Contrasts, Pt. 2: Some Time in Canada
Episode #18-05 | airing 01-31-18

This week we complete our two-part feature “Contrast” with a trip to Canada … a big change from last week’s trip to the Tropics. We’ll hear music from Shawna Caspi, John Reischman & the Jaybirds, Eve Goldberg, David Francey, and of course Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Stan Rogers plus a few surprises. So put down that snowshovel!! It’s the Great White North … 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
Jackie Dunn MacIssac, Wendy MacIssac / “Strathspeys and Reels” / The Heart of Cape Breton /
              Smithsonian Folkways
Gordon Lightfoot / “Alberta Bound” / Don Quixote / Warner Brothers
Shawna Caspi / “Oleaster” / Forest Fire / Self Produced
James Keelaghan / “Sweetgrass Moon” / History / Borealis

John Reischman & the Jaybirds / “Lancaster Sound” / Vintage Unique / Corvus
Joni Mitchell / “Urge for Going” / Songs of a Prairie Girl / Elektra
Neil Young / “Tell Me Why” / Live at the Cellar Door / Reprise
Brenda Stubbert, Brian Doyle & Richard Wood / “Ceilidh” / The Heart of Cape Breton
              / Smithsonian Folkways

Eve Goldberg / “Union Street Cafe” / Crossing the Water / Borealis
Shelley Posen / “The Old Songs’ Home” / The Old Songs’ Home / Well Done Music
Bruce Cockburn / “When the Sun Goes Nova” / Night Vision / ESD

Stan Rogers / “Fisherman’s Wharf” / Fogarty’s Come / Borealis
David Francey / “Holy Ground” / Empty Train / Laker
The Band / “Orange Juice Blues” / Music from Big Pink / Capitol
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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