TRADITIONS playlist for April 30, 2017

Re-broadcast Saturday May 6 on www.bluesandrootsradio.com By coincidence of their separate touring schedules, two outstanding artists joined me in the studio today – Alice Howe and Bing Futch. Boston-based singer-songwriter Alice Howe recently released an impressive EP titled You’ve Been Away So Long that has received strong reviews and comparrisions … → read more

Jerry Epstein, 1941-2015

On September 23, the folk music community lost one of its guiding lights with the passing of Jerry Epstein. To sum up all the contributions and inspiration this man provided is an impossible task. Labels of folklorist, singer, arranger, conductor, concertina player, pianist, dancer, caller, writer, teacher and organizer are … → read more

OSCAR BRAND, JEAN RITCHIE, NORRIS BENNETT & JERRY EPSTEIN SING AND CHAT ON WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS

This Sunday, November 11th, I will present a “sneak preview” of the upcoming Eisteddfod-New York Festival. This remarkable festival of traditional music will take place next weekend (November 16-18th) at the Renaissance Charter School in Jackson Heights, Queens. The festival (indoors of course!) will feature numerous workshops, performances, and opportunities … → read more