This is the first half of an extraordinary interview between Allie Farris, a fiercely talented young performer looking for the secrets of songwriting success, and one of my musical heroes, David Wilcox. The end result is not just an overview of the logistical problems facing struggling musicians, but also a lesson in conscious and adventurous living that can apply to anyone trying to eke out a more creative existence. I feel privileged to have been at the right place and time to just put a microphone between these two.
I play several fragments and songs of Dave’s through the course of this show, and you can hear them complete and buy your own copies through the following links:
Allie Farris and world-renowned folk musician David Wilcox join me under the Camp Stupid tent at Kerrville for a fascinating talk about the intentional creative life. You can hear the result (or part one of the result) this Monday in episode 4.
In this episode, we hear the second half of our visit with the 2011 finalists of Kerrville Folk Festival’s University Songwriters competition. We also get a lesson in KFF history from “eco-troubadour” Bill Oliver
Want to hear more of this week’s University Songwriters Finalists?
Three out of five of the University Songwriter finalists from episode 2 (and the upcoming 3) are represented here, and a fourth (Myles Duelm) is manning the camera. Just a little laid-back musical downtime. Enjoy!
In this episode, we hear the first half of a chat with the 2011 finalists of Kerrville Folk Festival’s University Songwriters competition. Plus, there’s tunes under the Camp Stupid tent from Phil Lancaster, Julie Bonk and Hans York.
Want to hear more of the University Songwriters Finalists?
Episode 3 will be available Monday July 11, and will feature part 2 of John’s conversation with the Kerrville Folk Festival University Songwriters finalists. And just to tease, episode 4 will include an interview with a highly famous folk musician! Stay tuned.