TRADITIONS playlist for January 29, 2017

New music from Tom Paxton, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Bev Grant and John McCutcheon were featured. This week’s show aired in the days following President Trump’s orders limiting immigration and a number of songs were played that dealt with the treatment of immigrants and their role in the building … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for January 8, 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 January 1, 2017

A new year, a new show! We welcomed in the New Year with new music from Tom Paxton, John McCutcheon, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Catie Curtis, David Broza and more. (Tune in to WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS every Sunday from 3pm to 6pm Eastern Time over WFDU-FM 89.1 in the NYC/Northern … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for December 25, 2016

A warm welcome to winter and a celebration of friendship and community on this holiday broadcast. (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 … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for December 18, 2016

The annual Christmas show, which I’ve had the honor of hosting on the Sunday before Christmas every year since 1980. I’ve seen the number of “folk” holiday offerings grow considerably over the years, and this edition of Traditions features of blend of classic carols and folk songs along with contemporary … → read more

Judy Kass’ “Beyond the Ash and Steel”

Judy Kass

On the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attacks, my guest on WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS was singer-songwriter Judy Kass who shared songs from her new CD Beyond the Ash and Steel. In 2001, Judy worked in the Employee Relations department for a firm on the 48th floor of the World Trade … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for September 25, 2016

(Tune in to WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS every Sunday from 2pm to 5pm 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 September 18, 2016

My guests this week were singer-songwriters Paul Sachs and Robin Greenstein (click on the links below to hear our chat and their live performances in the studio.) Today’s show fell on the 35th anniversary of the opening of The Speakeasy, a legendary Greenwich Village nightclub that was the epicenter of … → read more