Fresh Folk

Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.

Fresh Folk is a show of new releases in acoustic-based music, including folk, blues, bluegrass and celtic. The locally produced show, hosted by Blair Larsen, broadcasts every Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

Fresh Folk- July 12

Jul 12, 2014

  

  My show is ending next week, so it’s appropriate that this week I feature the blues, with new releases from the legendary Bobby Rush, and the powerhouse writer Deanna Bogart. I’ll also play songs from new discs by Liz Kennedy, Lucky Peterson, and Tommy Malone, among other talented artists. Join me and listen this Saturday at 8pm, for Fresh Folk, on Utah Public Radio.


Fresh Folk- July 5

Jul 5, 2014
Seldom Scene Photo by Christy Reid http://www.seldomscene.com/photos
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On the show this week, I feature the contemporary bluegrass of Missy Werner, and the traditional harmony driven music of the band Red June. I’ll also play songs from new releases by the Seldom Scene, Bradford Lee Folk, and The Howlin’ Brothers, to name just a few. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm, to Fresh Folk, on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- June 28

Jun 28, 2014
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On the show this week, I feature the second album from the harmonious couple Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison, and the new release from the skilled band True North. I’ll also play songs from new discs from Neale Eckstein, Joe Henry, and Lou DeAdder, among other talented artists. Join me this Saturday at 8pm, for Fresh Folk, on Utah Public Radio.


Fresh Folk- June 21

Jun 21, 2014
Joe Crookston playing guitar
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  On the show this week, I feature the new album from the masterful storyteller Joe Crookston, and the compelling songs from Lucy Billings’ new release. I’ll also play songs from new discs by Joseph Arthur, the Big Bright, and Ernest Troost, to name just a few. Tune in and listen, this Saturday at 8pm, to Fresh Folk, on Utah Public Radio.

 

Fresh Folk- June 14

Jun 14, 2014

  On the show this week, I feature the harmonious new collaboration between Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt, as well as the thoughtful songs on Bernice Lewis’ new album. I’ll also play tracks from new releases by Carrie Newcomer, Dan Pelletier, and Twin Forks, among other talented artists. Join me this Saturday at 8pm, for Fresh Folk, on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- May 31

May 31, 2014

  On the show this week I feature the affecting songwriting from Krista Detor, as well as Kate MacLeod’s new album entirely inspired by books (and recorded in a bookstore). I’ll also play songs from new releases by Jerry Joseph, Sara Jean Kelley, and Danny Shafer, among other talented artists. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio. 


Fresh Folk- May 24

May 24, 2014

It’s a night of bluegrass music on the show this week, as I feature the lively and talented band from coastal North Carolina, Molasses Creek, and the unique sound of the Infamous Stringdusters. I’ll also play tracks from new releases by Bryan Sutton, Mason Porter and Bennett Sullivan, to name just a few. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.


Fresh Folk- May 17

May 17, 2014

 On the show this week, I feature the new and tasty songs from Mitch Katz, as well as the harmony-driven sounds from the duo Byrd & Street. I’ll also play tunes from new releases by Bruce & Walker, Freda, and Ivor Game, among other talented artists. Join me and listen this Saturday, at 8pm, to Fresh Folk, on Utah Public Radio. 

Fresh Folk- April 26

Apr 26, 2014

On the show this week, I feature the tight harmony from the new band, The Amigos, and the latest from the 2-time Juno Award winner, Shari Ulrich. I’ll also play songs from new alums by C Daniel Boling, Katey Laurel, and Arthur Davenport, to name just a few. Tune in this Saturday, at 8pm, to Fresh Folk, on Utah Public Radio.


Fresh Folk- April 26

Apr 26, 2014

Hi, this is Blair Larsen, host of Fresh Folk. On the show this week, I feature the tight harmony from the new band, The Amigos, and the latest from the 2-time Juno Award winner, Shari Ulrich. I’ll also play songs from new alums by C Daniel Boling, Katey Laurel, and Arthur Davenport, to name just a few. Tune in this Saturday, at 8pm, to Fresh Folk, on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- April 19

Apr 19, 2014

On the show this week, I feature the lush harmonies of the new duo The Sea The Sea, and the honey voiced songs of Robby Hecht. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Justin Roth, We’re About 9, and the Waymores, among other talented artists. Join me this Saturday, at 8pm, for Fresh Folk, on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- April 5

Apr 5, 2014

  Hi, this is Blair Larsen, host of Fresh Folk. On the show this week, I feature the new orchestral recording from Mary Chapin Carpenter, and the emotional new album from Cosy Sheridan. I’ll also play tracks from new releases by Jennifer Evans, Jack Gates, and Dirk Powell, among other talented artists. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- March 29

Mar 29, 2014

Hi, this is Blair Larsen, host of Fresh Folk. Get ready for a night of new releases in blues this week, as I feature the very talented Brooks Williams, and the master Texas guitarist Steve Howell. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Lowell Levinger, Guy Davis, and Damon Fowler, to name just a few. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.


Fresh Folk- March 22

Mar 22, 2014

Today is an encore performance of Fresh Folk from April 19 2013. Click here for the program information including a list of songs played.

Fresh Folk- March 15

Mar 15, 2014

Hi, this is Blair Larsen, host of Fresh Folk. On the show this week, I feature the distinctive voice of Will Kimbrough, and the debut release from the 20 year old Parker Millsap. I’ll also play tracks from new albums by David Crosby, the John Butler Trio, and Patty Griffin, among other talented artists. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.


Fresh Folk- March 1

Mar 1, 2014

  On the show this week, I feature the haunting songs from Susan Cattaneo’s new release, and the 25th anniversary re-issue of Lucinda Williams’ self-titled album. I’ll also play songs from discs by Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen, The Hard Working Americans, and Adam Miller, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.


Fresh Folk- Feb 22

Feb 22, 2014

  Hi, this is Blair Larsen, host of Fresh Folk. On the show this week, I feature the lush harmonies of the Stray Birds, and the down-home songs from Irene Kelley. I’ll also play tracks from new albums by Robin and Linda Williams, Si Kahn, and Vi Wickam, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.


On the show this week, I feature the new collection honoring the songs of Gene MacLellan, and the 37th album from the always-thoughtful John McCutcheon. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Heather Pierson, John and Jacob, and Scott Regan, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.


Hi, this is Blair Larsen, host of Fresh Folk. On the show this week, I feature the new ultimate collection of Paul Simon songs, and the new album from the Seattle-based guitarist and songwriter Paul Benoit. I’ll also play tracks from new disks by Casey Weston, The Deep Dark Woods, and the Inside Llewyn Davis Soundtrack, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.


Willie nelson playing guitar
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On the show this week, I feature the new collection of songs for a full year of holidays from Debi Smith, and the new album of duets from Willie Nelson. I’ll also play songs from new discs by The Blind Boys of Alabama, Diana Jones and Thomas Hine, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm, for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.


Fresh Folk- January 18

Jan 17, 2014

On the show this week, I feature the insightful and potent songs on Disappear Fear’s new release, as well as the layered and smart songs from Vienna Teng. I’ll also play tracks from new albums by Johnny Flynn, Greg Trooper, and Carolann Solebello, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen, this Saturday at 8pm, to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio. 

Fresh Folk- January 11

Jan 10, 2014
Monocle band
THE MONOCLE BAND

On the show this week, I feature the debut release from the roots-driven Colorado band, Monocle Band, and the latest album from the young and talented Newgrass prodigy, Sarah Jarosz. I’ll also play songs from new albums by Patty Griffin, The Wood Brothers, and Jaime Michaels, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Fresh Folk- January 4

Jan 3, 2014
Meg Hutchinson
MEG HUTCHINSON

On the show this week, I feature the new live collection from the engaging Ellis, and the latest album from the introspective songwriter, Meg Hutchinson. I’ll also play tracks from new releases by Peter Cooper, Suzie Brown, and Lily & Madeleine, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

The Piano Guys
The Piano Guys

Get ready for a holiday themed show this week, as I spotlight new releases in seasonal songs. I’ll play old and new favorites from Catie Curtis, Elizabeth Mitchell, Jay Ungar, Michael Londra, and the Piano Guys, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.


It’s a night of bluegrass music this week, as I feature the expansive new album from the Steep Canyon Rangers, as well as the latest from the Boston band, The Deadly Gentlemen. I’ll also play songs from new discs by Ron Block, The Hounds of Finn, and Blue Mule, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio. 

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