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.

Podcast: Two at a Time, part 2
Episode #17-29 | airing 7-19-17

This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine we finish our two part feature focusing on duets. The duet is one of the popular and durable combinations in folk music. We’ll hear selections from Ken & Brad Kolodner, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Simon & Garfunkel, Martin & Eliza Carty … → read more

Podcast: Two at a Time, part 1
Episode #17-28 | airing 7-12-17

This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine we begin a two part feature focusing on duets. The Duet is one of the most durable combination in folk music. We’ll hear music from The Two Man Gentleman Band, The Mastersons, Sara & Maybelle Carter, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Robin … → read more

Podcast: Topical 2017
Episode #17-27 | airing 7-05-17

With today’s hot political climate there have been many new topical songs written. This week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine we’ll sample some recent topical music from Joe Jencks, Fred Gillen, Jr, John McCutcheon, Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt, Harpeth Rising and many more. I think you will see … → read more

Podcast: Accordion Awareness Month
Episode #17-26 | airing 6-28-17

This week on The Sing Out Radio Magazine we celebrate Accordion Awareness Month. The month long celebration was created to promote one of the most versatile of instruments. We’ll hear players and music from the world over including the band Phonix from Denmark, Pekka Pentikainen & Antii Soininen from Finland … → read more

Podcast: Piedmont Blues 101
Episode #17-25 | airing 6-21-17

This week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine Episode 17-25 we continue with our occasional feature focusing on the fundamentals of a particular style of music. This week it’s Piedmont Blues 101. Piedmont Blues is generally a ragtime inspired music played mostly on the guitar. Originally it emanated from Virginia … → read more

Podcast: Acoustic Eclectic, pt. 2
Episode #17-24 | airing 6-14-17

This week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine Episode 17-24 we complete our Acoustic Eclectic feature with more recent music that pushes and expands the envelope of Acoustic Music. We’ll hear from Corkey Siegel’s Chamber Blues, Luminscent Orchestrii, Jayme Stone’s Folklife, Aly Bain-Ale Moller-Bruce Molsky and many more. We’re reestablishing … → read more

Podcast: Acoustic Eclectic
Episode #17-23 | airing 6-07-17

When I was younger I was easily excited by new sounds. The seemed to be everywhere. As I have grown older I find most new music interests me less and less. However, occasionally a recording comes along that really knocks my hat in the creek as my friend Joe Newberry … → read more

Podcast: Spend a Week With Woody
Episode #17-22 | airing 5-31-17

Woody Guthrie

In the past few years there has been a resurgence in interest in the music of Woody Guthrie. The political times we live in and the growing chasm between rich and poor in the US makes Woody’s music as relevant as ever. Additionally with Nora Guthrie, Woody’s daughter, encouraging current … → read more

Podcast: Down to the Sea, pt. 2
Episode #17-21 | airing 5-24-17

This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine we conclude our two part feature focusing on Maritime Music. We’ll hear Lee Murdock, Lindsay Straw, Gordon Bok, Lindsay Stray, Molly’s Revenge and many more. Back Down to the Sea on the next Sing Out! Radio Magazine. LISTEN: https://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1721_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via … → read more

Podcast: Down to the Sea, pt. 1
Episode #17-20 | airing 5-17-17

This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine we begin a two part feature focusing on Maritime Music. We’ll hear Waterson Carthy, John Robert & Tony Barrand, Cyril Tawney, Stan Rogers and many more. Down to the Sea on the next Sing Out! Radio Magazine. LISTEN: https://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1720_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via … → read more