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Clearwater Festival to Sail Again in 2017

Following a one-year hiatus, the Great Hudson River Revival is returning to Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, New York on June 17 and 18. Evolved out of a local “folk picnic” organized by Toshi Seeger and her husband Pete Seeger ...

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Podcast: Black History Month, More Than The Blues
Episode #17-08 | airing 2-22-17

This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine we'll hear a bit about the establishment on Black History Month and listen to some archival music. We'll hear tunes from Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong and WC Handy and songs from ...

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Sunrise over Monument Valley, Navaho Tribal Park, Arizona USA

Podcast: The Southwest, Pt 2
Episode #17-07 | airing 2-15-17

This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine we conclude out musical travels to the American Southwest. We'll hear some classic Western Swing, Conjunto, Blues, Old-Time, Singer-Songwriters and Classic Country. Join us as we conclude our Southwestern Music Travelogue on the ...

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Drive-By Truckers (Matt Patton, Brad Morgan, Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley, Jay Gonzalez) photo credit: Danny Clinch

Heaven, Hell, and Everyday Heroes: Guns of Umpqua

"A stunningly beautiful autumn morning" Bob Boilen’s “Tiny Desk Concert” series introduced me to the Drive-By Truckers song “Guns of Umpqua.” The song grabbed me right away with the warm bounce of the acoustic guitar before the “lights came up” on the ...

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Podcast: The Southwest, Pt 1
Episode #17-06 | airing 2-08-17

This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine we begin a two week feature focusing on music from the American Southwest. Many people think of Cowboy music as being the only music that came from the region. This week we ...

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Podcast: Sandy
Episode #17-05 | airing 2-01-17

Island Records has recently released a 2CD set of acoustic demos and outtakes by Sandy Denny. Sandy passed in 1978 and this new collection is fascinating as we hear selections recorded before and after her tenures with Fairport Convention. We'll ...

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Video of the Week

"This American Life" did a terrific program on the election that aired on October 28th (check it out in their archive) ... it ended with "Seriously," a terrific song written by Sara Bareilles ("Waitress") and sung by Leslie Odom Jr. ("Hamilton") that puts to verse what must be going through President Obama's mind as he ponders the election (and its result).