I enjoy Seeger’s music and appreciate his commitment to equality and environmentalism, so I was sad to learn of his passing.
Ellis Paul always knows just what to say…
Bless your sweet mistakes
That crumble you down to your knees
That brought you to this place
Changing you by degrees
When change was just what you needed
George and I drove up to Syracuse Friday night to see John Gorka. This was one of my favorite songs of the night. The video clip is from another concert, though.
The crowd in the balcony is excited!
If I remember correctly, Stephanie (on the right) introduced me to the Indigo Girls when she played their first album for me at the June 1990 Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain.
Everyone aboard on the merry-go-round
Some things will rise up so that others come down
If the devil don’t dance, heaven won’t shine
It’s a mighty thick haze and it’s a pretty thin line
If the facuet is tightened up the love won’t flow
If the love isn’t bright enough the corn won’t grow
If the night isn’t dark enough the moon won’t glow
~Antje Duvekot, Merry-Go-Round
We had a great time at the Ellis Paul concert sponsored by the Cornell Folk Song Society. The concert was in a lecture hall on campus, so EP started the evening by saying, “Turn to page 127 of your textbooks.” As always, his between music banter was interesting and funny, and his music was amazing. I’ve seen him perform in many venues, to many sized crowds, and it doesn’t matter if it is a very small group or a packed house, he gives his all to the music.