Monthly Archives: June 2018

The Sixties in Folk Music / 4. Dan Barrows

DAN BARROWS
Musings of the Iopan and Other Things
Pre-Iopan. In 1958, I was directing TV at a small television station in Zanesville, Ohio. One day, members of a touring religious drama company called “The Bishop’s Company” (hereafter sometimes called “the Company”) … Continue reading

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The Sixties in Folk Music / 3. Bill Berner

Bill Berner
by Marilyn Berner
Bill Berner was born in Buffalo, New York, to immigrant parents William and Apolonia, in March 1934. His father was from Stuttgart, Germany, and his mother was a native of Poland. This is an unverified story that … Continue reading

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The Sixties in Folk Music / 2. Tony Townsend Part I.

Tony Townsend
The Growing Season: The Noctambulist, Rondo, & Iopan
I arrived early that night and parked at the rear. There was no one around. Looking down the dark corridor toward Canon Perdido Street, I saw that other businesses were closed. But … Continue reading

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The Sixties in Folk Music / 1. The Iopan

Marilyn Berner—The Iopan
A House Filled With Music
(Copyright by M.J. and D.E. Berner 2007)
One of my first vivid memories is of my dad playing his saxophone. Dwight Shaffer was a musician, from a family of musicians who left Iowa in 1910 to … Continue reading

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The Sixties In Folk Music: Santa Barbara / Introduction

Introduction – Table of Contents
Several years ago, I received a letter from Marilyn Berner, living in Colorado. She reminded me that she, along with her husband Bill, ran a folk music coffee house, The Iopan, in Santa Barbara California in … Continue reading

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