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March 11, Birthday of Mary Gauthier (b. 1962)

Since July 2016, I have been concentrating solely on female composers.  You can read about that in my post from July 19.  If I can’t find one born on the calendar day, I may not post.   127 more words

20th Century Composers

365 Days of Album Recommendations - Jan 31

Muddy Waters – Folk Singer

Put aside any feelings you may have about WHY this record was made, and just revel in the glory of a very-well-recorded ACOUSTIC Muddy Waters album. 165 more words

Album Recommendations

Felix Hatfield's Boundaries

Felix Hatfield’s approach to music is so deceptively unstudied, so casual, that, to the unschooled listener, it might hide his mastery. But this dude is a Songwriter – capitalization very much intended – by which I mean he’s someone who has made the discipline of songwriting, the effort to find the perfect alchemical synthesis between text, tune and tone, his life’s work. 1,233 more words

Music

Book review: Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life and Times of Pete Seeger, by Anita Silvey

Silvey, Anita. Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life and Times of Pete Seeger. Clarion, 2016. $17.99. 112p. ISBN 9780547330129. Ages 11-15. P5Q10

Born into a privileged family, this noted folksinger became a social activist because of his parents’ influence and spent his life fighting injustices. 139 more words

Book Reviews

Another Mother for Peace

In 1968, Jim Kelly and I moved to Lansing, Michigan with our toddler son. While Kelly studied for his Masters of Social Work at Michigan State, one-year-old Joe and I marched with the national anti-war organization “Another Mother for Peace” to protest cereal companies that advertised during violent cartoons on Saturday morning TV. 462 more words

Writers

Song Lyric Sunday

Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a song you love that falls in the category of “singer/songwriter”.

Singer-songwriters are musicians who write, compose, and perform their own musical material including lyrics and melodies. 408 more words

Song Lyric Sunday