SORM Playlist #15-01: There’s A New Year’s Dance
(airing the week starting 12-31-14)

In most lands and cultures the arrival of the New Year is a reason to celebrate. Often those celebrations come in the form of dance. This week we welcome the New Year with dance tunes from New England, the Midwest, Appalachia and the Canadian Maritimes. So move the furniture, roll … → read more

Great Albums of 2014

As the final hours of 2014 approach us, we wanted to take some time to list the albums that impacted us this year. Looking at other “Best of 2014” lists, it would be easy for us to bolster the ubiquitous releases that have enthralled the masses. Instead, we chose to … → read more

A Holiday Tradition Revived

WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for December 21, 2014 Since 1980, I have hosted an annual Christmas special that airs on the Sunday before Christmas from the Teaneck, New Jersey studios of WFDU-FM. Not only has it become a tradition for me, I discovered that many listeners also look forward to it and … → read more

SORM Playlist #14-52: Welcome Winter
(airing the week starting 12-24-14)

The arrival of the Winter Solstice and the dark and cold that accompany the change have a mystical quality. On this week’s edition of the Sing Out! Radio Magazine we Welcome Winter with music from the Boys of the Lough, Tim Harrison, Joel Mabus, Debra Cowan and many more. Throw … → read more

Stephen Colbert Ends The Colbert Report

Stephen Colbert is ending his long-running comedy show, The Colbert Report, tonight. Although, not a music show per se, the Report has been home to plenty of artists, such as Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Dom Flemons, Emmylou Harris, Neil Young and many many others. He’ll be moving to … → read more

SORM Playlist #14-51: It’s Been A Good Year, Pt. 2
(airing the week starting 12-17-14)

More of the wonderful music released in 2014. Selections from The Thompson Family, Christine Lavin, Bumper Jacksons, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn and many more. 2014 certainly was a very good year for music on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine. LISTEN: http://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1451_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, click .  |   To … → read more

RICKY SKAGGS and SHARON WHITE: Hearts Like Ours

        RICKY SKAGGS and SHARON WHITE Hearts Like Ours Skaggs Family www.rickyskaggs.com   After 33 years of marriage, a passel of Grammys, CMAs and more between them, one of country music’s most celebrated couples finally decided it was time to record an album together. This polished collection … → read more

KATHERINE FIRST and THE KITCHEN PARTY: Dancing Tables and Dancing Chairs

        KATHERINE FIRST and       THE KITCHEN PARTY Dancing Tables and Dancing Chairs Fiddle First Music 002 www.katherinefirst.com In Ireland, one of the greatest honors a family can bestow upon a visitor is to invite that person into their kitchen. The kitchen is considered the room of greatest … → read more

AARON NATHANS and MICHAEL RONSTADT: Crooked Fiddle

        AARON NATHANS and      MICHAEL RONSTADT Crooked Fiddle Nathans Ronstadt 001 Project’s Kickstarter Page   This is an engaging, warm and intimate collaboration between songwriter Aaron Nathans and songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Michael G. Ronstadt (cello, guitar, mandolin). Following and getting to know Michael, I have developed a strong respect … → read more