Podcast: Winter’s Coming
Episode #15-52 | airing 12-23-15

Now, it’s an unseasonably warm December here in Pennsylvania, but I assure you Winter is coming! In the meantime, check out this collection of frosty tunes to get you in the spirit! LISTEN: https://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1551_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, click .  |   To listen using Stitcher, click . This episode is … → read more

Podcast: Best of 2015, part 2
Episode #15-51 | airing 12-16-15

This week we conclude our two part feature presenting some of my favorite CDs from the past year. On this week’s program we’ll hear some Traditional Music, some music from England and Scandinavia and finish with a wonderful CD from Senegal. It’s been a very good year for music. LISTEN: … → read more

Podcast: Best of 2015
Episode #15-50 | airing 12-09-15

Every year thousands of new recordings are released. We get hundreds for The Sing Out! Radio Magazine. We only get to present a very small fraction of them on the show. This week we’ll listen to some of my favorites that we’ve featured on the program and some that fell … → read more

Podcast: Honoring Etta Baker
Episode #15-49 | airing 12-02-15

Etta Baker

Recently the late Etta Baker was honored with a permanent exhibit at the Municipal Auditorium in her hometown of Morganton, North Carolina. She was a wonderful player of the Piedmont Blues and this week we’ll hear some classic and current players of the style. LISTEN: https://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1549_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, … → read more

Podcast: Give Thanks
Episode #15-48 | airing 11-25-15

Thanksgiving is a very special time of the year. Even more than Christmas it’s a time for friends and family to gather when the only pressure is if the pies turn out like Grandma used to make. On this week’s program we’ll hear some songs about travel, food, family and … → read more

Podcast: New Accoustic, The Second Generation
Episode #15-47 | airing 11-18-15

Last week we examined New Grass music in the late 60s and early 70s. This week we move to the new generation of New Acoustic players who take their inspiration from jazz, classical and rock music. The style features interesting arrangements of new and well known tunes utilizing contemporary recording … → read more

Podcast: New Accoustic, The Pioneers
Episode #15-46 | airing 11-11-15

Dillards

Back in the 1960s and ’70s young Bluegrass players began to stretch out and a distinctly new style called New Grass was created. It met with lots of disagreements about maintaining the purity of the musical form. This had little effect on the young players promoting the style. This week … → read more

Podcast: Izzy Young and the Folklore Center
Episode #15-45 | airing 11-04-15

Israel Young founded the Folklore Center on MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village in 1957. The timing was perfect for an establishment that was as much a clubhouse as a store. Izzy Young: Talking Folklore Center is a documentary from Sweden made in 1989 recently issued on DVD following him as … → read more

Podcast: Halloween Spooktacular
Episode #15-44 | airing 10-28-15

Bluegrass Ghost by Terry Irwin

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It’s a combination of the Autumnal weather and the brilliant colors but also sinister songs of the supernatural intertwined with tradition are very appealing. We’ll hear classics from Archie Fisher, Anne Hills and Tim O’Brien along with some new music for the season … → read more

Podcast: Ballads, Old and New, pt. 2
Episode #15-43 | airing 10-21-15

This week we complete our two part ballad feature with a series of selections collected by James Francis Child. Later we’ll hear a set of unaccompanied ballads from the Southern Mountains and explore a long set of English ballads in modern and traditional settings from Fairport Convention, The Young Tradition, … → read more