Sing Me a Story, Pt. 2
Episode #17-49 | airing 12-06-17

This week we conclude our two-part feature “Sing Me a Story,” focusing on singers and songwriters who tell wonderful stories in their songs. We’ll hear tales from the North Woods with Brian Miller & Randy Goza, A classic song from James Keelaghan, some great English story-songs from Martin & Eliza Carthy and Martin Simpson, and a song about a blizzard from Hal Cannon. Sing Me a Story, pt. 2 … 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
Tony Elman / “Raindance” / Earth Tones / Acorn
Brian Miller and Randy Gosa / “The Falling of the Pines” / The Falling of the Pines / Two Tap
Celia Evans / “Cutting Down the Pines” / Songs to Keep . Tauny
Kitty Donohoe / “Voyageurs” / Bunyan & Banjos / Roheen

Norah Rendell / “Lost Jimmie Whalen” / Spinning Yarns / Two Tap
James Keelaghan / “McConnville’s” / House of Cards / Borealis
Tony Elman / “Planxty Frank” / Earth Tones / Acorn

Jackie Oates / “The Trees They Are So High” / Saturnine / ECC
Martin Simpson / “Reynardine” / Trails and Tribulations / Topic
Martin & Eliza Carthy / “Blackwell Merry Night” / The Moral of the Elephant / Topic

Hal Cannon / “The Blizzard” / Hal Cannon / Okehdokee
Michael Cooney / “Old Beer Bottle” / Together Again / Cove Haven
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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