TRADITIONS playlist for June 4, 2017

Re-broadcast Saturday June 10, 2017 on

New music from Tom Chapin, Loretta Hagen, Beth DeSombre, Emma’s Revolution and more.

(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 or The show can also be heard Saturday evenings at 6:30pm ET at On-demand streams of shows, including this one, are archived for two weeks by clicking HERE. A Sing Out! Radio Partner.)


ARTIST “Tune / Song”
ALBUM Label – Website
JOHN FLYNN “I Will Not Fear”
To the Point self –

Cafe Vignettes self –
Resistance self –
FREEBO “To The LIght”
If Not Now When Poppabo Music –

RICK DROST “Pictures on the Wall”
Turning the World self –
BOB ROWE “Portraits”
Higher Ground September Records –
IRISH MYTHEN “Their Waltz”
Irish Mythen self –
ANTJE DUVEKOT “Diamond On Your Hand”
Big Dream Boulevard Black Wolf Records –

TOM CHAPIN “Fair Pay Fair Play Blues”
Threads self –
PETER, PAUL & MARY “How Can I Keep From Singing / The Great Storm is Over”
In These Times Rhino – ,

COSY SHERIDAN “Linda’s Song (We Sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow)”
Sometimes I Feel Too Much self –
EMMA’S REVOLUTION “Sing People Sing”
Revolution Now self –

ALICE HOWE “Homeland Blues”
You’ve Been Away So Long self –

SANDY ROSS “All My Heroes Sang the Blues”
All My Heroes Sang the Blues self –
KEN WHITELEY “Midnight Special”
Freedom Blues Borealis – ,
The Best of the 4th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival self –
various “New Minglewood Blues”
Jug Band Extravaganza Folk Era –

LORETTA HAGEN “You Were Brave”
Lucky Stars Trespass Music – ,
JOHN SMITH “Gravity of Grace”
Gravity of Grace self –
CHUCK E. COSTA “Amazing Grace”
Tribes HIll: We’re All Here Tribes Hill –

PHIL HENRY ACOUSTIC TRIO “Hard Times Come Again No More”
PHAT Live self –
BROOKLYN WOMEN’S CHORUS “National Anthem: Arise! Arise!”
I Will Sing! self –
PAUL SACHS “Late for the Protest”
Love is Love self –

CAITLIN BELEM ROMVEDT, DAVID ROMVEDT and JOE SEAMONS “The Biggest Thing that Man has Ever Done”
Roll Columbia: Woody Guthrie’s 26th Northwest Songs Smithsonian Folkways –

DAVID BROZA “One to Three”
The Set List Broza Records –

Poets, Philosophers, Workers & self –
THE MALVINAS “God Bless the Grass”
God Bless the Grass Soona Songs – ,
MAD AGNES “Guardians”
Hush self –

RED MOLLY “Homeward Bound”
The Red Album self –
FENDRICK & PECK “Vincent Black Lightning”
Lucky Penny self –

Sweet Honey in tbe Rock: A Tribute Appleseed Recordings – ,
VARIOUS ARTISTS “This Land is Our Land”
Azalea Sampler 3 Azalea City Recordings –
PETE SEEGER “Turn, Turn, Turn”
The Essential Pete Seeger Columbia Legacy –

THE SHORT SISTERS “It’s a Pleasure to Know You”
Downsized Black Socks Press –
BETH DESOMBRE “The Way to Hope”
Resistance self –

Ron Olesko
1000 River Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
click here for Traditions Archive
click here for Ron’s Soundcloud page

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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