Folkstage

Saturdays at 8:00 pm
closeup of a guitar and a microphone

Put yourself in the room where live folk music thrives

Folkstage is a one-hour concert series featuring the finest traditional and singer-songwriter talent in folk music. Each year, some two dozen concerts come to you live from local venues or WFMT's studio. Additional episodes feature selections from 45 years of archival performances, including from the Old Town School of Folk Music.

You might also like The Midnight Special, a thematic mix of folk music and more every Saturday night from 9 pm to midnight after Folkstage.

Folkstage is available for free streaming in two different ways – live during the broadcast and on demand via the rights-compliant 5-hour, non-interactive player below within two weeks of the broadcast.

Dylan Covers on Folkstage from the Archives

May 25, 2024, 8:00 pm

Bob Dylan turns 83. A collection of his songs performed over the years live on Folkstage by a range of artists from Ed Holstein to Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Robin Greenstein to Brother Sun, Claudia Russell to Martin Simpson, and others.

Terry Klein Live from WFMT

June 1, 2024, 8:00 pm

Hailing from the epicenter of Texas songwriting, The Austin American-Statesman calls Terry Klein “one of Austin’s top singer-songwriters…” Klein writes piercing songs populated with compelling characters, some from true life.

Giulia Millanta Live From WFMT

June 8, 2024, 8:00 pm

Texas singer/songwriter and cookbook author Giulia Millanta composes smoky indie-folk with a Florentine flavor. By turns raw, humorous, or introspective, she’s equally creative in the kitchen or on stage.

Kristina Olsen from the Archives

June 15, 2024, 8:00 pm

In 2004, Kristina Olsen performed a stirring set at WFMT, including one of her signature songs, “My Father’s Piano.” Her immensely fluid voice cannot be contained by a single descriptor, ranging from folk to blues to impressionistic and lyrical.

Kevin So Live at WFMT

June 22, 2024, 8:00 pm

A strong sense of story and a mastery of blues styles sets Kevin So apart. His current project is creating folk-style interpretations of songs made popular by the late Taiwanese music icon Teresa Teng.