Music sites

World Cafe Public radio show out of Philadelphia’s WXPN. Lots of up-and-coming acts perform live nightly. Check your local public radio station for air time.

Etown radio show Another great radio show; this one’s out of Boulder, Colo. It also airs on public radio. Has a cool evironmental bent to it too.

No Depression Once a magazine but now just a  website, it focuses on acts, though its definition of seems to be stretched very wide… and that’s a good thing. This British site offers reviews of shows in England, Scotland and Ireland. Just another way to stay in touch with what’s going on out there.

Signature Sounds records Home to some of my favorite artists: Josh Ritter, Erin McKoewn, Kris Delmhorst and Lori McKenna..

Josh Official site of Josh Ritter, one of our favorite singer-songwriters.

Josh Ritter fan site Great fan site. Doug Rice, who runs it, not only captures the band at its best but is also a really nice guy. His site offers photos, MP3 downloads and the latest info on the band.

OLGA Short for Online Guitar Archive. Need the chords to a favorite song or even an obscure one? This site is sure to have what you’re looking for. Great way to keep track of the family’s piano man.

WUMB-FM (91.9) Excellent folk station from UMass-Boston.

WERS-FM (88.9) My alma mater, Emerson College, has a great radio station; they play a wide variety of folk, singer-songwriter, rock and more

WMUD (89.3) Excellent, eclectic radio station housed on a working farm in rural Vermont. If you don’t live in upstate Vermont and the Lake Champlain valley of New York you may not get it on terrestrial radio, but you can hear it streaming over the Internet at

Non-music sites

Acord Food Pantry The dedication of the people who run this pantry is amazing, and the town really stands behind it. It’s a great organization to be a part of.

Project Bread This organization holds one of the great events in Boston, the Walk for Hunger, a 20-mile walk around the city to benefit area food pantries. My wife and I have been a part of it for more than 20 years.

Old Friends One of my good friends from the newspaper retired and moved to Kentucky to start this nonprofit to save retired thoroughbred horses. They’ve got a number of champions on their farm and are worth supporting.

Boston Red Sox What can I say. I’m a lifelong fan who now has tasted World Series glory twice.

New England Patriots Oh yes, the other team in town, the one that owns 3 Super
Bowl trophies. They’re pretty good too! Can’t remember the name of that actress in that movie you can’t remember the name of? Try this site, it’s got it all.