Show Archives


Since 1967, Phil Shapiro has been hosting weekly folk music broadcasts with local, national, and internationally-touring folk performers. Every show was recorded, and there are now over 2,500 hours of recording on reel-to-reel tapes, DAT tapes, and CDs, creating a unique collection spanning 50 years of American folk music. We are working with the Cornell Library Archivist to create a Bound For Glory Archive in the Cornell Library system, accessible to the Cornell community as well as researchers worldwide.

The first part of these archives is now available!

Visit the official page for the Bound for Glory Show Archives at Cornell University Library to look up the show you are interested in hearing, then call them up at 607-255-3530 to request a time to come listen to your selections at the Kroch Library Rare & Manuscripts collection at Cornell University.

Your help is needed:

Digitizing, storing, and making all this material accessible is time consuming—and thus expensive. We are raising funds to preserve fragile media before the musical heritage is lost to the ravages of time. The Friends of Bound For Glory mission: to preserve and archive the 50+ years of recorded Bound for Glory shows. Many are on fragile tapes and desperately need digitizing to preserve the shows for posterity. Your help is needed to complete the collection. Go to and donate to help save this unique bit of American folk history.




North America's longest-running live folk concert broadcast. Sunday nights on WVBR 93.5 FM.