TRADITIONS playlist for May 7, 2017

Re-broadcast Saturday May 13 on www.bluesandrootsradio.com What can I say about a broadcast that features a conversation with music legend Melanie and an in-studio performance from the amazing contemporary folk duo The Levins? Not to mention great new music from Joel Mabus, Katy Moffatt, Fred Gillen Jr. and a new … → read more

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

TRADITIONS playlist for April 23, 2017

Re-broadcast Saturday April 29 on www.bluesandrootsradio.com A number of listener requests on this week’s show, plus new music from Taj Mahal & Keb Mo, Merlin Snider, Lisa Bastoni, Russ Rentler and others. (Tune in to WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS every Sunday from 3pm to 6pm Eastern Timeover WFDU-FM 89.1 in the NYC/Northern … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for April 16, 2017

Re-broadcast Saturday April 22 on www.bluesandrootsradio.com This week’s show marked a personal anniversary for me, and also this radio series.  On Easter Sunday, April 10, 1977, WFDU-FM aired the first one-on-one interview that I conducted for the station. It was also the first broadcast dedicated solely to folk music on … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for April 9, 2017

New songs from Judy Kass, Zoe & Cloyd, Oka Vanga, Adam Miller, Davey O. & more. Plus, recordings from Steve Goodman, Jack Hardy, the Wailin’ Jennys, Joel Mabus and other listener favorites. (Tune in to WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS every Sunday from 3pm to 6pm Eastern Timeover WFDU-FM 89.1 in the NYC/Northern New … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for April 2, 2017

New music from The Down Hill Strugglers, Joanne Rand, Calan, Taarka and more. Plus, a return from Ramblin’ Bob (Rob Carlson) with a new and important topical song (click on the link below to listen). (Tune in to WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS every Sunday from 3pm to 6pm Eastern Time over WFDU-FM … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for March 26, 2017

My guest this week was children’s author Susanna Reich who discussed her new book Stand Up and Sing! Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and the Path to Justice. The book is the first illustrated biography of Pete that is geared toward children. The book covers the many struggles that Pete was … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for March 19, 2017

Over the past few months, I have been receiving a number of MP3 files of brand new songs, some only a day or two old. Many of these are topical songs based on current events, others are simply new songs that the artists are looking to share. This week I shared new … → 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

TRADITIONS playlist for March 5, 2017

My guest this week was Bev Grant, who performed live in the studio and shared selections from her new CD It’s Personal. Bev, one of the founders of the legendary NYC underground band The Human Condition, shares songs from her new CD, with songs that feature her personal side with … → read more