About John Lupton

John Lupton has co-hosted “Rural Free Delivery” on WVUD-FM at the University of Delaware since 1989, and has been a regular contributor to Sing Out! since 1996. For more than 25 years he has been a board member of the Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music, promoters of the annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival, and since 1998 has been on the board of the Green Willow Folk Club, a Delaware venue dedicated to Celtic and British Isles music. John retired in 2014 after more than 35 years in the computer support business, including two decades at the University of Pennsylvania. He believes that facing adversity builds character, and while anyone can be a Yankees fan, it takes true fortitude and guts to be a Phillies fan for 60 years, as he has proudly been. John’s wife is the noted folk music photographer Jayne Toohey.

ERYNN MARSHALL and CARL JONES: Sweet Memories … Never Leave

Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones Sweet Memories Never Leave

          ERYNN MARSHALL and CARL JONES Sweet Memories … Never Leave Dittyville 006 www.dittyville.com   Georgia-born singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Carl Jones has been a well-known figure in old time music circles for decades through his solo work as well as partnerships with fiddler James Bryan … → read more

BILLY STRINGS & DON JULIN: Fiddle Tune X

        Billy Strings & Don Julin Fiddle Tune X Self-Released www.billystrings.com   It seems unlikely that a phenomenally talented acoustic musician would just happen to have been born with what would turn out to be such a fortuitously descriptive name, but if you can play the guitar … → read more

CROWE, LAWSON & WILLIAMS: Standing Tall and Tough

          CROWE LAWSON & WILLIAMS Standing Tall and Tough Mountain Home 15022 mountainhomemusiccompany.com   There are only a handful of the original bluegrass pioneers still active and performing or recording in any measure at all – Ralph Stanley, Jesse McReynolds, Bobby Osborne and Mac Wiseman come … → read more

SELDOM SCENE: Long Time … Seldom Scene

          Seldom Scene Long Time … Seldom Scene Smithsonian/Folkways 40199 www.folkways.si.edu   As a recap of the more than forty-year history of the Seldom Scene, the extensive liner booklet accompanying this new release is about as authoritative as it gets, containing first-person accounts from the band’s … → read more