Podcast: Election Day
Episode #16-44 | airing 11-02-16

Well the end is almost upon us. It’s been a harrowing 600 plus days of campaigning and this week’s program is dedicated to election day. There has been so much childish rancor on both sides that the issues that really matter to the American People have been ignored. This week … → read more

Podcast: Boo! Music For The Haunting Season
Episode #16-43 | airing 10-27-16

Bluegrass Ghost by Terry Irwin

This week we celebrate music for the Haunting Season of Halloween. Some songs and tunes have a deep spiritual significance and others are just for fun. We’ll feature ancient melodies and classic tunes as well as a Native American story about the supernatural and a selection from the Sacred Harp. … → read more

Podcast: The Jumping Flea
Episode #16-42 | airing 10-19-16

This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine we feature music played on the ukulele. The ukulele was introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants from the Azores in the late 19th century. The name is literally translated as a Jumping Flea because of the rapid strumming style used to play … → read more

Podcast: National Museum of African American History and Culture
Episode #16-41 | airing 10-12-16

This week we celebrate the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the Mall in Washington DC LISTEN: http://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1641_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, click .  |   To listen using Stitcher, click . Artist / “Title” / CD / Label Pete Seeger / “If I Had … → read more

Podcast: Folk City, Part 2
Episode #16-40 | airing 10-05-16

Joan Baez and Bob Dylan at the March on Washington 1963 (Public Domain, National Archives)

This week we conclude our New York City folk music revival excursion. This week we take a look at the city after the arrival of Bob Dylan. LISTEN: http://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1640_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, click .  |   To listen using Stitcher, click . Artist / “Title” / CD / Label Pete … → read more

Podcast: Folk City, Part 1
Episode #16-39 | airing 9-28-16

This week and next we focus on the center of the folk revival in the 1950’s and 60’s New York City. The program is based on the wonderful new book by Stephen Petrus and Ronald D. Cohen entitled Folk City-New York and the American Folk Music Revival. We’ll hear some … → read more

Podcast: Pioneering Women, part 2
Episode #16-38 | airing 9-21-16

This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine we conclude our two part feature Pioneering Women in Folk Music. We’ll hear a set of Classic Blues featuring Memphis Minnie and Big Mama Thornton and more contemporary players Rory Block and Maria Muldaur. We’ll travel to the U.K. with Anne Briggs … → read more

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

Podcast: Solidarity Forever!
Episode #16-36 | airing 9-07-16

Folk Music has been allied with the Labor Movement for generations. This week on our program we’ll hear classic songs from such labor stalwarts as Aunt Molly Jackson, Emma’s Revolution, Si Kahn, John McCutcheon and many more including some surprises. LISTEN: http://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1636_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, click .  |   To … → read more

Podcast: It Takes Two, Part Two
Episode #16-35 | airing 8-31-16

This week we conclude our two part feature focusing on duos. We’ll hear more classic and contemporary duos of singers and instrumentalists including Anne Hills & Jay Ansill, The Cactus Blossoms, Sara & Maybelle Carter and many more. LISTEN: http://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1635_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, click .  |   To listen using … → read more