Podcast: Cajun Dissection
Episode #15-31 | airing 7-29-15

Flag of Acadiana

This week we conclude our time in Louisiana with a trip to the Canadian Maritimes and Northern Ontario-the ancestral home of Cajun music. We’ll hear some classic and contemporary Cajun music from the prairies including the Balfa Brothers, Beau Soleil and The Savoy Family Band. Then we’ll finish up with … → read more

Podcast: Louisiana
Episode #15-30 | airing 7-22-15

This week we begin a two week visit to Louisiana. Our first program focuses on classic Louisiana music and a trip to The Crescent City of New Orleans. Louisiana is a melting pot of many musical traditions. This week we’ll sample some Brass Band music as well as selections from … → read more

Podcast: The Midwest, Part 2
Episode #15-29 | airing 7-15-15

John Prine

This week we conclude our Summer travels through the Midwest on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine-Midwestern Routes Pt. 2. These programs are dedicated to the master folksinger Art Thieme who passed on May 26. We’ll hear some of the best known songwriters and lesser known traditional players including some Polka! … → read more

Podcast: The Midwest, Remembering Art
Episode #15-28 | airing 7-08-15

Art Thieme

We’ll be traveling this Summer on The Sing Out Radio Magazine. We’ll begin our journey by spending two weeks in the Midwest. We lost the master folksinger Art Thieme on May 26 and these next two programs are dedicated to him. We’ll hear songwriters and traditional musicians, many whom were … → read more

Podcast: The More The Merrier
Episode #15-27 | airing 7-01-15

Dustbowl Revival

This week we explore big bands in folk music, including the Full English, Spuyten Duyvil and more. It’s the More the Merrier on this episode of Sing Out! Radio Magazine. LISTEN: http://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1527_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, click .  |   To listen using Stitcher, click . Artist / “Title” / CD … → read more

Podcast: Farewell To The King
Episode #15-26 | airing 6-24-15

Photo by Jean-Luc Ourlin-1977

On this episode we examine the music of BB King, who we lost just a few short weeks ago. We’ll explore his music, the people he played with and the few that covered his tunes. Farewell to the King, on this episode of Sing Out! Radio Magazine. LISTEN: http://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1526_podcast.mp3 To … → read more

SORM Playlist #15-25: Just for Laughs
(airing the week starting 6-17-15)

Pete Seeger, Photo Copyright Devan Goldstein

Over my 26 year radio career my programs have been described as humorless. They may have a point but… this week we’ll rectify all that. We’ll hear lighthearted tunes from Trout Fishing in America, Loudon Wainwright III, Uncle Dave Macon and of course Arlo Guthrie. Spend an hour tickling your … → read more

SORM Playlist #15-24: Pass the Jug Around
(airing the week starting 6-10-15)

Jim Kweskin is taking many of the remaining members of The Jug Band on the road this Summer on the East and West Coasts. Accompanying him will be Maria Muldaur, Geoff Muldaur and Bill Keith. This week we’ll trace the history of Jug Band Music from the earliest bands from … → read more

SORM Playlist #15-23: The Mandolin Episode
(airing the week starting 6-03-15)

The Mandolin is a remarkably versatile instrument at home in Classical, Jazz, Celtic and Folk Music from a variety countries. This week we’ll hear Mandolin Masters Bill Monroe, Jesse McReynolds, Butch Baldassari, Rudy Cipolla, Yank Rachell and Jethro Burns & Tiny Moore. We’ll also sample the Allegro from Vivaldi’s Concerto … → read more

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