The wind will blow it higher: “Biko”

Steve Biko Tribute (1992), by Willie Bester

“The man is dead, the man is dead” This week marks the 40th anniversary of the death of South African anti-apartheid activist Bantu Stephen Biko. Biko, a leader in the Black Consciousness Movement, died in the custody of South African security services. A banning order imposed by the government in … → read more

Podcast: Accordion Awareness Month
Episode #17-26 | airing 6-28-17

This week on The Sing Out Radio Magazine we celebrate Accordion Awareness Month. The month long celebration was created to promote one of the most versatile of instruments. We’ll hear players and music from the world over including the band Phonix from Denmark, Pekka Pentikainen & Antii Soininen from Finland … → read more

Podcast: Fleet Fingers Pt. 2 The Americans
Episode #17-02 | airing 1-11-17

This week we continue our feature Fleet Fingers and examine American Fingerstyle Guitarists. American players take their influence from the Blues players but put the emphasis on softening the melodic quality of their playing while still using many of the components of the Blues. We’ll hear Merle Travis, John Fahey, … → read more

Podcast: Best of 2016, part 1
Episode #16-48 | airing 11-30-16

Every year there are more and more great recordings released. This week and next we’ll sample some of the finest. This week we focus on Singer/Songwriters. We’ll hear Gillian Welch, John Gorka, Kaia Kater, Putnam Smith and many more. LISTEN: https://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1648_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, click .  |   To listen … → read more

Podcast: Innovators, pt. 2
Episode #16-32 | airing 8-10-16

This week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine we complete our two part feature focusing on Innovators in Acoustic Music. We’ll hear some fascinating reworkings of Pop classics as well as some innovations in Klezmer and Dance music. Artists include Paul Simon, The Horseflies, The Klezmorim and Rodney Miller. LISTEN: … → read more

SIMON and GARFUNKEL: The Complete Albums Collection

Simon and Garfunkel Complete Albums

          SIMON and GARFUNKEL The Complete Albums Collection Legacy www.legacyrecordings.com   Folk rockers Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, both born in 1941, grew up three blocks from each other in the Forest Hills suburb of Queens, New York. By the mid-’60s, along with the likes of … → read more

SORM Playlist #15-10: Finger Pointin’ Songs, pt. 2
(airing the week starting 3-04-15)

This week we conclude our two part feature focusing on Topical Songs. We’ll hear songs about Human Rights, The Environment, The Never Ending War and Politics with a Comical View. Songs written or performed by The Freedom Singers, Pete Seeger, Paul Simon and Phil Ochs you may be surprised at … → read more

PAUL SIMON: Over The Bridge of Time

          PAUL SIMON Over The Bridge of Time Legacy Records www.sonymusic.com   There’s no point to a conversation about the past six decades of songwriting if Paul Simon’s name isn’t invoked. His has been a decidedly angelic voice of poetry, wonderment, and explorations of the human … → read more

Songs of Freedom Summer

“Those Three Are On My Mind” was one of several songs born out of the tragic killings in Neshoba County, Mississippi in the summer of 1964.  It’s hard for me to say whether it’s the best known, but was the first one I heard. In some respects, this kind of … → read more