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Mississippi John Hurt

In the Summer or Fall of ’05 (I disremember when), I worked at Starbucks, and a confluence of events compelled me towards Dylan. One of the two Mikes who worked there was a passionate Bob Dylan fan, Starbucks was in peak Dylan promotional mode, and I had been desiring – for a long time – to dig deeper into his catalogue. 377 more words

John Fahey - On the Sunny Side of the Ocean


Since he passed away 15 years ago today, it seemed fitting to devote today’s track of the day to John Fahey. As I touched on in my post about… 348 more words

Track Of The Day

Happy Birthday Buffy

In honour of Buffy Sainte-Marie’s 75th birthday tomorrow (February 20) I thought I’d take the opportunity to recall one of my most cherished memories, seeing and hearing her perform at the 1964 Mariposa Folk Festival. 645 more words

General Interest

Mississippi John Hurt - Pay Day

In keeping with many masters of delta blues, Mississippi John Hurt did not receive much recognition until later in his life, though he is revered as a master of the style to this day. 206 more words

Track Of The Day

Common bonds connect entire room with music

Ruthie Foster and Jill Zmud might seem hard to connect at first blush, aside from them both being solo female singer songwriters. But over the course of an evening at… 661 more words

Music

Frankie’s favourite songs of all time

Happy New Year everyone. As you can see some kids paid 2016 tribute to me on a wall in Freo – ahh kids – you’ve gotta love em don’t you? 654 more words

December 27, 1895: You Can Step on My Blue Suede Shoes, But Don't You Touch My Stetson

The night was clear and the moon was yellow
And the leaves came tumbling down

Many of us remember the hit recording from 1959 about an unfortunate bit of a barroom business between Billy Lyon and his good friend Stagger Lee. 329 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac