Podcast: All Blues
Episode #17-36 | airing 09-06-17

I receive lots of Blues CDs from artists and I use very few of them on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine. This week we catch up with some of the best recent releases. We’ll hear music from Kim Simmonds, Sherman Holmes, Debbie Davies, Selwyn Birchwood and many more. It’s All Blues on this edition of The 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
Kim Simmonds / “Walking the Guitar” / Jazzin’ On The Blues / Pamache
Rick Estrin & the Nightcats / “I Ain’t All That” / Groovin’ in Greaseland / Alligator
Debbie Davies / “I Get the Blues So Easy” / Love Spin / Little Dipper

The Sherman Holmes Project / “Green River” / The Richmond Sessions / M.C. Records
The McIntosh County Shouters / “Drive Ol’ Joe” / Spirituals & Shout Songs
              from the Georgia Coast / Smithsonian Folkways
Ranky Tanky / “You Gotta Move” / Ranky Tanky / Self Produced
Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons with Phil Wiggins / “Shanghai Rooster” / A Black & Tan Ball /
Kim Simmonds / “Rollin’ the Blues” / Jazzin’ On The Blues / Pamache

Selwyn Birchwood / “Guilty Pleasures” / Pick Your Poison / Alligator
Mavis Staples / “On My Way” / We’ll Never Turn Back / Anti
J.B. Hutto & his Hawks w/ Sunnyland Slim / “The Same Mistake Twice” / Hawk Squat / Delmark

Duke Robillard & his All-Star Combo / “No More Tears” / Blues Full Circle / Stony Plain
Al Basile / “Wrong to be Right” / Quiet Money / Sweetspot
The Cash Box Kings / “All Night Long” / Royal Mint / Alligator
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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