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The Folk Hour Old Songs Revisited

Trip through songwriter's past, taking look at some of the old songs John first started writing when he was a young man. Produced with facilities provided by Vermont Community Access Media . . .

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Title Episode Number Original Airdate
Spring Songs

Feeling how real life can become and being launched by inspiration to sing the real folk songs; the song of self that we all sing.

I realized some time ago that like the birds we are indeed songsters . . . ALL.

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017 Monday, May 9, 2016
Reflections

Grab bag of Emotions in song. If you got the blues, you got the muse. And don't forget to love the ones you're with. Forgive as you go and give the best you got.

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016 Monday, February 8, 2016
Refugees

This hour began with the metaphor of people and community and the world in its hugeness. The theme of rich and poor and democracy and tyranny are ever present in my song. And lastly, personal commitment to one's own strengths; didactic nature of folk songs; originally begun out of oppression....Watch now »

015 Monday, February 1, 2016
Goin Back Home

The older I get,...the more sure I am of memories being what connects us to each other.When I write a song,oft times the germ comes from my early days.And it brings a smile to a face so needy of hope in a crazy world;and the muse begins his orchestra.Ya know.

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014 Monday, January 11, 2016
A Hobo's Christmas

Original compositions of John's and an intro of "Hobo's Lullabye"—Guthrie, Goebel's exploring new finger picking arrangements and awareness of voice timbre. Guest appearance: Pat Ryan accompaniment trash can bass, harmonica, and harmony.

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013 Monday, January 4, 2016
Early Days

Noodling with song snippets; Christmas songs weave through John's own lyrics; working the secular and commercial favorites with song of Catholic choir of boyhood days. Evoking a prayer for Peace . . . please.

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012 Monday, December 21, 2015
Refugees

Pulling out some new stuff and thoughts about the refugee crisis we will all be required to pay attention to. I remember all the songs sung back in the dust bowl by Woody Guthrie and how his songs (and then Dylan) brought injustice issues to the fore.

Songs can make great needed change ...Watch now »

011 Monday, December 14, 2015
Exploring the Songwriter's Psyche

Songs do not write themselves. Still,they come from some place in the human consciousness. John's songs write to the same endless themes of cultural commonality in song.

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010 Monday, November 23, 2015
New Songs for a New World

As a folksinger and follower of the folk processes to worthwhile song content, John dabbles in the "Why?" of topical songwriting as concerns the topic of love.

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009 Monday, November 9, 2015
October 16, 2015

John finds a 'parcel' of musings and shares with the good folk. No politics as John revisits his adventures in poem and song.

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007 Monday, November 2, 2015
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