Judy Kass’ “Beyond the Ash and Steel”

Judy Kass

On the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attacks, my guest on WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS was singer-songwriter Judy Kass who shared songs from her new CD Beyond the Ash and Steel. In 2001, Judy worked in the Employee Relations department for a firm on the 48th floor of the World Trade … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for September 25, 2016

(Tune in to WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS every Sunday from 2pm to 5pm Eastern Time over WFDU-FM 89.1 in the NYC/Northern New Jersey area, or on the web at www.wfdu.fm or iHeartRadio.com. The show can also be heard Saturday evenings at 6:30pm ET at www.bluesandroots.radio.com. On-demand streams of shows, including this one, … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for September 18, 2016

My guests this week were singer-songwriters Paul Sachs and Robin Greenstein (click on the links below to hear our chat and their live performances in the studio.) Today’s show fell on the 35th anniversary of the opening of The Speakeasy, a legendary Greenwich Village nightclub that was the epicenter of … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for September 4, 2016

Singer-songwriter Sharon Goldman joined me in the studio this week.  Sharon performed songs from her new CD “Kol Isha – A Woman’s Voice.”  I also chatted with Rex Fowler of Aztec Two-Step over the phone, discussing the upcoming 45th Anniversary Concert at the Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club at the Fair Lawn Community … → read more

TRADITIONS Playlist for August 7, 2016

Today’s Traditions show featured a tribute to Penny Lang, who passed away on July 31 (Click HERE for an obituary of Penny). I also shared a number of songs from artists I met at Summersongs songwriting camp – friends old and new including John Sheckler, Jane Babits, Jud Caswell, Sharon … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for July 24, 2016

This weeks show was a hodgepodge of classic recordings and new songs.  Thanks to Sophie and David Buskin for allowing me to share a demo of a new song that Sophie wrote.  Also, a tribute to farmers in the third hour. (Tune in to WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS every Sunday from 2pm … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for July 17, 2016

This week’s show featured a visit from Toby Walker, who performed live in the studio and shared selections from his new CD Mileage.  The show also paid tribute to Harry Chapin to mark the 35th anniversary of his passing on July 16, 1981. This week’s program aired a few hours … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for July 3, 2016

Starting this week, I will post playlists for TRADITIONS separately from my articles and Notebook entries. My guests were Pete Agnoli of Bottle of Bread, a local Bob Dylan/The Band tribute group as well as Jack Pignatello of the Dirdy Birdies Jug Band.  The groups are performing at a local … → read more

Finding A Voice

& WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for June 26, 2016 Justin Timberlake, who earned dubious street cred in the folk community for his role as a folksinger in the Coen Brothers film Inside Llweyn Davis, found himself in deeper hot water last weekend at the BET Awards. It started with Timberlake tweeting … → read more