Ron’s Favorites of 2017

Before 2017 becomes a distant image in the rear view mirror, I would like to share my ten favorite recordings from last year. Although 2018 is brand new, I am beginning to receive CDs and files — the first one arriving on January 2! I’ve also had the honor to … → read more

Pat Wictor’s Vision of Phil Ochs

One of the most remarkable recordings that crossed my threshold in recent months is Pat Wictor’s This Is Absolutely Real: Visions and Versions of Phil Ochs. Keeping himself busy as a member of Brother Sun, it has been eight years since Pat last released a solo recording. As the trio … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for March 12, 2017

A busy and fun show with two guests this week. Pat Wictor joined me to discuss his new CD This is Absolutely Real: Visions and Versions of Phil Ochs. The songs Pat chose show the diversity and depth of Phil Och’s songwriting, and the innovative settings showcase the immense talents … → read more

Brother Sun to Set in 2017

Brother Sun, the popular trio of Greg Greenway, Joe Jencks and Pat Wictor have decided that the group will cease touring in 2017 and each artist will pursue individual projects.  This will effectively end a six year run that saw the Brother Sun grace stages of venues and festivals across the continent and … → read more


Tickets are going very, very fast. Less than 25 tickets remain for this Sunday’s (March 29) concert at the Fair Lawn Community Center when the Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club presents “TraditionsFest” at 2pm. The afternoon concert will benefit WFDU-FM and Traditions. We strongly suggest ordering in advance at!!!!This … → read more


No matter how hard we try, this time of year seems to bring unwanted hustle and bustle in our lives. Leave the stress behind and join us this Saturday night at the Fair Lawn Community Center when the Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club presents “Blues at the Crossroads: Saints and … → read more

The Kennedys, Hurdy Gurdy, more photos

Pete and Maura Kennedy will be my special guests on WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS this Sunday between 3 and 6pm ET. You can listen online at, or if you are in the NYC area set your radio dial to 89.1FM.The Kennedys will bring their “irresistible” (Rolling Stone) hip folk to Irvington … → read more