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: My Viet Nam War Soundtrack
Episode #17-41 | airing 10-11-17

Many of you have watched the new documentary on The Viet Nam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. It’s a remarkable piece of work. I became much more aware politically and musically in the second half of the 1960s, and have decided to put together a soundtrack from the … → read more

Podcast: Honoring Woody
Episode #17-40 | airing 10-04-17

October 3, 2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the death of Woody Guthrie. On this week’s program we’ll hear Woody along with some wonderful covers of his songs from Cisco Houston, James Talley, Anne Feeney and others. We’ll also hear new melodies adapted to Woody’s lyrics from Tim O’Brien, Jay … → read more

Podcast: A Fiddlers’ Convention
Episode #17-39 | airing 09-27-17

In my area, September means a return to school, football season and many harvest festivals. For more than 30 years, my Septembers also mean another edition of our local fiddlers’ convention in Lyons Station, PA. On this week’s program we’ll have our own fiddlers’ convention, as I play music from … → read more

Podcast: Wasn’t That A Mighty Storm
Episode #17-38 | airing 09-20-17

It’s amazing how lives can change in just a very short time. The two recent hurricanes Harvey and Irma destroyed vast areas on the mainland US and in the Caribbean. For this week’s show, I’ve collected some music appropriate to these recent disasters. The program’s title, “Wasn’t That a Mighty … → read more

Podcast: Welcome Autumn
Episode #17-37 | airing 09-13-17

Autumn is my favorite time of the year. In the Northeast, the trees become a fire on the mountain. It fades all too quickly. This week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine I’ll share some of my favorite Autumn music, including John McCutcheon, Sally Rogers, Tim O’Brien, and of course … → read more

Podcast: All Blues
Episode #17-36 | airing 09-06-17

I receive lots of Blues CDs from artists and I use very few of them on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine. This week we catch up with some of the best recent releases. We’ll hear music from Kim Simmonds, Sherman Holmes, Debbie Davies, Selwyn Birchwood and many more. It’s All … → read more

Podcast: Celebration of Labor
Episode #17-35 | airing 8-30-17

In honor of Labor Day, I’ve collected some rare and better known songs about the labor struggle. Today many of us take for granted the great strides made by the labor movement, improving the lives of all workers. We’ll hear music from Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Utah Philips, Maria Dunn … → read more

Podcast: Sing Out! Some Great Singalongs
Episode #17-34 | airing 8-23-17

When I was a kid my family loved to sing. My Sister had a lovely soprano voice and my Dad sang all these out dated silly songs that at the time embarrassed me. Now I’d give anything to hear him sing again. This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine, … → read more

Podcast: Planes Trains and Automobiles, pt. 2
Episode #17-33 | airing 8-16-17

We continue with some more great traveling music this week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine. It’s vacation time with music from John Gorka, John Hartford, Kris Kristofferson, Richard Thompson and many more. LISTEN: https://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1733_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, click .  |   To listen using Stitcher, click . Artist / … → read more

Podcast: Planes, Trains and Automobiles, pt. 1
Episode #17-32 | airing 8-09-17

This is the time of the year for family vacations, in fact I’m taking my vacation in West Virginia this week. We’ll feature music from Tim O’Brien, Tony Trischka, Kate Campbell, Rory Block and of course Steve Goodman. Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Pt. 1, on the next Sing Out! Radio … → read more