Love Songs
Episode #18-06 | airing 02-07-18

For this week’s show, we celebrate that special time when our thoughts turn to flowers, chocolates, romance and love: Valentine’s Day. We’ll hear songs that focus on the many kinds of love from Mare Wakefield & Nomad, Bill Staines, Leah Larson, Judy Collins, The Sweetback Sisters and many more. It’s songs of the heart … 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
Jim Childress / “Evan & Leah’s Wedding” / Free Union / Self Released
Mare Wakefield & Nomad / “Real Big Love” / Time to Fly / Maresie
John O’Connor / “Green Wisconsin Hills” / Rare Songs / Self Produced
Jody Kruskal / “She’s Got the Money Too” / Concertina Valentine / Self Produced
Bill Staines / “Roseville Fair” / First Million Miles / Rounder

Michael Cooney / “The Thing That Makes You Beautiful” / Together Again / Cove Haven
Pete Sutherland / “You Were the One Who Loved Me” / Poor Man’s Dream / Epact
Leah Larson / “Dangerous Boys” / Long Journey / Self Produced
Geoff and Maria Muldaur / “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” / Pottery Pie / Hannibal
Jim Childress / “Allie & Topher’s Wedding” / Free Union / Self Released

Judy Collins / “Pretty Polly” / Who Knows Where the Time Goes / Elektra
Rosanne Cash / “Loving You Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again) / The Life
              and Times of Kris Kristofferson / Blackbird
Alice Gerrard & Kay Justice / “I Heard the Bluebirds Sing” / Tear Down the Fences / Kbell
David Buskin / “When I Need You Most of All” / When October Goes / Philo
The Sweetback Sisters / “I Got Lucky With You” / King of Killing Time / Signature Sounds
Chris LaVancher / “Big Fat Love” / Big Fat Love / Self Produced
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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