Tag Archives: folk music

Where Did This Stuff Come From?

   Sometimes, you don’t know what you’ve got, until you look. There’s stuff. A glove your dog brought home. A gift you’ve never opened. Something your husband forgot to tell you about. All the junk in the basement. In closets, … Continue reading

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Sitar Manifestations

   Minnesota had never heard such a thing. It came from another world. It expanded your mind in a way the accordion never could. It provided instant hipness. You could almost smell the incense. In fact, upon hearing it, the … Continue reading

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October Flashback — Robin Williamson

   October Song — Robin WilliamsonA flashback from posts past. It is, again, October, and the trees outside are golden, and this is a beautiful song. I’ll sing you this October song, Oh, there is no song before it. The … Continue reading

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Peter Stampfel — Holy Rounder

   I hope there is always room in this world for deep, silly, serious goofballs like Peter Stampfel. There’s no telling how he got to be this way, but it seems he began with an unshakeable and unique take on … Continue reading

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Peter Rowan – Howlin’ at the Moon

   Bill Monroe, David Grisman, Richard Greene, Clarence White, Jerry Garcia, Vassar Clements, Tony Rice, and countless others all have Peter Rowan in common. It is said that he was born with a guitar in his hands, which must have … Continue reading

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Darius Milhaud – Composer and Teacher

  Darius Milhaud was a composer and teacher who fled the Nazis and came to the United States in 1940. Once here, he taught at Mills College in San Francisco. Among his graduate students were Dave Brubeck and Burt Bacharach. … Continue reading

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Yamandu!

   Last night, I saw Yamandu Costa at a small church in Boulder. He’s been in hero status, since I first stumbled onto his playing. I never thought I’d hear him in person, but synchronicity is always at work. Baionga … Continue reading

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