Podcast: Pioneering Women, part 1
Episode #16-37 | airing 9-14-16

Through the years female singers and songwriters have offered their unique perspective on the music and the times. In this first program we’ll hear classics from Sara and Maybelle Carter, Jean Ritchie, Odetta, Judy Collins and many more. LISTEN: http://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1637_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, click .  |   To listen using … → 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

Who Killed…Norma Jean?

Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson) Pete Seeger opens Chapter 11 “Money and Music” in his book The Incompleat Folksinger (Bison Book, 1972) with this reflection. Who Killed Norma Jean?     I once had a vision of a beast with hollow fangs. I first saw it when my mother-in-law, whom I loved … → read more