May 31, 2016
After a pretty good run of more than 15 years, Sugar in the Gourd has ceased broadcasting streaming audio.
The reasons for this decision were many and include the complex legal environment which has practically shut out small webcasters like myself; a lack of time (or perhaps energy and commitment) to maintain the library of files and curate playlists that a station like this deserves; and my own increasingly gloomy thoughts about the effects on musicians of digitized music.
Many thanks to all who have listened over the years, sent kind words of encouragement my way, and supported this site in a variety of ways, many with remarkable generosity.
Thanks for listening,
P.S. I'm keeping the domain and will probably put something up in this space — something related to old-time music — I just haven't yet decided exactly what that will be.
P.P.S. Check out West Philly Square Dance