Podcast: Crossing the Big Pond
Episode #16-11 | airing 3-16-16

This week we take a look at Americans taking their shot at Celtic tunes, featuring talented artists such as Tim O’Brien, Liz Carroll, Solas, The Gaslight Tinkers and more! LISTEN: https://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1611_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, click .  |   To listen using Stitcher, click . Artist / “Title” / CD / … → read more

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: 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

Where A White Man He Does Like He Pleases

The title for today’s post comes from a line in Eric Taylor’s “Deadwood,” the third song we’ll explore. New songs about old stories I have been helped before by poet Meena Alexander‘s notion that poetry reconciles us to the world. It does not make us accept the world, but allows us to function when we … → read more

JAYME STONE’S Lomax Project

JaymeStone: Lomax Proj

          JAYME STONE and friends Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project Borealis 235 www.borealisrecords.com   There is a recording of John Hartford in the studio giving direction to the musicians he’s gathered there. Whatever the song they were prepping – it may have been “Madison Tennessee” – he … → read more

Little Sadie – Old Time, Bluegrass, and Beyond

Clarence "Tom" Ashley - ca. early 1960's

Note: This is Part 3 of a three part series on “Little Sadie” – See also Part 1 and Part 2 Introduction I went out one night for to make a little round I met Little Sadie and I shot her down Went back home, got into bed Forty-four smokeless … → read more

Pat’s Essential Eleven Traditional Murder Ballads

Introduction We here at Murder Ballad Monday are soon fixing to close our second year of writing about our topic of choice!  Don’t worry; we have a few more weeks to go before we get to our holiday hiatus, and we’re planning a Year Three.  But I’ve been reflecting on … → read more

TIM O’BRIEN and DARRELL SCOTT: Memories and Moments

          TIM O’BRIEN and DARRELL SCOTT Memories and Moments Full Skies www.timobrien.net   It’s hard to believe more than a decade has past since O’Brien and Scott’s last collection of new material, 2000’s Grammy-nominated Real Time. Indeed, listening to Memories and Moments, it sounds like no … → read more

Woody Guthrie Tribute on PBS

Throughout the month of June, PBS stations around the country will be airing Woody Guthrie at 100! Live at the Kennedy Center. The concert was the culmination of the Woody Guthrie Foundation’s year-long centennial celebration that traveled from “California to the New York Island.” The concert took place on October … → read more

Who Weeps for the House Carpenter?

This is the second post on Child 243.  Read the first post here. The short answer is “nobody.”  Nobody weeps for the house carpenter.  In our last post, we saw how artists through the years molded and shaped the original song that is now “The Demon Lover” and “House Carpenter.” … → read more