In 1984, Martin Goldsmith and I began a program as a special fundraiser for the public radio station WETA in Washington, D.C.
It was dedicated to the proposition that music from the singer-songwriter generation could and should be treated with the same level of seriousness (and sometimes fun) otherwise reserved for classical music.
The program, Songs for Aging Children, rapidly became wildly popular (to this day, people stop Martin and I and invariably that is the topic they bring up). It ran for 20 years, and continued as an occasional program on the SiriusXM folk channel, The Village.
Below is a listing of shows which we have digitized so far.
We will continue to add more as we can (and, once again, these must be remastered from old originals at some expense—if anyone is inspired to underwrite a program, please click the link below).
Classic Shows from "Songs for Aging Children®"
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The Pentangle (7/27/97)
Preservation of this program is made possible by a generous grant from Carlo Buonomo in honor of Suzanne Koven.
Monterey Pops—30th Anniversary Special (6/1/97)
Preservation of this program is made possible by a generous grant in honor of Charles & Frances Thomas of Linthicum, MD.
Time Has Come Today, Part 2 (4/28/96)
Back to School (9/11/94)
Riders on the Storm 2: Wind (3/1/92)
Preservation of this program is made possible by a generous grant in honor of Stephen Slimbach.
Riders on the Storm 1: Rain (6/1/91)
Preservation of this program is made possible by a generous grant from Andy Spisak.
Songs of Love, Part 2 (2/24/91)
Preservation of this program is made possible by a generous grant from Carlo Buonomo.