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The folk music community has encouraged rearrangements of songs and tunes beyond the folk music repertoire. On this week’s program, we’ll sample some wonderful “folk” renditions of songs by Elton John, James Taylor, The Beatles, Buddy Holly and many more. Pop gets folky … this week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine.

Episode #19-37: Curious Covers
Host: Tom Druckenmiller

Artist/”Song”/CD/Label

Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways
Bruce Cockburn / “Sweetness and Light” / Crowing Ignites / True North
Tom Rush / “Something in the Way She Moves” / Circle Game / Elektra
Unicorn / “Country Road” / Electric Eden / Universal
Serene Green / “Bartender's Blues” / Have At It / Patunxent

Twisted Pine / “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” / Dreams / Signature Sounds
Carthy, Hardy, Farrell, Young / “Walking After Midnight” / Leylam / Hem Hem
Steeleye Span / “Rave On” / Rave On / Edsel
Bruce Cockburn / “Blind Willie” / Crowing Ignites / True North

The Cleverlys / “She's Not There” / Blue / Mountain Home
Michael Cleveland / “Tennessee Plates” / Tall Fiddler / Compass
Caleb Daugherty Band / “Riding My Thumb to Mexico” / Burnt the Sawmill Down / KDM
Rebekah Long / “Honky Cat” / Run Away / LUK

Shelly Posen / “Everydays” / The Old Song's Home / Well Done Music
Tom Rozum / “Love is a Lonely Street” / Jubilee / Dogtown
Asleep at the Wheel / “Big River” / New Routes / Thirty Tigers
Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways