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: https://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1635_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, click .  |   To listen using … → read more

Legend and Outlaw: Jesse James and the Ballad Tradition

Legends Among a few adults who spooked me when I was a girl (my school bus driver, who kept a bottle in a brown bag beneath his seat; a guy at the car wash who sometimes shut the system down when we were in the middle of a soap cycle), … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for August 28, 2016

(Tune in to WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS every Sunday from 2pm to 5pm Eastern Time over WFDU-FM 89.1 in the NYC/Northern New Jersey area, or on the web at www.wfdu.fm or iHeartRadio.com. The show can also be heard Saturday evenings at 6:30pm ET at www.bluesandroots.radio.com. On-demand streams of shows, including this one, … → read more

Podcast: It Takes Two
Episode #16-34 | airing 8-24-16

One of the most durable combinations in folf music is the duo. Join me this week and next as we hear classic and more recent combinations of singers and instrumentalists including Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott, Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards, Ian & Sylvia and many more. This week I’ve … → read more

Podcast: Not For Kids Only
Episode #16-33 | airing 8-17-16

It’s been really warm here in the Northeast with humidity levels higher than usual during the Summer. I have noted a distinct decrease in the number of kids coming out to play in these sultry days. I can recall that by this time in the Summer I was bored with … → read more

Wasn’t That a Mighty Storm / Galveston Flood

“It was the year of 1900…” – The Galveston Flood Disaster songs don’t inhabit the same space as murder ballads, but at MBM we find that they intersect in some profound ways with our genre of choice.  Recently we spent a couple of weeks exploring our own and our readers’ curated … → read more

TRADITIONS Playlist for August 14, 2016

Today’s show paid tribute to Glenn Yarbrough and Michael J. Ronstadt.  Both artists passed away in the past week. In addition, we shared new music from Rachel Sage, Erika Kulnys, Greg Greenway and others.  Also, birthday shout-outs to John McCutcheon and Efrat. (Tune in to WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS every Sunday from 2pm … → read more

Podcast: Innovators, pt. 2
Episode #16-32 | airing 8-10-16

This week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine we complete our two part feature focusing on Innovators in Acoustic Music. We’ll hear some fascinating reworkings of Pop classics as well as some innovations in Klezmer and Dance music. Artists include Paul Simon, The Horseflies, The Klezmorim and Rodney Miller. LISTEN: … → read more

TRADITIONS Playlist for August 7, 2016

Today’s Traditions show featured a tribute to Penny Lang, who passed away on July 31 (Click HERE for an obituary of Penny). I also shared a number of songs from artists I met at Summersongs songwriting camp – friends old and new including John Sheckler, Jane Babits, Jud Caswell, Sharon … → read more