I love it when FolkDJs come up with themes for one of their programs. “Lessons Learned” was one this last week. I don’t think the lyrics to “Ashes and Smoke” pass the PG13 test, not for the language but for the content. Any song that begins with “If one look could do it you’d a given me a child. . .” will offend some and earn an amen sister from others.
…Being silly is serious business and turning the diabolical madness on its head with humour and art changes its affect on us…
“Gypsy Heart” is a unique song in that it embraces the romance, passions, and mysteries of being a troubadour while acknowledging inevitable aging and the magic of a deeper perspective.
Summer of 1967 my ex and I drove with his brother, Michael Johnson, to California. Michael was going to be part of a folk group managed by Randy Sparks. We camped as we drove west through the hot desert, sleeping on the top of our VW bus. There were stars everywhere. Somehow PJ and I […]
If you’ve never attended Kerrville Music Festival, you probably don’t know that it is a huge gathering of songwriters, players, listeners, and about 30,000 folks who belong. I have just returned from the Texas Hill Country after attending the 50th Annual celebration. I was only there for about one week out of the 18 days […]
I heard Steve’s songs long before I met him in 1984. He’s a soft-spoken man who plays guitar and sings with the conviction of a tornado, while his melodies can charm the most discerning listener.