About Mark D. Moss

Mark is the editor of Sing Out! magazine, and has served as the executive director of the non-profit since 1983.

Guy Carawan Passes

Guy Carawan, photo by Heather Carawan

Folksinger, civil rights activist, folklorist and organizer Guy Carawan passed away this past Saturday evening, May 2nd, at age 87. A dear, gentle and thoughtful man, Guy was a powerful and key figure in championing southern music and culture, and is credited for his part in both bringing that music … → read more

The Gene Shay Celebration Recap

On March 1st, 2015, we packed the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia to the gills in celebration of “the dean of folk radio” Gene Shay’s 80th birthday (and his recent retirement from radio). Thanks to the amazing line-up of performers: Tom Paxton, Janis Ian, Silk City, Kim and Reggie Harris, … → read more

VARIOUS ARTISTS: Dear Jean

              Various Artists Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie Compass Records #7 4631 2 www.compassrecords.com There are two things any and every true aficionado of folk music should know full well about Jean Ritchie: First that she is one of the most important and … → read more

Kerrville Folk Fest Founder Rod Kennedy Dies

We received word earlier today that Rod Kennedy, music lover, impresario and founder of the Kerrville Folk Festivals, passed away this morning in Kerrville, Texas, at 84. As anyone who ever visited his Quiet Valley Ranch, amidst the dust and blazing sun of the Texas Hill Country summers, could attest, … → read more

Two New Blogs Added to Sing Out!

We’re pleased to announce some great additions to the Sing Out! “online content” family! We’ve been exploring ways to build more traffic and activity on our site, adding useful archival material (like the only Broadsides and People’s Songs collections that have already been added to our pages) … and today … → read more

Listen to a Pete Seeger Interview Radio Special

Pete Seeger at Clearwater

In the fall of 2008, Matt Watroba (then the host) interviewed Pete for a special feature for The Sing Out! Radio Magazine. The interview, interwoven with lots of recordings of Pete’s songs, both by Pete himself and a wide range of covers by a sampling of other artists inspired by … → read more

Sing Out! Mourns the Passing of Pete Seeger

Last night, at around 9:30 pm, Pete Seeger passed on. He was 94, so it shouldn’t have been a huge shock or surprise … but Pete was always so engaged, inspiring, and such a curious amalgamation of sage wisdom with a flexibility and ability to evolve that is usually reserved … → read more