Podcast: Accordion Awareness Month
Episode #17-26 | airing 6-28-17

This week on The Sing Out Radio Magazine we celebrate Accordion Awareness Month. The month long celebration was created to promote one of the most versatile of instruments.
We’ll hear players and music from the world over including the band Phonix from Denmark, Pekka Pentikainen & Antii Soininen from Finland and Manka Le Phallang from South Africa.
North American players Steve Riley, Jody Kruskal, The Subdudes, and The Red Clay Ramblers hold down the homefront.
Put aside your misconceptions and join us for an hour of wonderful music featuring the accordion.

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Artist / “Title” / CD / Label

Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways
Jimmy Shand / “The Cumberland Reel” / The Accordion World of the Legendary Jimmy Shand MBE / REL Records
Richard Thompson / “Don’t Sit On My Jimmy Shands” / Rumor And Sigh / Capitol
Phonix / “Fantegutten” / Folk 2005 Music from Denmark / MXP
Jody Kruskal / “Arnold the Armadillo” / Concertina Valentine / Self Produced

Pekka Pentikainen & Antti Soininen / “Mustan Aukon Tango” / Mr. Malaska / iMu
The Red Clay Ramblers / “I Crept into the Crypt” / Live / Self Produced
Sharon Shannon / “Dance of the Honeybees” / Each Little Thing / Green Linnet
The Subdudes / “Love O’ Love” / Primitive Streak / High Street
Jimmy Shand / “Set of Reels” / The Accordion World of the Legendary Jimmy Shand MBE / REL Records

Paul Simon / “The Boy in the Bubble” / Graceland / Warner Brothers
Manka Le Phallang / “Moea O Foke” / Homeland / Rounder
Albert Chevalier / “Zydeco Sont Pas Sale” / Zydeco-The Early Years (1961-62) / Arhoolie
Bruce Springsteen / “Wild Billy”s Circus Story” / The Wild, The Innocent And the E Street Shuffle / Columbia

Rant Maggie Rant / “On the Wings of a Skorie” / Latitude / Self Produced
Steve Riley / “The Marc Savoy Medley” / Cajun Accordion Kings and the Queen / Valcour
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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