Category Archives: Folk music

YouTube – piankis Channel

http://www.youtube.com/user/pianki I went looking for a Jeff Pianki YouTube video, because I found out about him the other week and his wonderful self-accompanied tuneage popped immediately to mind when I watched Multiple Sidosis. In trying to find his best song, though, I stumbled across this delightful duet with his little sister. No self-accompaniment, but really […]

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02 The Tallest Man on Earth | The Gardener

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5DyCIdYfpA A lovely video for a lovely song. Sent to me, fittingly, by a tall gardener.

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Christine Lavin

http://www.christinelavin.com/ Christine Lavin was revealed to me when I went looking for the song “Katie,” by Tom Paxton – an equally witty lyricist. The song I came up with is “Katy Says Today is the Best Day of Her Whole Entire Life,” which appears to be classic Lavin – incredibly cute, funny, and heartbreaking all […]

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The Official Joshua Radin US web site

http://www.joshuaradin.com/ About the only thing that makes Grey’s Anatomy worth watching is the fabulous soundtrack. Thank God, then, that ABC now posts all that information on the show’s blog, so I can skip all the crappy writing and terrible acting that makes up America’s least ethical hospital. One of the many new-to-me artists whose work […]

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Donovan | Music | Interview | The A.V. Club

http://avclub.com/content/node/43049 Reading this interview with 60s star Donovan made me feel closer to my father. You see, as a hooligan 5-year old, Dad used to beat the tar out of Donovan (the explanation, when I asked why, was: “His name was Donovan Leitch…”) After reading his somewhat moony, self-aggrandising words, I felt like punching him […]

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http://www.houseconcerts.org/hc.html Another killer submission to Cool Tools, this is an exhaustive (and free!) guide to putting on a house concert. One of my goals is to start a concert series akin to that of the group we met in Grand Rapids; they charge a reasonable annual membership and use the cash to lure bands that […]

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John Prine – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Prine I love John Prine’s songs. Wonderfully naive in some cases, wryly cynical in others. His voice is failing these days, though the Wikipedia entry says he had cancer a few years ago, so I guess I should be happy just having his voice around at all.

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