Folk Music News & Blog Posts

Podcast: Acoustic Eclectic, pt. 2
Episode #17-24 | airing 6-21-17

This week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine Episode 17-24 we complete our Acoustic Eclectic feature with more recent music that pushes and expands the envelope of Acoustic Music. We'll hear from Corkey Siegel's Chamber Blues, Luminscent Orchestrii, Jayme ...

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Podcast: Piedmont Blues 101
Episode #17-25 | airing 6-21-17

This week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine Episode 17-25 we continue with our occasional feature focusing on the fundamentals of a particular style of music. This week it's Piedmont Blues 101. Piedmont Blues is generally a ragtime inspired music ...

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Folk Icon Rosalie Sorrels Passes

The folk world lost an icon on Sunday, June 11th, as Rosalie Sorrels passed away at the age of 83. A Grammy-nominated singer whose career spanned decades, she was an independent spirit who left her husband in the mid-'60s to ...

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David Bromberg 
San Francisco, May 1974
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Podcast: Acoustic Eclectic
Episode #17-23 | airing 6-07-17

When I was younger I was easily excited by new sounds. The seemed to be everywhere. As I have grown older I find most new music interests me less and less. However, occasionally a recording comes along that really knocks ...

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When that great ship went down: A Titanic Playlist, Part 1

“The way the band kept playing was a noble thing. I heard them first while still we were working wireless, when there was a ragtime tune for us, and the last I saw of the band, when I was floating ...

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Woody Guthrie

Podcast: Spend a Week With Woody
Episode #17-22 | airing 5-31-17

In the past few years there has been a resurgence in interest in the music of Woody Guthrie. The political times we live in and the growing chasm between rich and poor in the US makes Woody's music as relevant ...

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Video of the Week

"This American Life" did a terrific program on the election that aired on October 28th (check it out in their archive) ... it ended with "Seriously," a terrific song written by Sara Bareilles ("Waitress") and sung by Leslie Odom Jr. ("Hamilton") that puts to verse what must be going through President Obama's mind as he ponders the election (and its result).