Native Tapestry
Episode #17-46 | airing 11-15-17

November has been designated Native American Heritage Month. We celebrate this week with a wide selection of music from various North American musicians. Included are great songs from Bill Miller, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Joanne Shenandoah and Walela, and we include a wonderful story from Murray Porter and a fiddle tune from … → read more

Podcast: Coffee Country
Episode #17-45 | airing 11-08-17

This week we travel to the Pacific Northwest and beyond to hear some great music from Coffee Country. We’ll hear traditional musicians John Reischman & the Jaybirds and Marley’s Ghost; songwriters Coty Hogue, Leah Kaufman and Matt Patershuk and some great instrumental jazz from Guy Van Duser & Billy Novick … → read more

Podcast: The Mountain State
Episode #17-44 | airing 11-01-17

West Virginia Musicians

I have just returned from West Virginia. It’s my second home. I We attended the Augusta Heritage Center October Fiddler’s Reunion an event encouraging friends to get together visit and play music before the arrival of the big snow. This week we’ll be listening to some great Old-Time music from … → read more

Podcast: It’s Scary Out There!
Episode #17-43 | airing 10-25-17

For this week’s show, we celebrate the Halloween season with new and traditional songs and tunes that remind me of dark nights and magical happenings. You’ll hear music from Sven Nyhus, The Young Tradition, Anne Hills, Edden Hammons, The Wainwright Sisters and many more. It’s Halloween … on The Sing … → read more

Podcast: My Viet Nam War Soundtrack
Episode #17-41 | airing 10-11-17

Many of you have watched the new documentary on The Viet Nam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. It’s a remarkable piece of work. I became much more aware politically and musically in the second half of the 1960s, and have decided to put together a soundtrack from the … → read more

Podcast: Honoring Woody
Episode #17-40 | airing 10-04-17

October 3, 2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the death of Woody Guthrie. On this week’s program we’ll hear Woody along with some wonderful covers of his songs from Cisco Houston, James Talley, Anne Feeney and others. We’ll also hear new melodies adapted to Woody’s lyrics from Tim O’Brien, Jay … → read more

Podcast: A Fiddlers’ Convention
Episode #17-39 | airing 09-27-17

In my area, September means a return to school, football season and many harvest festivals. For more than 30 years, my Septembers also mean another edition of our local fiddlers’ convention in Lyons Station, PA. On this week’s program we’ll have our own fiddlers’ convention, as I play music from … → read more

Podcast: Wasn’t That A Mighty Storm
Episode #17-38 | airing 09-20-17

It’s amazing how lives can change in just a very short time. The two recent hurricanes Harvey and Irma destroyed vast areas on the mainland US and in the Caribbean. For this week’s show, I’ve collected some music appropriate to these recent disasters. The program’s title, “Wasn’t That a Mighty … → read more

Podcast: Welcome Autumn
Episode #17-37 | airing 09-13-17

Autumn is my favorite time of the year. In the Northeast, the trees become a fire on the mountain. It fades all too quickly. This week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine I’ll share some of my favorite Autumn music, including John McCutcheon, Sally Rogers, Tim O’Brien, and of course … → read more

Podcast: All Blues
Episode #17-36 | airing 09-06-17

I receive lots of Blues CDs from artists and I use very few of them on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine. This week we catch up with some of the best recent releases. We’ll hear music from Kim Simmonds, Sherman Holmes, Debbie Davies, Selwyn Birchwood and many more. It’s All … → read more