Hear archival interviews with Joni Mitchell and Tom Rush on last night’s Folk Show with Gene Shay

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Last night on WXPN, long time Folk Show host Gene Shay began his final run behind the mic with a dip into his archives as well as a showcase of the present-day folk world. The show included a live session from long-running West Chester trio Mason Porter, as well as a revisit of sessions with Tom Rush from 1994 and 2001. In addition, Shay dug into his archives for a 1967 interview with Joni Mitchell, originally broadcast on WMMR.

A transcript of the session with Mitchell can be found on her website; it was recorded on March 19, 1967, and featured accompaniment from Gordon Lightfoot. You can listen to last night’s show in its entirety in the Soundcloud player below; the Tom Rush interviews can be heard in the first hour, the Mason Porter session in the second hour and the Joni Mitchell interview in the third hour.

Read more about Gene Shay’s retirement from The Folk Show here; see what his colleagues at the Philadelphia Folksong Society have to say about it here.

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