Old Songs 2017: A Review

Readers of this blog will note that I have frequently discussed, reviewed and extolled the virtues of the Old Songs Festival that takes place each June in Altamont, New York. I am happy to report that the 2017 edition, the 37th Annual Old Songs Folk Festival of Traditional Music and … → read more

Podcast: On the Sea and Shore
Episode #16-26 | airing 6-29-16

Mystic Seaport recently held it’s Sea Music Festival. It would seem to be a good time to listen to some music from the sea and shore. On this week’s program we’ll hear music from Cyril Tawney, Debra Cowan, Cindy Kallet & Gray Larsen, Stan Rogers and many more. Let’s go … → read more

Ron’s Favorites of 2015

Ron Olesko on the air at WFDU-FM on June 15, 2004

& WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for January 10, 2016 The year 2016 is two weeks old and I have already received over a dozen new recordings to share on my radio show. While I am looking forward to all the musical treats the coming 12 months promise, I want to take a … → read more

Driving Dull Care Away

Preview of a new CD from John Roberts & Debra Cowanand WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for August 9, 2015 Oh why should we our lot complain Or grieve at our distress? Some think if they could riches gain T’would be true happiness. But alas in vain is all their strife Life’s … → read more