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The Coronavirus Claims a Folksinger

April 8, 2020

John Prine, a noted folksinger from the seventies, has recently passed away, due to complications from the Coronavirus disease.

“And the Best You Can Hope For Is to Die in Your Sleep”, Kenny Rogers

March 22, 2020

In the late sixties, Kenny Rogers underwent a remarkable musical odyssey, from a popular psychedelic-rock band to a profound Nashville storytelling sage.

Gimme Some of That Old Time Religion (but not too much)

December 21, 2019

As WWII was drawing to a close, Louis Jordan released two musical numbers skillfully satirizing rural, black religion.

“Ride ‘Em Cowboy”

November 26, 2019

Ride ‘Em Cowboy, the 1941 Western spoof, helped introduce black singers and performers to mainstream American audiences.

Is This the First Rock and Roll Song?

November 16, 2019

“You can have my money, you can have my honey, but let me rock and roll”

“Tryin’ To Reason With Hurricane Season”

August 31, 2019

There’s not much we can do about hurricanes except get out of their way, take shelter and perhaps write a song or two about Nature’s awesome power.

Dr. John Gone

June 8, 2019

Dr. John the flamboyant New Orleans musician has passed away at age 77.

The Passing of a Literary Giant; Herman Wouk Dies

May 17, 2019

Herman Wouk was privileged to a very special and colorful life before passing away at age 103.

Even Cowgirls Have a Notion To Sing

April 26, 2019

Even Cowgirls get a yearning for going onstage and telling a good story.