Goodbye, Pete

I enjoy Seeger’s music and appreciate his commitment to equality and environmentalism, so I was sad to learn of his passing.

Be sure to watch “This Land is Your Land” from Obama’s first Inaguration which Seeger performed with Bruce Springsteen and listen to this interview with him onĀ Democracy Now.
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Sweet Mistakes

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

~Ellis Paul,
Sweet Mistakes

Indigo Girls at the State

Rachel and I saw the Indigo Girls in concert Tuesday night at the State Theater. A great show!

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.

OSAI (June 1990)

When Allen and I took a road trip to the Grand Canyon in 1992, we bickered because I only wanted to listen to “Rites of Passage.”

 

Brian and I saw the Indigo Girls in Park City in 1997 or 1998.
For over twenty years, the Indigo Girls have been part of my life’s musical landscape, so I was delighted to see them in a more intimate venue. In addition to playing songs from their new album, “Beauty Queen Sister,” they played all the old standbys, including “Closer to Fine” and “Galileo.”

Antje Duvekot in Syracue

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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

Ellis Paul Concert

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20 years of ellis paul

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.