Podcast: The Mountain State
Episode #17-44 | airing 11-01-17

I have just returned from West Virginia. It’s my second home. I We attended the Augusta Heritage Center October Fiddler’s Reunion an event encouraging friends to get together visit and play music before the arrival of the big snow. This week we’ll be listening to some great Old-Time music from Wilson Douglas, Gandydancer, Dwight Diller and many more. We’ll also sample some music from some of the finest songwriters from the Mountain State. We’ll include Billy Edd Wheeler, Kate Long, John Lilly, Tim O’brien and many more. Spend some time in the Mountain State … on this week’s 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 Modock Rounders / “West Fork Girls” / Old Tunes & New Blood / Buffalo Skinner
Gandydancer / “Boozefighters” / The Appalachians / Dualtone
Franklin George w/ John Summers / “Fiddle Medley” / Traditional Music for Banjo,
              Fiddle & Bagpipes / County
Phyllis Marks / “Scatter Seeds of Kindness” / Rare Archival Recordings from The
              West Virginia State Folk Festival / WV State FF
Wilson Douglas / “Sandy River Belles” / Fiddle Tunes from West Virginia / Self Produced

Joe Herrmann / “Itzy’s Polka” / Gather Round / Yodel-Ay-Hee
Jesse Milnes & Emily Miller / “Fun’s All Over” / Deep End Session II / Deep End Sessions
Dwight Diller / “Shady Grove” / New Plowed Ground / Yew Pine
Ben Townsend & Friends / “Roaring River” . Deep End Session III / Deep End Session
The Modock Rounders / “Camp Chase” / Old Tunes & New Blood / Buffalo Skinner

Billy Edd Wheeler / “High Flying Bird” / Paper Birds / Kapp
Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard / “Won’t You Come and Sing for Me” / Pioneering Women of Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
Kate Long / “McNamarra’s Tear” / Bigolady / Roane
Todd Burge / “Change (For Clean Water)” / Imitation Life / Bunj Jam
Tim O’Brien / “Where the River Meets the Road” / Where the River Meets the Road /
              Howdy Skies
John Lilly / “West Virginia Hills” / State Songs / Self Produced
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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