Podcast: Two Peas in a Pod
Episode #16-22 | airing 6-01-16

This week’s program is a very personal one. On May 21st our son Nate married Brittany Hicks in a beautiful ceremony in Helvetia West Virginia. This week’s program consists of many of their favorite songs and tunes played by some of their favorite musicians. Do not fear the program does … → read more

Podcast: Woody Guthrie, pt. 2
Episode #16-21 | airing 5-25-16

Woody Guthrie gave us so many wonderful songs and this week we conclude our two part feature focusing some more of these classic songs. We’ll hear some of Woody’s recordings for Alan Lomax at the Library of Congress, selections from several Woody tribute concerts, and artists singing his songs. We’ll … → read more

Podcast: Woody Guthrie, pt. 1
Episode #16-20 | airing 5-18-16

Except perhaps for Bob Dylan no one individual has influenced more folk music performers than Woody Guthrie. And it can be argued that there would be no Bob Dylan had it not been for Woody. The next two weeks we’ll listen to Woody’s music from a variety of sources. Including … → read more

Podcast: Ride That Train, part 2
Episode #16-19 | airing 5-11-16

This week we on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine conclude our two part feature on Train Songs. We’ll include songs and tunes from Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Dan Hicks & his Hot Licks, Anne Hills, Jimmie Rodgers and many more including “the best damn train song ever written.” LISTEN: … → read more

Podcast: Paradise
Episode #16-18 | airing 5-04-16

This week we begin a two part feature focusing on train songs. Included are new and classic songs from a wide variety of performers including Hank Snow, Tom Rush, The Stairwell Sisters and many more. Train songs the next two weeks on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine. LISTEN: https://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1618_podcast.mp3 To … → read more

Podcast: Paradise
Episode #16-17 | airing 4-27-16

Sometimes the theme for a program comes right out of the headlines. The Peabody Energy Company has filed for bankruptcy. If you recall John Prine’s classic song Paradise refers to “Mr. Peabody’s coal train…”. This week we’ll hear some classic coal mining songs contemporary and classic. LISTEN: https://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1617_podcast.mp3 To subscribe … → read more

Podcast: Bluegrass Festival Season
Episode #16-15 | airing 4-13-16

You can tell Spring has arrived when a whole batch of new Bluegrass recordings are released as the festival season starts anew. In my mind the unofficial beginning of the festival season is the massive Merlefest held each year in Wilkesboro North Carolina. Though it is not exclusively a Bluegrass … → read more

Podcast: The Kids are Alright Pt.2
Episode #16-14 | airing 4-07-16

This week we conclude our two week feature The Kids are Alright featuring additional players who have been inspired by their family to enter the music business. Sometimes the Kids blaze their own paths and sometimes they participate in outside projects but return to the family for support and stability. … → read more

Podcast: The Kids are Alright Pt.1
Episode #16-13 | airing 3-30-16

Many performers received their first inspiration at home. Many dance musicians recall falling asleep on piles of coats at dances and gently rocked to sleep by the melody of the music and the rhythm of the dancers. Songwriters often recall sessions in their homes while the parents and their friends … → read more