Bound for Glory Schedule-Spring 2020
January 26—Matt Nakoa. Matt Nakoa has made a whole bunch of good vibes wherever he goes. He’s one of the best of the coming generation of acoustic performers. He’s quite versatile on keyboards and on guitar, and is a highly creative songwriter. He’ll be a great way to start live shows in 2020. mattnakoa.com
February 2—Joe Jencks. Joe Jencks has been on Bound for Glory several times as a solo performer. He also was a member in good standing of the famous trio, the late, lamented Brother Sun. He’s a wonderful writer, and an activist extraordinaire. And he’s got a good sense of humor. Very, very welcome. joejencks.com
February 9—Leslie Lee & Steve Gretz. Once in a while we are graced by the excellent voices and magic of Leslie and Steve. They come from suburban Rochester, but they travel far and wide, bringing their music to many places. It’ll be a fun evening on Bound for Glory. leslieandsteve.com
February 16—Carolann Solebello & Joe Iadanza. Carolann is a really fine singer and songwriter, and Joe is a very hot guitarist. Carolann has been a travelling musician for a long time, with a style that puts a smile on the faces of the audience. Sometimes she’s funny, sometimes quite serious. carolannsolebello.com www.joeiadanza.com
February 23—Albums from the Studios. Cornell February Break. Give Phil a call at 607-273-2121.
March 1—The Vollmers. Old Timey music from a duo who really know how to play it. Brian is one of upstate New York’s best Old Timey musicians. Claire is best known as the fiddle player in Driftwood. Check out their approach to the old songs, including old bluegrass, and some new songs as well. banjoandfiddle.com
March 8—Bill Destler & Rebecca Johnson. Bill Destler is one of the original Bound for Glory performers, way back when. He’s a wonderful writer, and singer of traditional songs. Rebecca is a wonderful singer, harmonizer, and a magical performer, full of sparkly energy. billsbanjos.com
March 15—Dana & Susan Robinson. It’s been a long, long time since Dana and Susan have appeared on Bound for Glory. They’re really adept at the old songs, and really good at writing new songs that feel like they’ve been around for quite a while. In recent years they have lived in Vermont, and they write about it. robinsongs.com
March 22—Reggie Harris. Reggie is a past winner of the Best of Bound for Glory award. He’s a really good performer, singing songs old and not so old, from the African-American tradition and about contemporary America. He’s an innovative guitarist, a fearlessly creative vocalist, and an engaging storyteller. reggieharrismusic.com
March 29 & April 5—WVBR’s Bound for Glory will be Albums from the Studios, as Cornell takes its Spring Break. Give Phil a call at 607-273-2121.
April 12—The Cadleys. John and Cathy Cadley make bluegrass-flavored music, festooned with wonderful songwriting, as well as hot licks. The Cadleys are not a standard bluegrass band. They are wonderful explorers of American Country-flavored songs, both old and new. www.cadleys.com
April 19—Curtis & Loretta. It’s been many years since these fine folks from Minneapolis have appeared on Bound for Glory live. They are wonderful writers,harmonizers, and players of many instruments. It’s great fun to have them back on Bound for Glory. Great music, great times. curtisandloretta.com
April 26—Mustard’s Retreat. David Tamulevich and Libby Glover make another fine appearance on Bound for Glory. Come sing with them on the choruses!! They come to us from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and they bring a whole lot of good songs and smiles to go with them. mustardsretreat.com
May 3—Shawna Caspi. Welcome Shawna Caspi to Bound for Glory. She’s pretty well known in her native Canada. She’s a wonderful writer with a goodly sense of humor. Let’s make her known around Ithaca. We’re very glad that she’s coming. shawnacaspi.com
May 10—Bill Staines. Rescheduled from last fall. Bill Staines’ songs go before him. A lot of people think they are traditional songs, but Bill Staines wrote them. Come join us in the live audience and sing on the verses as well as the choruses. Bound for Glory at our best!! acousticmusic.com/staines
From May 17 through June 14, WVBR’s Bound for Glory will be Albums from the Studios, as Cornell takes its Summer Break. Give Phil a call at 607-273-2121. Next Live Bound for Glory folk concert broadcast? June 21. There will be six live Bound for Glory concert broadcasts this summer.