Inland Folk with Dan Maher

KPBX: Sunday 6pm-9pm
  • Hosted by Dan Maher

Spokane Public Radio listeners now get three consecutive hours of Dan Maher's Inland Folk program on Sundays. The celebrated folk musician shares the music of local and national folk artists on his program, from Northwest Public Radio in Pullman, WA.

Host Dan Maher describes Inland Folk:

"Inland Folk is nothing more or less than to allow people the opportunity to listen to all kinds of really good acoustic music. I just do it because the music's out there and people are listening to it. Hopefully they learn a little bit each time they listen to the show."

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Nov 30, 2017

Back in 1982, a young broadcasting student and musician answered KPBX’s call for volunteer folk music hosts. Dan Maher is still host of Inland Folk 35 years later, but he says the anniversary is just another number. “Thirty-five years is great, but I intend to keep going,” Maher told Tara Roberts of Inland 360.

Carlos Alden Verne Windham
Janean Jorgensen

KPBX Folk host Carlos Alden pulled together some of the past favorites of the annual Fall Folk Festival for this year's two-hour broadcast, which aired live on KPBX 91.1 FM Saturday, Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Audience members watched in the Lair Auditorium, on the campus of Spokane Community College. The radio performers for 2014 were Broken Whistle (local Celtic), Heartbreak Pass (Bluegrass), PK Dwyer (Blues from Seattle), Alice Howe (solo folk from Seattle), Mateo Ryan (Flamenco Guitar), and Dram & Go (Celtic from Portland).

Songs of the Australian Outback and British Isles echoed through River Park Square on Saturday, October 4 as the Urban Coyote Bush Band performed for another KPBX Kids' Concert.

Kids of all ages made musical noise with clappers, washboards, small cymbals, and the 'lagerphone' made out of bottlecaps.

Kids also had help creating kangaroo headgear, a craft by the Mobius Children's Museum.