TRADITIONS playlist #17-41

Airing live on WFDU on Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 3-5pm

Re-broadcast Saturday, October 14, 2017 and Tuesday, October 17, 2017 (with a bonus hour) on BluesAndRootsRadio.com

Andrew Ratshin, one of the founding members of Uncle Bonsai, joined me this week to share songs from the trio’s new CD The Family Feast, their first studio recording in over 7 years. Andrew also tells the story of how the trio came together 36 years ago.  You can hear the interview by clicking on the link below.

(Tune in to for the 2-hour version of WFDU’s TRADITIONS each Sunday from 3pm to 5pm Eastern Time over WFDU-FM 89.1 in the NYC/Northern New Jersey area, or on the web at www.wfdu.fm or iHeartRadio.com. The full 3-hour program airs each week on the following Saturday from 6:30-9:30pm and Tuesdays from10:00pm-1:00am Eastern Time at BluesAndRootsRadio.com. (The 2-hour version is also available via on-demand stream for two weeks after the WFDU airing by clicking HERE. TRADITIONS is a Sing Out! Radio Partner.)

ARTIST “Tune / Song”
ALBUM Label – Website

HOUR 1 (Exclusively on Blues and Roots Radio.com)
Theme: HARVEY REID “Dirty Dish Rag”
Solo Guitar Sketchbook Woodpecker Records – www.woodpecker.com
MOLASSES CREEK “It’s A Sin to Tell A Lie”
An Island Out of Time self – www.molassescreek.com

CHRIS HILLMAN “New Old John Robertson”
Bidin’ My Time Rounder – www.rounder.com , www.chrishillman.com
STEVE MARTIN and THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS “Girl From River Run”
The Long Awaited Album Rounder – www.rounder.com , www.stevemartin.com
TYLER HUGHES & SAM GLEAVES “Georgia Row”
Tyler Hughes and Sam Gleaves self – www.samandtylermusic.com
CHEROKEE MAIDENS “My Dixie Darling”
My Dixie Darling self – www.cherokeemaidens.com

JOE JENCKS “Hands”
Poets, Philosophers, Workers & self – www.joejencks.com
JOSH WHITE JR “Grandma’s Hands”
Live Silverwolf Records – www.joshwhitejr.com
KEN WHITELEY “Give Your Hands to Struggle”
Freedom Blues Borealis Records – www.borealisrecords.com , www.kenwhiteley.com
TOWNES VAN ZANDT “Two Hands”
Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessons & Demos 1971-1972 Omnivore Recordings – www.ominivorerecordings.com
AMY CAROL WEBB “No Hand’s But Ours”
Faith, Fortitude Friends self – www.amycarolwebb.com

CHAIM TANNENBAUM “London Longing for Home”
Chaim Tannenbaum Story Sound Records – www.storysoundrecords.com
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL “Homeward Bound”
Old Friends Live on Stage Warner Brothers – www.warnerbrothersrecords.com

JOE HICKERSON & MICHAEL COONEY “What’s The Life of A Man”
Fox Hollow Folk Festival, Vol. 7 1972 out of print
HEM “Burying Song”
Rabbit Songs Rounder – www.rounder.com

HOUR 2 (WFDU broadcast starts here)
MELANIE “Nickel Song”
Beautiful People: The Greatest Hits of Melanie Buddah – www.melaniesafka.com

BELA FLECK & ABIGAIL WASHBURN “Medley: Sally in the Garden / Big Country / Molly Put the Kettle On”
Echo in the Valley Red House Records – www.redhouserecords.com
KATIE MCNALLY TRIO “John Roy Stewart / Kenny Giles of Portnalong, Skye”
The Boston States self – www.katiemcnally.com

CAROLANN SOLEBELLO “Matches”
MP3 self – www.carolannsolebello.com
PAUL SACHS “The Best Hope Can Do”
Love is Love self – www.paulsachs.com
ROBINSON & ROHE “Safe Harbor”
Hunger self – www.robinsonandrohe.com

BETT PADGETT “Shower the People”
At the End of the Day Ceildhe’s Music – www.bethpadgett.com
PETER SPENCER “Could Not Say Goodbye”
Fare You Well self – www.peterspencer.com
RANDALL KROMM “Water Wheel”
Rough and Polished Stones self – www.randallkromm.com

HUGH O’DOHERTY “I Miss…”
Quints self – www.sonicbids.com/hughodoherty
JANE ROSS FALLON “Sweet Poison”
Songs on Purpose Town Forest Books & Music –
ART PODELL “Blame it on the Russians”
single Amsqosh Records – www.artpodell.com

HOUR THREE
Guest: ANDREW RATSHIN of Uncle Bonsai
UNCLE BONSAI “Problems”
The Family Feast Yellow Tail Records – www.yellowtailrecords.com , www.unclebonsai.com
UNCLE BONSAI “Bat”
THE FAMILY FEAST Yellow Tail Records – www.yellowtailrecords.com , www.unclebonsai.com
UNCLE BONSAI “The Monster in the Closet”
The Family Feast Yellow Tail Records – www.yellowtailrecords.com , www.unclebonsai.com

THE WAILIN’ JENNYS “Wildflowers”
Fifteen Red House Records – www.redhouserecords.com , www.thewailinjennys.com
THE WAILIN’ JENNYS “Light of A Clear Blue Morning”
Fifteen Red House Records – www.redhouserecords.com , www.thewailinjennys.com
THE WAILIN’ JENNYS “Loves Me Like A Rock”
Fifteen Red House Records – www.redhouserecords.com , www.thewailinjennys.com

DENNIS DOUGHERTY “The Farmer is the Man”
Songs From the Dog House Thinking Dog Records – www.dennisdougherty.com
DAN ZANES with ALOE BLAC & LITTLE GOOSE “Boll Weevil”
Lead Belly, Baby! Smithsonian Folkways – www.folkways.si.edu
ED MCCURDY “Josie”
Constant Sorrow: Gems From the Elektra Vaults One Day Music – www.onedaymusic.co.uk
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Ron Olesko
WFDU-FM
1000 River Road
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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