TRADITIONS playlist #17-33

Airing live on WFDU on Sunday, August 12, 2017 from 3-5pm Re-broadcast Saturday, August 19, 2017 (with a bonus hour) on BluesAndRootsRadio.com This week’s was prepared as a reaction to the events that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia and the aftermath. We shared songs about the Civil Rights movement as well … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist #17-32

Airing live on WFDU on Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 3-5pm Re-broadcast Saturday, August 12, 2017 (with a bonus hour) on BluesAndRootsRadio.com (Tune in to for the 2-hour version of WFDU’s TRADITIONS each Sunday from 3pm to 5pm Eastern Time over WFDU-FM 89.1 in the NYC/Northern New Jersey area, or … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist #17-31

Airing live on WFDU on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 3-5pm Re-broadcast Saturday, August 5, 2017 (with a bonus hour) on BluesAndRootsRadio.com (Tune in to for the 2-hour version of WFDU’s TRADITIONS each Sunday from 3pm to 5pm Eastern Time over WFDU-FM 89.1 in the NYC/Northern New Jersey area, or … → read more

2017 NERFA Formal Showcase Artists Announced

I have been attending the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference (NERFA) since the late 1990s. This annual gathering of artists, DJs, promoters, presenters and fans has been a gathering that has a profound influence on me. NERFA provides an opportunity to meet with old friends, hear “new” artists and to … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist #17-30

Airing live on WFDU on Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 3-5pm Re-broadcast Saturday, July 29, 2017 (with a bonus hour) on BluesAndRootsRadio.com Anne Saunders, artistic director of the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, joined us to discuss the history of this influential festival and to preview the 29th edition coming up … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist #17-29

Airing live on WFDU on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 from 3-5pm Re-broadcast Saturday, July 22, 2017 (with a bonus hour) on BluesAndRootsRadio.com July 19th marks the 15th anniversary of the passing of singer-songwriter Dave Carter. His loss shocked the folk community as we lost a friend whose influence and talent … → read more

Old Songs 2017: A Review

Readers of this blog will note that I have frequently discussed, reviewed and extolled the virtues of the Old Songs Festival that takes place each June in Altamont, New York. I am happy to report that the 2017 edition, the 37th Annual Old Songs Folk Festival of Traditional Music and … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist #17-28

Airing live on WFDU on Sunday, July 9th, 2017 from 3-5pm Re-broadcast Saturday, July 15, 2017 (with a bonus hour) on BluesAndRootsRadio.com An exploration of the use of trains in folk songs was heard during the first hour (exclusive to the BluesAndRoots Radio.com broadcast). We also shared new music from … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for July 2, 2017

Re-broadcast Saturday July 8, 2017 (with a bonus hour) on BluesAndRootsRadio.com Starting this week, TRADITIONS is being broadcast as a two-hour program on WFDU-FM on Sunday afternoons. The full three-hour show can be heard on BluesAndRootsRadio.com the following Saturday night each week at 6:30pm. Plans are afoot for the three-hour … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for June 25, 2017

(Tune in to WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS every Sunday from 3pm to 6pm Eastern Timeover WFDU-FM 89.1 in the NYC/Northern New Jersey area,or on the web at www.wfdu.fm or iHeartRadio.com. The show can also be heard Saturday evenings at 6:30pm ET at www.bluesandroots.radio.com. On-demand streams of shows, including this one, are archived … → read more