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The Folk Sampler is a syndicated radio program of folk, traditional, bluegrass and blues coming to you from the foothills of the Ozarks since 1978.

These are the companies that help make the program possible. Visit them and let them know you like the music.
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Deering Banjos are the banjos to play. From beginner to the professional player, Deering has the banjo for you. Visit Deering today for a free catalog.

Janet Davis Acoustic Music: A tradition of exceptional sound and service. Specializing in acoustic and bluegrass instruments and accessories for beginners to professionals. Each instrument is professionally set up by our certified technicians before it is shipped to you. 1-800-933-5362.


HomeSpun offers instruction on how to play a musical instrument. HomeSpun offers videos and DVDs, audio tapes, books, and CDs in their free catalog. Visit HomeSpun tapes today.



The Folk Sampler is about gardens and home grown tomatoes. It's about making things with your hands. It's about small towns and home- town people. It's about the big cities and the hurry that goes with them.

The Folk Sampler is about train whistles in the night and sunshine in the morning. It's about slow moving rivers and the sounds of wooden canoes. It's about horses in the barn, cows in the field, and the people who enjoy taking care of them. It's about working in a factory or plowing in the field. The Folk Sampler is about real people, doing real things. It is about the stories we have to tell and the lives we live.

The program has been in national syndication since 1982. It is heard each week over public and community radio stations from Alaska to Florida, from the East coast to the West. You can find a list of these stations by clicking the Station Guide button on this page.

If you would like to communicate with us here at the Folk Sampler, click on the Contact Folk Sampler button and send us a letter. We would be glad to hear from you. If you want to check for a song or a theme used on the program, click on the Playlist Archives button. For background on Mike Flynn, the host of the Folk Sampler, click the History button for background and photos. 

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