Podcast: Best of 2016, part 1
Episode #16-48 | airing 11-30-16

Every year there are more and more great recordings released. This week and next we’ll sample some of the finest. This week we focus on Singer/Songwriters. We’ll hear Gillian Welch, John Gorka, Kaia Kater, Putnam Smith and many more. LISTEN: https://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1648_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, click .  |   To listen … → read more

Podcast: Over The River…
Episode #16-47 | airing 11-22-16

This week we celebrate Thanksgiving on the SORM with songs about travel, food and family. Thanksgiving is a most American holiday however in the excitement and anticipation of the holiday spent with friends and family not everything is as joyous as portrayed on the Hallmark Channel. We’ll include music addressing … → read more

Podcast: When I Paint My Masterpiece
Episode #16-46 | airing 11-16-16

Dylan in Nashville

In December Bob Dylan will travel to Stockholm to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. (Update: Actually, looks like he will *not* be in attendance for the ceremony) This is unprecedented in awarding the prize to a musical composer, much less a popular music figure. Bob Dylan obviously is no … → read more

Podcast: For Laughs
Episode #16-45 | airing 11-09-16

Pete Seeger, Photo Copyright Devan Goldstein

The election is over and both sides could probably need a good laugh. This week’s program supplies just that-some really funny songs. We’ll hear music from Kate Campbell, Peter Ostroushko, Steve James, Christine Lavin and many more. Just for Laughs on the next Sing Out! Radio Magazine. LISTEN: https://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1645_podcast.mp3 To … → read more

Podcast: Election Day
Episode #16-44 | airing 11-02-16

Well the end is almost upon us. It’s been a harrowing 600 plus days of campaigning and this week’s program is dedicated to election day. There has been so much childish rancor on both sides that the issues that really matter to the American People have been ignored. This week … → read more

Podcast: Boo! Music For The Haunting Season
Episode #16-43 | airing 10-27-16

Bluegrass Ghost by Terry Irwin

This week we celebrate music for the Haunting Season of Halloween. Some songs and tunes have a deep spiritual significance and others are just for fun. We’ll feature ancient melodies and classic tunes as well as a Native American story about the supernatural and a selection from the Sacred Harp. … → read more

Podcast: The Jumping Flea
Episode #16-42 | airing 10-19-16

This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine we feature music played on the ukulele. The ukulele was introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants from the Azores in the late 19th century. The name is literally translated as a Jumping Flea because of the rapid strumming style used to play … → read more

Podcast: National Museum of African American History and Culture
Episode #16-41 | airing 10-12-16

This week we celebrate the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the Mall in Washington DC LISTEN: https://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1641_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, click .  |   To listen using Stitcher, click . Artist / “Title” / CD / Label Pete Seeger / “If I Had … → read more

Podcast: Folk City, Part 2
Episode #16-40 | airing 10-05-16

Joan Baez and Bob Dylan at the March on Washington 1963 (Public Domain, National Archives)

This week we conclude our New York City folk music revival excursion. This week we take a look at the city after the arrival of Bob Dylan. LISTEN: https://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1640_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, click .  |   To listen using Stitcher, click . Artist / “Title” / CD / Label Pete … → read more

Podcast: Folk City, Part 1
Episode #16-39 | airing 9-28-16

This week and next we focus on the center of the folk revival in the 1950’s and 60’s New York City. The program is based on the wonderful new book by Stephen Petrus and Ronald D. Cohen entitled Folk City-New York and the American Folk Music Revival. We’ll hear some … → read more