TRADITIONS playlist for June 18, 2017

Re-broadcast Saturday June 24, 2017 on www.bluesandrootsradio.com A preview of the 27th Annual Old Songs Folk Festival of Traditional Music and Dance (www.oldsongs.org) was featured on this weeks show, plus songs for Father’s Day!  Also, a tribute to Rosalie Sorrels who passed away on June 11th at the age of … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for June 11, 2017

Re-broadcast Saturday June 17, 2017 on www.bluesandrootsradio.com George Mann joined me in the studio this week. A former labor union organizer and activist, George talked about life on the road for a socially relevant musician and he performed several songs live in the studio. We also discussed a compilation CD … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for May 28, 2017

Re-broadcast Saturday June 3, 2017 on www.bluesandrootsradio.com A special Memorial Day weekend edition, focusing on songs honoring the men and women of our armed services who gave their lives defending this country, and songs of hope and peace to end these conflicts. Plus, a special visit from Ramblin’ Bob (aka … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for May 14, 2017

Re-broadcast Saturday May 20, 2017 on www.bluesandrootsradio.com Mother’s Day is celebrated in song with music from Cathie Ryan, David Roth, Bing Futch and others.  We featured a brand new song from Tom Chapin about Julia Ward Howe which will appear on a new CD that will be released in early … → read more

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