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Posted on Aug 7, 2017

A Tale Of Two Guitars

A Tale Of Two Guitars

My first guitar was a Kent 6-string, purchased from the Eaton’s catalogue, for $10. Whatever little money I had was earned from caddying for tips on the local golf course, and prior to that, delivering newspapers. I had that guitar for a few years until I could afford $90 for a nice 6-string Spanish-made guitar.

In 1976 I was in the market for a new guitar….

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Posted on Feb 25, 2016

“Music is the last thing to go” for Glen Campbell

“Music is the last thing to go” for Glen Campbell

The documentary movie, “I’ll Be Me,” sensitively portrays the progress of Alzheimer’s in country singer/guitarist Glen Campbell. In spite of his ongoing mental deterioration, the fabled guitarist/country singer goes on the road to perform a nation-wide farewell tour, at the urging of his family.

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Posted on Jan 28, 2014

The Influence of Pete Seeger Remains

The Influence of Pete Seeger Remains

I was saddened to learn of the passing of Pete Seeger. Even at age 94 Pete remained a passionate believer and activist in social justice, using song as a tool for change. Pete Seeger’s work is a lasting inspiration for songwriters.

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Posted on Nov 25, 2013

Remembering Sam Larkin

Remembering Sam Larkin

Back in the golden days of Groovy Mondays open stage, in the early 2000’s, held in the deepest dark dungeon of music in Toronto, Holy Joe’s, with its rotten old couches with broken springs- that was where I first met and heard Sam Larkin.

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Posted on Mar 22, 2013

“Let Go Of The Rain”

Three years ago, on the first day of spring, I watched a late winter/early spring snowstorm from my living room window. Everybody was worn out and tired of winter, and anxious for the energy and newness of spring to arrive. I had the idea that the spring rains were captured and held captive in the swirling snow. I wrote the following lyrics that day.

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