Favorite Albums of 2013

Happy New Year, everyone! We asked our esteemed group of regular reviewers to fire off a list of what they thought the best albums of 2013. As we dash out the door for the year, we’re happy to share a first swipe of their replies with you! Enjoy the evening’s … → read more

VARIOUS: 12 Years A Slave

          VARIOUS ARTISTS 12 Years a Slave Columbia 88843 00857 2 www.columbiarecords.com   One of this season’s most wrenching films, director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave is based on the memoirs of Solomon Northrup, a free black violinist in upstate New York who in 1841 … → read more

WOODY GUTHRIE: American Radical Patriot

          WOODY GUTHRIE American Radical Patriot Rounder www.rounder.com   Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Guthrie, probably the most prominent single figure in American folk music, was born on Bastille Day, 1912, and before his early death in 1967 managed to amass a legacy of over a thousand songs … → read more

CLANNAD: The Essential

          CLANNAD The Essential RCA/Legacy legacyrecordings.com   The word “essential” can refer to something that is absolutely necessary, its deepest essence, or even both at once. Whether or not this two-disc collection satisfies either definition is very much a matter of individual taste. Clannad began in … → read more

SORM Playlist #13-50: Hot Guitarists
(airing the week starting 12-11-13)

This week on the program, we listen to influential guitarists … folks who have had a significant effect on how most of us play the instrument. LISTEN: https://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1350.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, click .  |   To listen using Stitcher, click . Artist / “Title” / CD / Label Pete Seeger … → read more