TRADITIONS playlist for May 7, 2017

Re-broadcast Saturday May 13 on What can I say about a broadcast that features a conversation with music legend Melanie and an in-studio performance from the amazing contemporary folk duo The Levins? Not to mention great new music from Joel Mabus, Katy Moffatt, Fred Gillen Jr. and a new … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for April 2, 2017

New music from The Down Hill Strugglers, Joanne Rand, Calan, Taarka and more. Plus, a return from Ramblin’ Bob (Rob Carlson) with a new and important topical song (click on the link below to listen). (Tune in to WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS every Sunday from 3pm to 6pm Eastern Time over WFDU-FM … → read more

“Trust” the Levins to Kickoff 2015 in Style

WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for January 25, 2015 Not even a month old, 2015 has delivered several powerful new recordings from some of the folk communities guiding lights as well as talented new artists on the rise. I spent a significant portion of today’s broadcast sharing selections from CDs released during … → read more

Celebrating Josh White – Father & Son

WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for November 30, 2014 As many readers will know, I wear two hats – one as the host of WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS and another as the President of the Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. Today’s show involved my juggling both caps, and in keeping with FCC … → read more

Remembering Danny Quinn (1959-2014)

WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for November 9, 2014 For nearly four decades, Irish American musician, singer and songwriter Danny Quinn entertained audiences in the U.S., Canada, Ireland and England. He performed in pubs, coffeehouses, concert stages and festivals, singing a blend of Irish and American folk compositions. For over 20 years … → read more

Songs for Memorial Day, Gun Control and the Start of Summer – WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for May 25, 2014

WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for May 25, 2014 HOST: Ron Olesko Memorial Day weekend – I hope that our audience remembers the holiday means more than the start of summer and an excuse to barbecue. I did my best to remind them of those who have served and sacrificed for their … → read more