Podcast: Topical 2017
Episode #17-27 | airing 7-05-17

With today’s hot political climate there have been many new topical songs written. This week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine we’ll sample some recent topical music from Joe Jencks, Fred Gillen, Jr, John McCutcheon, Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt, Harpeth Rising and many more. I think you will see … → 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: The Midwest, Part 2
Episode #15-29 | airing 7-15-15

John Prine

This week we conclude our Summer travels through the Midwest on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine-Midwestern Routes Pt. 2. These programs are dedicated to the master folksinger Art Thieme who passed on May 26. We’ll hear some of the best known songwriters and lesser known traditional players including some Polka! … → read more

The Gene Shay Celebration Recap

On March 1st, 2015, we packed the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia to the gills in celebration of “the dean of folk radio” Gene Shay’s 80th birthday (and his recent retirement from radio). Thanks to the amazing line-up of performers: Tom Paxton, Janis Ian, Silk City, Kim and Reggie Harris, … → read more

Songs of Freedom Summer

“Those Three Are On My Mind” was one of several songs born out of the tragic killings in Neshoba County, Mississippi in the summer of 1964.  It’s hard for me to say whether it’s the best known, but was the first one I heard. In some respects, this kind of … → read more