September 22, 2023

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Rebroadcast of Shapiro & Shore show on this week’s BFG

Like all public events, this season’s live concerts on WVBR’s Bound for Glory have had to be canceled, with longtime host Phil Shapiro hosting the show playing recorded music, or “albums from the studio.” Phil is mixing in recordings of past live concerts, and this Sunday night will feature a 2016 performance by Phil Shapiro and Carrie Shore.

This Sunday night from 8-11pm will feature a Bound for Glory show that includes album sets with an assortment of recorded music, and the three half-hour sets recorded live on January 31st, 2016. The live sets start at 8:30, 9:30, and 10:30.

Two musicians on a stage, one with a fiddle and one with a guitar

Carrie Shore and Phil Shapiro playing at a past Bound for Glory show. Photo provided.

Phil Shapiro is a folksinger and guitarist, and Carrie Shore is a fiddle player, and a fine singer and harmonizer. Together they offer an unusual and delightful program of American folk music, old and new. No, they’re not singer-songwriters. They’re not soft rock contemporary acoustic performers. No, they’re not grinding a political ax. Phil Shapiro & Carrie Shore are American folk musicians, and proud of it. Phil and Carrie choose fascinating, energetic songs from the last couple of hundred years of American traditional folk song, and add newer songs written squarely in the folk tradition.

Carrie has a super repertoire of fiddle tunes, good to dance to, perhaps to waltz to, that she skillfully interweaves between and within the songs. She¹s a classically trained violinist who is having a great deal of fun playing traditional tunes, and bluesy and slinky improvisations.

Phil Shapiro has been entertaining folk audiences throughout New York State–and beyond–for over 40 years. He is a fine finger-style guitarist; creative and lively, good at getting his guitar to “talk”, to be part of the song and he story. He is, however, best known as the host of WVBR’s Bound for Glory radio show, North America’s longest-running live folk concert broadcast.

Listeners can tune in at 93.5FM on a radio, on the web at, or via the TuneIn app. (Because WVBR’s weekend shows are all currently prerecorded, the show may not start exactly at 8, or the live sets exactly at half past each hour.)

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