TRADITIONS playlist for March 19, 2017

Over the past few months, I have been receiving a number of MP3 files of brand new songs, some only a day or two old. Many of these are topical songs based on current events, others are simply new songs that the artists are looking to share. This week I shared new music from local singer-songwriter Judy Kass, Terry Kitchen as well as Janis Ian.

I’m not sure if this will be a trend for the future, but I welcome new songs that are not yet available on CD or even downloads. (Provided that they are of decent quality and broadcast-ready!)  Radio has always evolved with the times, and I feel getting “fresh” songs out to a wider audience might be the role that folk radio will play to it’s advantage in the future. With all the advances from Internet and file-based music delivery, people can become their own DJ, but I feel that there will always be a niche for communal sharing and discovery of new artists and songs.

My guest this week was Mark Kilianksi. A versatile guitarist and singer-songwriter with a affinity for old-time music, Mark is half of the duo Hoot and Holler. Mark shared some of his songs live in the studio to help preview an upcoming solo appearance at Rockwood Music Hall as well as a tour of New England. (Use the SoundCloud Player below to hear Mark’s appearance on the show.)

(Tune in to WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS every Sunday from 3pm to 6pm Eastern Timeover 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, are archived for two weeks by clicking HERE.
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ARTIST “Tune / Song”
ALBUM Label – Website
3PM
Theme: HARVEY REID “Dirty Dish Rag”
Solo Guitar Sketchbook Woodpecker Records – www.woodpecker.com
GUY DAVIS & FABRIZIO POGGI “Freight Train”
Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train M.C. Records – http://www.mc-records.com

BROOKS WILLIAMS “Trouble in Mind”
Brook’s Blues self – www.brookswilliams.com
CHRIS SMITHER “Leave the Light On”
Still on the Levee Signature Sounds – www.signaturesounds.com , www.smither.com
RUTHIE FOSTER “Joy Comes Back”
Joy Comes Back Blue Corn Music – www.bluecornusic.com , www.ruthiefoster.com
MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT “Praying on the Old Campground”
Avalon Blues: The Complete 1928 Okeh Recordings Sony Music – www.legacyrecordings.com

ANDY STATMAN “Sally Ann”
Old Brooklyn Shefa Records – www.andystatman.org
THE CANAL STREET STRING BAND “Hang Me (Been All Around this World)”
Introducing the Canal Street String Band self – www.canalstr
MIPSO “Coming Down the Mountain”
Coming Down the Mountain self – www.mipsomusic.com
ORDINARY ELEPHANT “Highway 71”
Before I Go self – www.ordinaryelephant.net
JERRY GARCIA AND DAVID GRISMAN “I Truly Understand”
Shady Grove Acoustic Disc – www.acousticdisc.com

TIM GRIMM AND THE FAMILY BAND “Finding Home”
A Stranger in This Time Vault Records – www.timgrimm.com
CARRIE ELKIN “American Tune”
The Penny Collector self – www.carrieelkin.com
ARNIE NAIMAN “Slipping and Sliding / Boatsman”
My Lucky Stars Merriweather Records – www.merriweather.ca , www.arnienaiman.com

4PM
Guest: MARK KILIANSKI who performed “Old Buffalo”, “Blue Sky Ain’t No Friend of Mine” and “I Will Find My Lover By and By” live in the studio, plus we shared a cut from his duo HOOT AND HOLLER:
HOOT AND HOLLER “Too Many Reasons to Run”
Reasons to Run self – www.hootandhollermusic.com , www.markkilianski.com

 

WASHBOARD SLIM AND THE BLUELIGHTS “Hello Stranger”
Back to the Well self – www.washboardslim.com
RED TAIL RING “Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies”
Fall Away Blues self – www.redtailring.com
DAVID HOLT with RHIANNON GIDDENS, DIRK POWELL and JASON SYPHER “Shake Sugaree”
Tunes from David Holt’s State of Music 2 High Windy Audio – www.davidholt.com
NOAM PIKELNY “Folk Bloodbath”
Universal Favorite Rounder – www.rounder.com

BILL STAINES “The Roseville Fair”
The Whistle of the Jay Folk Legacy – www.folklegacy.com
MARK SPOELSTRA “Dancer’s Choice IV”
Out of My Hands Origina Jazz Libray – www.originjazz.com

5PM
TERRY KITCHEN “Seeds”
MP3 single self – www.terrykitchen.com

JUDY KASS “Look at Me Marching”
MP3 self – www.judykass.com
TOM PAXTON “Hitch to My Gitalong”
Boat in the Water Pax Records – www.tompaxton.com

JANIS IAN “1776”
MP3 self – www.janisian.com

CHARLIE KING “Song for Judith”
Life & Love, Tears & Laughter Vaguely Reminiscent Sounds – www.charlieking.org
OKA VANGA “Over the Rainbow”
Dance of the Copper Trail self – www.okavanga.com
CAROLINE DOCTOROW “Across the Universe”
Dreaming in Vinyl Narrow Lane Records – www.carolinedoctorow.com

BOB FRANKE “Love Bravely, Elizabeth”
The Desert Question Telephone Pole Records – www.bobfranke.com
KIPYN MARTIN “God is Love”
Dance Across the Sky self – www.kipynmartin.com
PAT WICTOR “City Boy”
This is Absolutely Real: Visions and Versions of Phil Ochs Risky Disc Records – www.patwictor.com

TOMMY KINES “Banks of the Virgie-O”
Constant Sorrow: Gems fro the Elektra Vaults One Day Music – www.onedaymusic.co.uk
DAVE VAN RONK “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out”
Constant Sorrow: Gems from the Elektra Vaults One Day Music – www.onedaymusic.co.uk
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Ron Olesko
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Teaneck, NJ 07666
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About Ron Olesko

For over 40 years, Ron has been a radio programmer with WFDU-FM in Teaneck, New Jersey. He created WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS in 1980, a show that he continues to host and produce every Sunday afternoon from 3 to 6pm Eastern Time.

He’s the president of and booker for the Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and is a regular contributor to Sing Out! as well as the host of the Folk Music Notebook blog on this site. Ron can also be found emceeing concerts and festivals around the NYC/NJ area.

A lifelong Mets fan and a rabid soccer geek, Ron is a Red Bull season ticket holder since their inception and will most likely be in his seat when not in the studio.


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