TRADITIONS playlist for July 24, 2016

This weeks show was a hodgepodge of classic recordings and new songs.  Thanks to Sophie and David Buskin for allowing me to share a demo of a new song that Sophie wrote.  Also, a tribute to farmers in the third hour. (Tune in to WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS every Sunday from 2pm … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for July 17, 2016

This week’s show featured a visit from Toby Walker, who performed live in the studio and shared selections from his new CD Mileage.  The show also paid tribute to Harry Chapin to mark the 35th anniversary of his passing on July 16, 1981. This week’s program aired a few hours … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for July 3, 2016

Starting this week, I will post playlists for TRADITIONS separately from my articles and Notebook entries. My guests were Pete Agnoli of Bottle of Bread, a local Bob Dylan/The Band tribute group as well as Jack Pignatello of the Dirdy Birdies Jug Band.  The groups are performing at a local … → read more

Finding A Voice

& WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for June 26, 2016 Justin Timberlake, who earned dubious street cred in the folk community for his role as a folksinger in the Coen Brothers film Inside Llweyn Davis, found himself in deeper hot water last weekend at the BET Awards. It started with Timberlake tweeting … → read more

Serving Up “Mud & Apples”

& WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for May 8, 2016 Just a few days before this week’s broadcast, I received the PERFECT CD for my Mother’s Day program. Actually, it is the perfect CD for any day of the year. Lucy Wainwright Roche and her mother Suzzy Roche have just released Mud … → read more

Reaching New Audiences

& WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for May 1, 2016 Since WFDU-FM held our February fund drive, I’ve been thinking about the future of radio and folk music. Not to worry, I’m fine. Even though the show did not do as well as I had hoped it would, we did “okay” and … → read more

Faster Folk

Roy Zimmerman

& WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for April 17, 2016 Folk songs, once recognized as transmitted from generation to generation in an oral tradition, took on a new method of delivery during the folk revival. Songs would be written and tried out on audiences in the clubs and coffeehouses. If the new … → read more

Joe Giacoio Loves Hamburgers

I Love Hamburgers

Singer-songwriter Joe Giacoio joined me in the studio for a segment of WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS this past Sunday. The Bronx-born and current New Jersey resident visited me to share songs from his new CD I Love Hamburgers. This new recording is a charming blend of original songs that will brighten a … → read more

Change (and Spring) is in the Air

& WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for March 27, 2016 The last 12 months have seen a flurry of activity here at WFDU-FM. After receiving approval from the Federal Communications Commission, the station installed a new transmitter last fall that essentially doubled the size of our listening area. We also launched two … → read more