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: 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

Podcast: Monterey at 50
Episode #17-31 | airing 8-02-17

There has been quite a bit of nostalgic interest in the Monterey Pop Festival as it and the “Summer of Love” turn 50 this year. I was 15-years-old when Monterey Pop happened, and I was drawn to the festival and all the happenings in San Francisco. I have to admit … → read more

Podcast: Folk from the UK 101
Episode #17-30 | airing 7-26-17

This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine we continue our occasional feature exploring a specific style of music. This week we explore folk music from the UK. British folk music has been widely collected and housed in the English Folk Dance and Song Society. We’ll hear from one of … → read more

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