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: Sing Out! Some Great Singalongs
Episode #17-34 | airing 8-23-17

When I was a kid my family loved to sing. My Sister had a lovely soprano voice and my Dad sang all these out dated silly songs that at the time embarrassed me. Now I’d give anything to hear him sing again. This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine, … → read more

Podcast: For Chuck pt 1
Episode #17-14 | airing 4-05-17

This week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine we begin a two part feature For Chuck. We lost Chuck Berry on March 18th of this year at the age of 90. He had ceased performing but was still recording with a new CD due in June. My initial intention was … → read more

Podcast: Fleet Fingers Pt. 2 The Americans
Episode #17-02 | airing 1-11-17

This week we continue our feature Fleet Fingers and examine American Fingerstyle Guitarists. American players take their influence from the Blues players but put the emphasis on softening the melodic quality of their playing while still using many of the components of the Blues. We’ll hear Merle Travis, John Fahey, … → read more

Wasn’t That a Mighty Storm / Galveston Flood

“It was the year of 1900…” – The Galveston Flood Disaster songs don’t inhabit the same space as murder ballads, but at MBM we find that they intersect in some profound ways with our genre of choice.  Recently we spent a couple of weeks exploring our own and our readers’ curated … → 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

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

Tom Rush Film Premiers

A documentary about Tom Rush, the influential folk legend who helped propel Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, and Jackson Browne into the spotlight will premiere at the New Hampshire Film Festival in the town where he was born, Portsmouth, N.H., on October 17 and 20. TOM RUSH: NO REGRETS features interviews … → read more

Re-ragged in Red

Ladies in Red - Yenna Savil

This is the third part of a three part series.  See also Part 1 and Part 2. Introduction – “re-ragged in red…” In our first post this week, we looked at the historical event, the murder of Patrolman James Brady by Harry Duncan in 1890 St. Louis, that inspired the … → read more