Guitarist/Singer Fred Hellerman, last surviving original Weaver, Passes

Fred Hellerman

For any of us baby boomer folkies who came to this great community of music we called folk in the early- to mid-1960s, the Weavers were our perfect gateway drug. I can admit to a sense of awe and gratitude through every interaction I had with each of them through … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for September 4, 2016

Singer-songwriter Sharon Goldman joined me in the studio this week.  Sharon performed songs from her new CD “Kol Isha – A Woman’s Voice.”  I also chatted with Rex Fowler of Aztec Two-Step over the phone, discussing the upcoming 45th Anniversary Concert at the Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club at the Fair Lawn Community … → read more

Folksinger’s field report: August 5, 1964

Pete’s Seeger’s musical memoir, The Incompleat Folk Singer, includes the following entry for August 5, 1964.  I hope he’ll pardon me for quoting it in its entirety, but I think it informs our conversation here about music, tragedy, and political change quite well.  “Those Three Are On My Mind,” which … → read more