On the Edge
Episode #17-50 | airing 12-13-17

For this show, we are sharing some recent recordings from artists that play music the pushes the envelope. We’ll hear from Trio Dhoore from Belgium, Anna Lisa Tornfelt & Gideon Freudmann, Annie Gallup and The David Grisman Sextet among others. Music at the edges of what we usually think of as folk music … 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
Trio Dhoore / “Transatlantic Groove” / Momentum / Self Produced
Sultans of String / “The Little Swallow-Al Vielo” / Christmas Caravan / MCK
Dick Connette / “Black River Falls” / American Folk Fantasies / Storysound
Annalisa Tornfelt & Gideon Freudmann / “Midnight Moon” / Unraveling / Jealous Butcher

Jennifer Cutting’s Ocean Orchestra / “Johnny Has Gone Electric / Waves / SunSign
Annie Gallup / “Coyote Highway” / Lucy Remembers Her Father / Gallway Bay
Michael Spiro & Joe Galvin / “Elekoto” / Bakini-El Nuevo Mundo / IU Music
Trio Dhoore / “The Goderich Tornado” / Momentum / Self Produced

Boubacar Traore’ / “Ben De Kadi” / Dounia Tabolo / Lusafrica
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn / “Bloomin’ Rose” / Echo in the Valley / Rounder
Hasa-Mazzotta / “Novolunio” / Novolunio / Ponderosa
The David Grisman Sextet / “The Purple Grotto” / The David Grisman Sextet / Acoustic Disc
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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