Podcast: Welcome Autumn
Episode #17-37 | airing 09-13-17

Autumn is my favorite time of the year. In the Northeast, the trees become a fire on the mountain. It fades all too quickly. This week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine I’ll share some of my favorite Autumn music, including John McCutcheon, Sally Rogers, Tim O’Brien, and of course Tom Rush and Fairport Convention. There will also be a surprise or two as we celebrate the Autumnal Equinox … 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
The Bucking Mules / “Fire on the Mountain” / Smoke Behind the Clouds / Free Dirt
John McCutcheon / “Colors” / Autumnsongs / Rounder
Mrs. Frances Perry / “Cranberry Song” / Folk Music from Wisconsin / Rounder
Jody Kruskal / “When the Frost is on the Punkin” / Concertina Valentine / Self Produced
Ari & Mia / “Marble Moon” / Land on Shore / Self Produced

Sally Rogers / “Old Father Fall” / In the Circle of the Sun / Flying Fish
Putnam String County Band / “Come to the Mountain” / Putnam String County Band / Rounder
Tim O’Brien / “The Apple Press/The Apple Cart” / Two Journeys / Howdy Skies
Rich Bala / “Apple Picker’s Reel” / Hudson Valley Traditions / North River
The Bucking Mules / “Wild Geese at Flight” / Smoke Behind the Clouds / Free Dirt

Frank Sinatra / “September Song” / September of My Years / Concord
Fairport Convention / “Who Knows Where the Time Goes” / Unhalfbricking / Carthage
Tom Rush / “Urge for Going” / The Circle Game / Elektra
Pete Sutherland / “The Apple Picker’s Waltz-The Beautiful Lights of Burlington” /
              Poor Man’s Dream / Epact
Emerald Rae / “Mountain Chant” / If Only I Could Fly / Green Jewel
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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