Podcast: Accordion Time
Episode #17-12 | airing 3-22-17

When I was a kid I was dragged to many family events. Often these occasions included a Polka Band. I hated it. As I grew older and wiser I realized the folly of my ways and today I am a fan of all things accordion. This week we’ll hear many … → read more

Podcast: Ireland in America
Episode #17-11 | airing 3-15-17

This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine we celebrate St. Patricks Day with a show devoted to American performers of Irish Music. Inspiration for the program is the recording Ireland-Crossroads of Art and Design 1690-1840 released in conjunction with a recent exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago. The … → read more

Podcast: Old-Time Music 101
Episode #17-10 | airing 3-08-17

This week we begin an occasional feature focusing on a distinctive style of folk music. This week we will highlight Old-Time Music with selections from the Golden Age of the music through today’s finest players. We’ll hear Gid Tanner & his Skillet Lickers, Tommy Jarrell and Oscar Jenkins, Ben Townsend … → read more

Podcast: Black History Month, More Than The Blues, pt 2
Episode #17-08 | airing 3-01-17

This week we conclude our feature honoring Black History Month with some more recent songs and tunes. We’ll hear Duke Ellington and Count Basie along with Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Martin, Bogan and Armstrong, Irma Thomas, Kim & Reggie Harris and many more. Wonderful sounds to satisfy your soul. LISTEN: … → read more

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 Jim Jackson, Bessie Smith, Henry Thomas and others. LISTEN: http://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1708_podcast.mp3 … → read more

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 next Sing Out! Radio Magazine. LISTEN: http://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1707_podcast.mp3 To subscribe … → read more

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 will listen to some Cowboy music but also Western Swing, … → read more

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

Island Records has recently released a 2-CD 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 also hear selections from her short time with The Strawbs … → read more

Podcast: Fleet Fingers Pt. 3 The U.K. and Beyond
Episode #17-03 | airing 1-18-17

The traditional music world lost a champion on January 15 with the passing of Alan Jabbour. Through his 23 years of service for the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Arts he was a wonderful representative of the Folk Arts in America. In addition to his time … → read more

Podcast: Fleet Fingers Pt. 3 The U.K. and Beyond
Episode #17-03 | airing 1-18-17

Bert Jansch

This week we conclude our feature Fleet Fingers and examine fingerstyle guitar styles from the U.K. Like the American players these players borrow from the Blues but apply the techniques to traditional folksongs and tune accompaniment. We’ll hear Dan Ar Bras, Davey Graham, Bert Jansch, Martin Simpson, Martin Carthr and … → read more