River City Folk is an engaging mix of live performance, interview, and recordings. Hosted by veteran singer-songwriter Tom May, each program features a folk artist or group from across North America who performs live in the studio. Through Tom's interviews with the artists, and recordings that have influenced them, the listener is entertained by a unique perspective on the living tradition that is folk music.

For a more detailed history of River City Folk, click here. River City Folk is "Music that makes a difference".

Studio Tapings

River City Folk is co-produced by Clete Baker at Studio B in Omaha, Nebraska - www.bltd.com. Clete edits and masters every show for broadcast. For several years, since relocating to the Pacific Northwest, River City Folk was initially recorded by Fuzzy Purcell, and has since been recorded "live" in Portland by Dan Rhiger at www.medicinewhistle.com. Click the following thumbnails to see the fine recording engineers that have made River City Folk possible through the years.

Clete Baker Billy Oskay Fuzzy Purcell Dan Rhiger
New "Duets with Tom May" CD!

Tom has released the first collection of River City Folk performances, featuring various guests on his show singing along with Tom. These are rare and wonderful moments from over the years, and a must-have collection for any fan of great folk! Click here for more information, track list, credits, and a few songs to sample.

Live Tapings

From 2013 to 2017, Tom taped River City Folk before a live audience at Portland's venerable folk venue, Artichoke Music. Every month, Tom interviewed a different folk artist or group, including conversations and live performances. The live tapings are on hiatus, but check back herelick here for a future schedule of upcoming live tapings.

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