Happy New Year!
Episode #17-52 | airing 12-27-17

For this week’s show we welcome in the New Year with songs about the holiday, reflection … and a few dance tunes to help with the celebration. We’ll hear music from John McCutcheon, Robin Greenstein, Zoe Mulford and Herdman Hills & Mangsen. Cut a rug to Foot-Notes, Pat Spaeth, Vivian & Phil Williams. Hope for the future with The Beers Family and Emily Smith. All that … 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
Footnotes / “Alfred Blagen’s Hoppwaltz” / My Father Was A Fiddler… / Self Produced
Joe Newberry et al / “First Day of the Year” / The Gathering / Sycamore Road
John McCutcheon / “Down in Yon Forest-New Year’s Eve” / Winter Solstice / Rounder
Robin Greenstein / “Happy New Year” / Tears and Laughter / Windy
Pat Spaeth-Phil Williams-Vivian Williams / “Starry Nights & Candlelight” / Starry Nights
              & Candlelight / Voyager

Herdman-Hills-Mangsen / “At the Turning of the Year” / At the Turning of the Year / Hand
              & Heart
The Barolk Folk / “Come Let Us Be Merry-New Years Day in the Morning” / Come Let Us Be Merry /
              Musical Heritage
Jesse Palidofsky / “Water the Seeds of Joy” / Dancing Toward the Light / Azalea City
Footnotes / “Johan Arndt’s Polka” / My Father Was A Fiddler… / Self Produced

Zoe Milford / “Answer the Knock at the Door” / Holiday Snowflakes / Azalea City
The Beers Family / “The Seasons of Peace” / Season’s of Peace / Biograph
Emily Smith / “A Life that’s Good” / Songs for Christmas / White Fall

Mary Harris / “Happy New Year Blues” / Where Will You Be Christmas Day / Dust to Digital
Otis & Carla / “New Year’s Resolution” / Soul Christmas / Atlantic
BB King / “Bringing in a Brand New Year” / The Christmas Collection / MCA
James Taylor / “Auld Land Syne” / James Taylor at Christmas / Columbia
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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