Category: Folk

Americana, Blues, Folk

Late Summer and Fall 2017 Playlist – Americana and Blues

A  Six Pack Playlist of Americana/Folk and Blues and More I may never be able to catch up writing about the various albums I have been listening to over the last three to four months.  So I have decided to make a few playlists that will group the tracks roughly by genre. Here;'s what's on the first one.... Americana - Folk       Lew Jetton & 61 South - Palestine Blues  I started listening to this album, when we spent a week at the Jersey Shore back in August. It was the soundtrack for a couple of the runs...

Folk

A Night for Musical Poetry from Phi Ochs “The Highway Man” and “Changes”!!

So tonight I'm in the mood for a little poetry and that means Phil Ochs' version of "The Highwayman"!! Here's a short post from about a year ago! Here  are  two Phil Ochs' songs. The first is "The Highwayman" based on the poem by Alfred Noyes, from the program "Come, Read to Me a Poem" which appeared on April 12, 1967. This sad and beautiful poem has always been a favorite, Phil did a great job putting the music to the poem and creating a captivating and sad song! The second is Phil's own composition "Changes" and it showcases his...

Folk, Folk Rock

Morning Music – “One Day” – Batdorf and Rodney – don’t we wish!

So for today's morning music I was going to use the Jefferson Airplane's cover of Fred Neil's "The Other Side of this Life" but after my half sun salutations and a nice quiet yoga set on the 21 Day Yoga Challenge I thought it didn't feel quite right! If you want, you can watch it here Here's a post I did a while back about the role of Batdorf and Rodney in my musical journey..... So sometime in 1971 or 72, I was walking through the  Graham Area lobby at the University of Florida and two guys were playing guitars...

Americana, Folk

Folk from the Texas Hill Country – Possessed by Paul James – There Will Be Nights When I’m Lonely

Now maybe if I had caught this quote in No Depression back in 2010 "If I were to make a list of the 20 most important singer/songwriters of our time, Konrad Wert / Possessed by Paul James, would undoubtedly be among those at the very top." or this one from The Onion ??? back in 2007..... "One-man band Konrad Wert grew up in a Mennonite family, raised by preacher father and a piano player mother, which accounts for both the baptized-in-fire-soul and musical versatility heard in his gritty Old World music. Wert's mix of blues and vintage folk howls with...

Folk

Musical Thoughts about that Parent Child Relationship (Videos)

As I was working along last night at Target, my thoughts drifted back to Andrew, Meaghan and little Oliver and the perilous journey that they are embarking on. We took that trip four times, well maybe we're still on the journey, and it seems that the results so far, have been very successful! But it's a tough trip and there are many obstacles along the way. many wrong words to say, many wrong actions to take and all you can do is try to keep them safe, try to help them develop a strong moral character. Often as my children...

Americana, Folk

Lunchtime Music – John Gorka – “People My Age” Oh My!

Ok so on Wednesday, my wife moved closer to that magical life milepost the big 60! I won't say how close she is because if I did she'd say "Well, I'll still never be older than you!" And she's right because as you may know, I passed that mile post a couple of years ago! Anyway over the last couple of weeks I keep flashing back to the folksingers that I have loved over the years. This morning I remembered the said passing of Steve Goodman and on this date but in 1973, Jim Croce died in that tragic plane...