Monthly Archives: May 2009

Singing with Johnny Cash

Here’s a fun sing-a-long that my old band Brush Arbor did with Johnny Cash and his family (Mother Maybelle Carter, June Carter Cash, Anita Carter and his daughters Rosie and Rosanne)  on an NBC-TV special in December, 1973.  We’re on … Continue reading

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A Salute to My Dad on Memorial Day

I write this on Memorial Day 2009 as we pay tribute to all the men and women who have served our country over the years, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and way of life. … Continue reading

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Alison Brown at Anthology

Marci and I went to see Alison Brown last night at a local San Diego supper club called Anthology. Yesterday’s San Diego Reader carried an interview with Alison which included a nice mention for my radio show: “And I tuned … Continue reading

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The Rice Kryspies: 40 Years Ago

I began my youth ministry career as a club director for Ventura County (California) Youth for Christ in 1963.  Folk music was getting real popular about that time (Joan Baez, the Kingston Trio,  Bob Dylan, the New Christy Ministrels) so … Continue reading

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Demon Banjos

An interesting post from the Dallas Morning News religion blog: “My grandfather had this conversion experience and went to West Virginia Wesleyan. He was kicked out of a church in 1919 for playing the banjo with the youth group. Obviously … Continue reading

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Teens on Bluegrass

OK, I know bluegrass isn’t going to replace hip hop anytime soon as the music of choice for teenagers, but I’m no longer surprised by groups like the The Doerfels who suddenly appear out of nowhere.  I don’t know too … Continue reading

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