Podcast: Ballads, Old and New
Episode #15-42 | airing 10-15-15

This week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine we begin a two part feature Ballads Ancient & New. We’ll listen to ballads in many different settings and styles. Narrative songs have always been an important part of folk music whether humorous, serious or amorous we’ll hear all three distinct styles … → read more

Podcast: In The Fam, pt 2
Episode #15-41 | airing 10-07-15

This week we complete our two part feature focusing on family members who play music together. We’ll hear some Celtic family bands old and new, some classic Bluegrass families and some contemporary organizations. There’s something very special about playing music with family members and we’ll hear some of the very … → read more

Podcast: In The Fam
Episode #15-40 | airing 9-30-15

There is a long standing tradition of family performers in folk music. Many of the classic old-time country bands such as the Carter Family were comprised of family members. Many traditional musicians learned by osmosis through attending dances and being lulled to sleep on a stack of coats or the … → read more

Podcast: A Chill In The Air
Episode #15-39 | airing 9-23-15

It’s been one of the warmest summers on record up here in the Northeast. The change to Autumn weather will be most welcome. The Fall is my favorite time of the year. It takes so long to arrive and then stays for only a few short weeks before Winter pushes … → read more

Podcast: Name That Tune
Episode #15-38 | airing 9-16-15

Bert Jansch

I am very fond of music that pushes the envelope, that is I enjoy when musicians leave their comfort zone and take their music in new directions. This week’s program is entitled Name That Tune and features players who are not afraid to try new and exciting things. The program … → read more

Podcast: Send the Band Home early
Episode #15-37 | airing 9-09-15

Sheila Kay Adams

The purity of the unaccompanied human voice is one of the most beautiful sounds. Songs sung without accompaniment or a capella have a long history in folk music. You don’t need an instrument to make beautiful music whether you’re working on the farm, marching to battle or just passing time … → read more

Podcast: In Praise of Labor
Episode #15-36 | airing 9-02-15

Joe Hill

In celebration of Labor Day this week’s program dedicated to the American Labor Force. A recent Associated Press survey found 58% of American Adults approve of Labor Unions. This is the highest level since 2008 when 59% supported the establishment of Unions. Organized Labor was the cornerstone in the establishment … → read more

Podcast: The Tribute, pt 2
Episode #15-35 | airing 8-26-15

This week we complete our two week feature focusing on tribute recordings. We’ll hear tributes to Muddy Waters and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. We’ll also pay tribute to the late John Martyn and John Stewart and finish up with a short quirky set of tunes dedicated to Bob Dylan. LISTEN: https://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1535_podcast.mp3 … → read more

Podcast: The Tribute, pt 1
Episode #15-34 | airing 8-19-15

Ever since the Concert for Bangladesh organized by George Harrison there have been countless concerts and recordings in tribute to a musical style or an artist. The next two weeks we will sample some of the very best. This week we’ll hear tributes to Pete Seeger, Lester Flatt & Earl … → read more

Podcast: Another Look At Texas
Episode #15-33 | airing 8-12-15

This week we take a second look at the Lonestar state. We’ll hear Blues, Willie Nelson, Texas songwriters and a handful more! LISTEN: https://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1533_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, click .  |   To listen using Stitcher, click . Artist / “Title” / CD / Label Pete Seeger / “If I Had … → read more