Podcast: Innovators, pt. 2
Episode #16-32 | airing 8-10-16

This week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine we complete our two part feature focusing on Innovators in Acoustic Music. We’ll hear some fascinating reworkings of Pop classics as well as some innovations in Klezmer and Dance music. Artists include Paul Simon, The Horseflies, The Klezmorim and Rodney Miller. LISTEN: … → read more

Dom Flemons: MBMonday Interview, Part Two

This is Part Two of Murder Ballad Monday’s interview with Dom Flemons. Read Part One here. MBM: I’d be interested to find out about current projects. Prospect Hill came out last year, 2014. What’s coming up next for you. Will you be going into any of this territory [murder ballads] … → read more

Dom Flemons: MBMonday Interview, Part One

We noticed a few months ago that Dom Flemons started “liking” and re-posting some of our posts on Facebook. Grateful for his enthusiasm and advocacy … and not wanting to let any good deed go unpunished…we reached out to see if he’d be willing to spend some time with us … → read more

DOM FLEMONS: Prospect Hill

          Dom Flemons Prospect Hill Music Maker Foundation www.musicmaker.org   The Carolina Chocolate Drops have been a brilliant beacon of American music from the beginning. Over time they have expanded their purview from early black string band music, a form largely ignored until they shone their … → read more

VARIOUS ARTISTS: We Are The Music Makers!

        VARIOUS ARTISTS We Are The Music Makers!: Preserving      the Soul of America’s Music Music Maker Relief Foundation www.musicmaker.org   Founded in 1984, the North Carolina-based Music Maker Relief Foundation – led by Tim and Denise Duffy – is utterly pragmatic in its goals: preserving traditional southern … → read more

Hang down your head, Tom Dooley

G.B. Grayson and Henry Whitter [This is the second post this week on “Tom Dooley.” The first post gives the basics of the underlying story.] Hardly a fiddler or a banjo picker in our county… “I’ll tell you all Verlee and I can remember about Tom Dula…. Laura Foster was a cousin … → read more


Carolina Chocolate Drops: Leaving Eden

        CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS Leaving Eden Nonesuch 529809 www.nonesuch.com www.carolinachocolatedrops.com   The second Nonesuch CD from the Carolina Chocolate Drops is an aural wonderland! I’ve been listening to this band since their days as Sankofa Strings and what started out for me as a curiosity has become … → read more