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

Two Sisters Redux – Part 2

detail from Twa Sisters – quilt by Dan Willig So, as I introduced in my first post this week, I’m trying to add some depth and variety to my first series of entries from six months ago on the ballad known as Child 10, “Two Sisters”, “Wind and Rain”, etc.  You can find … → read more

Two Soldiers

The Veteran in a New Field – Winslow Homer, 1865 I mentioned in my last week of posts that I’m preparing to take my 8th grade students to Gettysburg, and that all things Civil War occupy my mind this time of year.  The trip is quite an undertaking and I’m … → read more

Two Sisters / Wind and Rain

“Girl by Stream” Charles Van Shaick ca. 1880 This week finds us in new waters – sibling rivalry. Ok, ok, I know.  One thing to love about murder ballads is that we can’t dismiss the violence with simple explanations or psychobabble.  These songs are just too good for that.  They … → read more

Fair Ellender

For the first selection: Fair Ellender.   Here is Jerry Garcia and David Grisman’s version from “Shady Grove.” Fair Ellender  (Spotify) Here’s the same song on YouTube: (link replaced 12/10/14) While not the most famous of the genre, this one has had some legs, with versions by Mike Seeger, another … → read more