Native Tapestry
Episode #17-46 | airing 11-15-17

November has been designated Native American Heritage Month. We celebrate this week with a wide selection of music from various North American musicians. Included are great songs from Bill Miller, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Joanne Shenandoah and Walela, and we include a wonderful story from Murray Porter and a fiddle tune from Jimmy Larocque. Sample the rich tapestry of music from the First Nations … this week on 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
R. Carlos Nakai & William Eaton / “Hunter’s Twilight” / Carry the Gift / Canyon
Buffy Sainte-Marie / “Now That the Buffalo’s Gone” / I’m Gonna Be A Country Girl Again /
              Vanguard
Walela with Rita Coolidge / “The Apache Honoring Song” / Tribal Voices / Earthbeat
Bill Miller / “Reservation Road” / Reservation Road-Live / Rosebud

Murray Porter / “Dog Lover” / Legends I Am an Eagle / Curb
Bruce Cockburn / “Hoop Dancer” / The Trouble With Normal / Columbia
R. Carlos Nakai & William Eaton / “Hunter’s Twilight” / Carry the Gift / Canyon

Joanne Shenandoah / “Circle of Friendship” / Life Blood / Silver Wave
Jerry Alfred & The Medicine Beat / “Nendaa-Go Back” / Native America / Putumayo
Jimmie LaRocque / “Road to Batoche” / Wood that Sings / Smithsonian Folkways

Johnny Cash / “The Ballad of Ira Hayes” / Bitter Tears / Columbia
Primeaux & Mike / “Amazing Grace (in Sioux)” / Walk in Beauty / Canyon
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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