Podcast: For Chuck, pt 2
Episode #17-15 | airing 4-12-17

As with last week’s edition of The Sing Out! Radio Magazine we’re focusing our attention on Chuck Berry in this program of covers and tunes by Mr. Berry. We lost Chuck on March 18th. As I mentioned last week that my plan of doing a program comprised entirely of Chuck … → read more

Legend and Outlaw: Jesse James and the Ballad Tradition

Legends Among a few adults who spooked me when I was a girl (my school bus driver, who kept a bottle in a brown bag beneath his seat; a guy at the car wash who sometimes shut the system down when we were in the middle of a soap cycle), … → read more

Podcast: The Tribute, pt 1
Episode #15-34 | airing 8-19-15

Ever since the Concert for Bangladesh organized by George Harrison there have been countless concerts and recordings in tribute to a musical style or an artist. The next two weeks we will sample some of the very best. This week we’ll hear tributes to Pete Seeger, Lester Flatt & Earl … → read more

EMMYLOU HARRIS and RODNEY CROWELL: The Traveling Kind

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell The Traveling Kind

        EMMYLOU HARRIS and RODNEY CROWELL The Traveling Kind Nonesuch www.nonesuch.com   Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell won a Grammy for their 2013 release Old Yellow Moon and fortunately for us, they’ve followed it up with another tasty offering. This time, they wrote some great new material … → read more

SORM Playlist #15-19: Tell Me A Story
(airing the week starting 5-06-15)

Emmylou Harris and Oscar

The Classics of literature have frequently been inspiration for songwriters. Sometimes they put a tune to established verse and sometimes the literary piece only serves as inspiration for a new piece of music. This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine we’ll hear music inspired by great literature all intended … → read more

EMMYLOU HARRIS & RODNEY CROWELL: Old Yellow Moon

        EMMYLOU HARRIS     & RODNEY CROWELL Old Yellow Moon Nonesuch 534285 www.nonesuch.com   Wonderfully produced by Nashville veteran Brian Ahern (George Jones, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison), who also adds guitar throughout, Old Yellow Moon is the first official collaboration by the pair since Crowell originally joined Harris’ Hot … → read more

Outlaws, Bandits, and Troubadours

Steve Earle and Townes Van Zandt After such a long post last time, I plan for this one to be long on music and short on text.  If there’s a narrative to capture here, it’s that I think “Pancho and Lefty” has become a favorite for singer-songwriters and performers following … → read more