Podcast: The Southwest, Pt 1
Episode #17-06 | airing 2-08-17

This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine we begin a two week feature focusing on music from the American Southwest. Many people think of Cowboy music as being the only music that came from the region. This week we will listen to some Cowboy music but also Western Swing, Blues, Native American, Singer-Songwriters and early Rock & Roll.
Join us for part one of our Southwestern Music Travelogue on the next Sing Out! Radio Magazine.


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Artist / “Title” / CD / Label

Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways
The Western Flyers / “Carroll County Blues” / Wild Blue Yonder / Versa-Tone
3hattrio / “Texas Time Traveler” / Solitare / Okehdokee
Blind Lemon Jefferson / “Matchbox Blues” / King of the Country Blues / Yazoo
James Talley / “East Texas Red” / Woody Guthrie and Songs of My Oklahoma Home / Cimarron

East Texas Serenaders / “Combination Rag” / Old-Time Texas String Bands Vol.2 / County
Chesley Goseyun Wilson / “I’ll Go with You” / Wood The Sings / Smithsonian Folkways
Townes Van Zandt / “Pancho & Lefty” / Texas Rain / Tomato
Sir Douglas Quintet / “She’s About a Mover” / Mendocino / Mercury
The Western Flyers / “Texas Fiddle Medley” / Wild Blue Yonder / Versa-Tone

Skip Gorman / “Little Joe the Wrangler’s Sister Nell” / A Cowboy’s Wild Song to His Herd / Rounder
Orange Jefferson / “Salslow Blues” / Texas Harmonica Rumble / Dialtone
Buddy Holly / “You Know Love’s Made a Fool of You” / Down the Line: Rarities / Decca
Tish Hinojosa / “Bandera Del Sol-Flag of the Sun” / Culture Swing / Rounder

Norman Blake & Rich O’Brien / “Mexico” / Be Ready Boys / Shanachie
Ramblin’ Jack Elliot with Tom Russell / “Cup of Coffee” / The Long Ride / Hightone
Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways

About Tom Druckenmiller

Tom has a long history with Sing Out! as a writer and regular contributor (for more than a decade) and deep and rich skills as a radio host and programmer of folk and roots music! He’s been a folk musician and teacher for over forty years. Tom began playing and singing Bob Dylan and Tom Paxton songs, but fell in love with old-time music and the clawhammer banjo after hearing John McCutcheon at the legendary Bethlehem folk club Godfrey Daniels. He has studied with old-time music greats Dwight Diller, Riley Baugus and Norman and Nancy Blake … and has, himself, taught at many music camps and workshops including The Augusta Heritage Workshops (in Elkins WV), the Pocono Dulcimer Fest (in Stroudsburg PA) and the Maidencreek Old-Time Music Festival (in Blandon PA). Druckemiller’s continuing regular local radio gig “In The Tradition” has aired on WDIY-FM in Allentown PA for the past 16 years, and he also co-hosts the “Sunday Folk” program on the station.

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