Songs for Memorial Day, Gun Control and the Start of Summer – WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for May 25, 2014

WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for May 25, 2014 HOST: Ron Olesko Memorial Day weekend – I hope that our audience remembers the holiday means more than the start of summer and an excuse to barbecue. I did my best to remind them of those who have served and sacrificed for their … → read more

SORM Playlist #14-22: It’s Festival Time
(airing the week starting 05-28-14)

The name old-time music came from the 78 rpm recordings that told the listener what to expect. In this episode we continue tracing old-time music from it’s earliest recordings to today’s fine players LISTEN: https://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1422.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, click .  |   To listen using Stitcher, click . Artist / … → read more

Silent Tribute

As if there wasn’t enough on my mind, the big show drew nigh. I arrived at the festival’s motel hospitality suite that August of 1989, dropped off my instruments and went to my car for a backpack. Within minutes, Philadelphia Folk Festival booking committee members Fred Kaiser and Andrew Braunfeld, … → read more

SORM Playlist #14-21: It’s Supposed To Sound This Way Pt. 2
(airing the week starting 05-21-14)

The name old-time music came from the 78 rpm recordings that told the listener what to expect. In this episode we continue tracing old-time music from it’s earliest recordings to today’s fine players LISTEN: https://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1421.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, click .  |   To listen using Stitcher, click . Artist / … → read more

Folk Music, Radio and Racism: A History of Lessons Learned

It seems that with every passing day, a new story dealing with racism emerges. We have all read about the words that came out of the mouth of L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling as well as rancher Cliven Bundy, and during the past week a new story developed about a … → read more

THE CARPER FAMILY: Old-Fashioned Gal

          The Carper Family Old-Fashioned Gal The Americana Agency www.americanaagency.com   The CD’s title is perfect because there’s an old-fashioned feel to their rootsy songs, ranging from upbeat swing to classic country to take-no-prisoners bluegrass, all expertly played by this Austin-based trio: Melissa Carper (bass, vocals), … → read more