TRADITIONS playlist for April 23, 2017

Re-broadcast Saturday April 29 on www.bluesandrootsradio.com A number of listener requests on this week’s show, plus new music from Taj Mahal & Keb Mo, Merlin Snider, Lisa Bastoni, Russ Rentler and others. (Tune in to WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS every Sunday from 3pm to 6pm Eastern Timeover WFDU-FM 89.1 in the NYC/Northern … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for April 16, 2017

Re-broadcast Saturday April 22 on www.bluesandrootsradio.com This week’s show marked a personal anniversary for me, and also this radio series.  On Easter Sunday, April 10, 1977, WFDU-FM aired the first one-on-one interview that I conducted for the station. It was also the first broadcast dedicated solely to folk music on … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for April 9, 2017

New songs from Judy Kass, Zoe & Cloyd, Oka Vanga, Adam Miller, Davey O. & more. Plus, recordings from Steve Goodman, Jack Hardy, the Wailin’ Jennys, Joel Mabus and other listener favorites. (Tune in to WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS every Sunday from 3pm to 6pm Eastern Timeover WFDU-FM 89.1 in the NYC/Northern New … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for March 26, 2017

My guest this week was children’s author Susanna Reich who discussed her new book Stand Up and Sing! Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and the Path to Justice. The book is the first illustrated biography of Pete that is geared toward children. The book covers the many struggles that Pete was … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for March 19, 2017

Over the past few months, I have been receiving a number of MP3 files of brand new songs, some only a day or two old. Many of these are topical songs based on current events, others are simply new songs that the artists are looking to share. This week I shared new … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for March 12, 2017

A busy and fun show with two guests this week. Pat Wictor joined me to discuss his new CD This is Absolutely Real: Visions and Versions of Phil Ochs. The songs Pat chose show the diversity and depth of Phil Och’s songwriting, and the innovative settings showcase the immense talents … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for March 5, 2017

My guest this week was Bev Grant, who performed live in the studio and shared selections from her new CD It’s Personal. Bev, one of the founders of the legendary NYC underground band The Human Condition, shares songs from her new CD, with songs that feature her personal side with … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for February 26, 2017

WFDU-FM’s annual February Fund Drive concluded this week. We had a good drive for Traditions, many new donors as well as folks who have supported the show for many years.It’s not to late to help! Keep folk music on the air in the NYC/NJ area – click here give today:  … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for February 19, 2017

Tune in to WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS every Sunday from 3pm to 6pm Eastern Time over WFDU-FM 89.1 in the NYC/Northern New Jersey area, or on the web at www.wfdu.fm or iHeartRadio.com. The show can also be heard Saturday evenings at 6:30pm ET at www.bluesandroots.radio.com. On-demand streams of shows, including this one, … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for February 12, 2017

Last week, in response to a recent post I made here in the Folk Music Notebook (“We Can Turn This Ship Around” – January 18, 2017 ), Christine Lavin sent out the word to the singer-songwriter contingent of the folk music community that I was both receptive to and welcoming new topical songs. … → read more