TRADITIONS playlist for October 2, 2016

A tribute to Oscar Brand.  Also, a visit from Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes. (Tune in to WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS every Sunday from 3pm to 6pm Eastern Time over WFDU-FM 89.1 in the NYC/Northern New Jersey area, on the web at www.wfdu.fm or iHeartRadio.com. The show can also be heard Saturday … → read more

Folk Revival Inspiration and Folk Radio Pioneer Oscar Brand Passes

During the evening of September 30th, the legendary Oscar Brand passed away at the age of 96. He died peacefully in his home in Great Neck, New York after a two week battle with pneumonia. The accomplishments of Oscar Brand could fill a book. He is in the Guinness Book … → read more

Podcast: Conventions, pt. 1
Episode #16-28 | airing 7-13-16

This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine Episode 16-28 we begin a two part feature focusing on the Political Conventions. This week we’ll turn our attention to two Civil Rights issues Racial Equality and LGBT Rights. We’ll hear from Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle, Gil Scott-Heron, Emma’s Revolution, Sam … → read more

Turn Your Radio On

WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Fund Drive Playlists for February 1 & 8, 2015 The Carter Family recording of “Heaven’s Radio” and John Hartford‘s version of “Turn Your Radio On” are two of my “lucky charm” songs that I play on my WFDU-FM radio show every February. While my show is not a … → read more

Unfinished Business

The weekend prior to Pete Seeger’s passing at the age of 94, an ironic, and in retrospect, provocative call came from Oscar Brand. This before I had any knowledge of Pete’s illness. “Hello Roger, this is Oscar. I’m calling to remind you, I want you to come over and record … → read more

Benefit Concert for NYC Folk Music Exhibit

Upcoming Folk Music Exhibit, Folk City

A benefit concert featuring Pete Seeger and other folk singers, musicians and writers will be held at the New York Academy of Medicine on Thursday, June 20th. The concert will benefit an upcoming folk music exhibit, “Folk City,” on display at the Museum of the City of New York in … → 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

PETE SEEGER TO BE A GUEST ON WFDU-FM’S TRADITIONS THIS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4TH

This Sunday on WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS (3 to 6pm ET), I am honored to present a conversation with Pete Seeger. The chat was recorded as part of a small press conference held last month at the Beacon Sloop Club, near Pete’s home. The club is also the home of the Woody … → read more