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The Sixties in Folk Music / 6. John Thomas

John Thomas
Music—A Lifelong Love Affair
The first sounds I can remember hearing were music. My dad had been lighting director and stage technician for the Brooklyn Opera Company, and his Victrola never stopped playing classical music and operas on those big … Continue reading

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Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention: A group effort

The Santa Barbara Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention quickly became a major event in the Southern California traditional music calendar.  By its third year, 1974, we had close to 4,500 paid attendees.  That we did so was due, in the main, … Continue reading

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Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention: Beginnings

Peter tells the tale of how the Rolling Stones and Hell’s Angles helped get the Santa Barbara Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention going, way back in the early 1970s . . . Continue reading

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