keith Poppin, to name just a few. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- June 9

Jun 8, 2012

 Get ready for an evening of new bluegrass music this week, as I feature the world-class instrumentalists Brad and Ken Kolodner, and the new album from Steve Spurgin. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Laurie Lewis, Bearfoot, and Jackstraw, among other talented artists. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- June 2

Jun 1, 2012

On the show this week I feature the harmonious music of Bev Barnett and Greg Newlon, and the new image-based lyrical songs of Heather Styka. I’ll also play songs from new albums by Bill Andrews, Rebecca Zapen, and Billy Mitchell, to name a few. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- May 26

May 23, 2012

On the show this week, I feature the affecting debut album from the duo Driftwood Fire, and the poetic new release from Kyle Alden. I’ll also play songs from new discs by Katie Quick, Jon Brooks, and Jay Einhorn, among other talented artists. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- May 19

May 18, 2012

On the show this week, I feature harmony-driven new releases; first from the all female trio Red Molly, and then the Canadian trio Three Metre Day. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Kevin Danzig, Dale Watson and the Gourds, to name just a few. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- May 12

May 11, 2012

On the show this week, I feature the 12th album from the talented Indigo Girls, and the appreciation-themed new release from Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers. I’ll also play songs from new albums by Sophie Carpenter, Annie Crane, and Aaron White, among other talented artists. 

Fresh Folk - April 28

Apr 27, 2012

On the show this week, I feature the folk-bluegrass album from Rita Hosking, and the affecting new album from Vance Gilbert. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Greg Engle, Kate Campbell, and Jenny Bienemann, to name just a few. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk - April 21

Apr 20, 2012

On the show this week, I feature the best of release from Italian guitar master Beppe Gambetta, and the low key new album from David LaFleur. I’ll also play songs from new releases by David Ferrard, Paul Kelly, and the Jayhawks, among other talented artists. Join me this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk-April 14

Apr 13, 2012

It’s a night of blues this week, with featured new albums from Elly Wininger and Paul Geremia. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Stuart Michael Burns, David Olney, and the Biscuit Kings, to name just a few. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk - April 7

Apr 6, 2012

On the show this week, I feature the latest album from the Moab-based singer/songwriter Cosy Sherdan, as well as new music from the Canadian group calling themselves the Deep Dark Woods. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Matt Borrello, Peppino D’Agostino, and Paul Sachs, among other talented artists. Join me and listen in this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk - March 31

Mar 30, 2012

On the show this week, I feature the honest songwriting on Meg Braun’s new album, and the new release of Woody Guthrie songs done by John McCutcheon. I’ll also play songs from Freebo, Wing and Hollow, and the Blue Sundays, to name just a few. Tune in this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk - March 24

Mar 23, 2012

On the show this week, I feature the innovative sounds from the 23 String Band, and the old-time music of Pharis and Jason Romero. I’ll also play songs from new albums by Whitehorse, Connie Smith, and Ry Cooder, to name just a few. Tune in and listen for yourself, this Saturday at 8pm, to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk - March 17

Mar 17, 2012

On the show this week, you’ll hear the fabulous guitar work on Pat Donohue’s latest release, as well as accomplished storytelling on Ruth Hill’s new album. I’ll also play songs from new discs by Carol Williams, Ray Bonneville, and Guthrie Thomas, among other talented artists. Join me and listen in, this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk - March 10

Mar 9, 2012

On the show this week, I feature the Nordic urban bluegrass sounds of the Downtown Ramblers, and the down-to-earth music of Dehlia Low. I’ll also play songs from new albums by Ricky Skaggs, Blue Highway, and Spring Creek, to name just a few. Tune in this Saturday at 8pm, to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk - March 3

Feb 29, 2012

On the show this week, I feature  the new album from Canadian songstress Catherine MacLellan, and the new release from the mesmerizing Pieta Brown. I’ll also play songs from new discs by Hat Check Girl, Carol Williams and Mark Minelli, among other talented artists. Join me, this Saturday at 8pm, for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

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