Episode 4: The Tao of Dave

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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:

The second part of this talk will be available in two weeks, on Monday, August 8. Cheers!

Episode 3: Collegiality 201 – Advanced Studies

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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

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Episode 4 will be available Monday July 25, and will feature an interview with renowned folkie David Wilcox.

Episode 2: Collegiality

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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?

Check back in two weeks and you’ll hear part two of the University Songwriters circle, featuring songs from Myles Duelm of Texas State and Pete Okie Weiss of UT.

Here are the websites of this episode’s featured artists:

Incidental music:

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.