SORM Playlist #15-22: The Western Swing Spectacular
(airing the week starting 5-27-15)

Light Crust Doughboys

We recently lost fiddler Johnny Gimble a true Western Swing pioneer. This week we honor him with a program focusing on the influences and development of Western Swing. We’ll hear classic music from Benny Goodman and The Boswell Sisters to open the show. Then we’ll trace the musical style from … → read more

The Gene Shay Celebration Recap

On March 1st, 2015, we packed the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia to the gills in celebration of “the dean of folk radio” Gene Shay’s 80th birthday (and his recent retirement from radio). Thanks to the amazing line-up of performers: Tom Paxton, Janis Ian, Silk City, Kim and Reggie Harris, … → read more

DAVID BROMBERG TO BE A GUEST ON WFDU-FM’S TRADITIONS

This Sunday, September 28th, I am pleased to announce that my special guest on WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS will be DAVID BROMBERG!David Bromberg and the Angel Band will be appearing at Irvington Town Hall Theater in Irvington, New York on Saturday October 4th.The legendary David Bromberg “returned” to the concert stage in … → read more

CD PICK OF THE WEEK: THE ANGEL BAND “WITH ROOTS & WINGS”

After self-releasing their first recording, The Angel Band’s second effort is their first on by Appleseed Recordings as well being their first recording produced by Lloyd Maines. “With Roots & Wings“ showcases the stunning vocal talents of the trio as well as quality songwriting and the craftsmenship of perhaps the … → read more