Podcast: The Southwest, Pt 2
Episode #17-07 | airing 2-15-17

This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine we conclude out musical travels to the American Southwest. We’ll hear some classic Western Swing, Conjunto, Blues, Old-Time, Singer-Songwriters and Classic Country. Join us as we conclude our Southwestern Music Travelogue on the next Sing Out! Radio Magazine. LISTEN: http://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1707_podcast.mp3 To subscribe … → read more

Podcast: Fleet Fingers Pt. 2 The Americans
Episode #17-02 | airing 1-11-17

This week we continue our feature Fleet Fingers and examine American Fingerstyle Guitarists. American players take their influence from the Blues players but put the emphasis on softening the melodic quality of their playing while still using many of the components of the Blues. We’ll hear Merle Travis, John Fahey, … → read more

Seven Spanish Angels: Romance, Violence and Absolution in the West

Willie Nelson and Ray Charles (screencap of a live performance)

“Seven Spanish Angels” When I pick up the guitar to sing, I like to launch into the long ballads. The melody sinks in to me through repetition. The lyrics, many refined over time by unknown self-appointed editors, flow out. If I’m lucky, I discover something new inside them. I let … → read more

“When I Go” – Conversations with Death 8

Dave Carter (photo by Dan Betenbender, courtesy of Tracy Grammer)

“Sometimes you wake with the feeling tone of a dream. You stay with it. There’s something there for you if you keep listening. It’s a good idea to let your dream and waking world co-exist. From the dream you get affect and image, and then you try to learn what … → read more

DAVE ELLIS: With Any Luck But Bad

Fred Ellis : With Any Luck But Bad

          DAVE ELLIS With Any Luck But Bad Little Village Foundation www.littlevillagefoundation.com   There’s a quiet authenticity to California-horse-country-bred Ellis’ relaxed, no-frills delivery of songs of the cowboy life. Almost anyone – a kid, a Hollywood actor – can sing a cowboy song. But like Ian … → read more

Podcast: Another Look At Texas
Episode #15-33 | airing 8-12-15

This week we take a second look at the Lonestar state. We’ll hear Blues, Willie Nelson, Texas songwriters and a handful more! LISTEN: http://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1533_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, click .  |   To listen using Stitcher, click . Artist / “Title” / CD / Label Pete Seeger / “If I Had … → read more

Podcast: Texas
Episode #15-32 | airing 8-04-15

This week we take a trip to the Lonestar state. We’ll hear Tex-Mex songs, cowboy tunes and a handful more! LISTEN: http://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1532_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, click .  |   To listen using Stitcher, click . Artist / “Title” / CD / Label Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer” … → 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

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL: Still the King

Asleep at the Wheel: Still The King

          Asleep At The Wheel Still the King Bismeaux www.bismeauxrecords.com   Asleep at the Wheel moved from Paw Paw, West Virginia to Berkeley, CA, in the early 1970s at the suggestion of Commander Cody. Like Cody, The Wheel combined rock with swing and country music, leaning … → read more