Monthly Archives: July 2018

The Sixties in Folk Music / 17. Jim Greenwell

The Nexus
Jim Greenwell

I arrived in California in September 1961, courtesy of the United States Air Force. I had been sent to Vandenberg Air Force Base at Lompoc after three months of training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, … Continue reading

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The Sixties in Folk Music / 16. Don Robertson

Folk Scene: The 1960s in Santa Barbara
Don Robertson
 In 1960 I attended Defiance College in Ohio. There was a beatnik fellow named “Doc” there. Both of us lived in WWII Quonset huts over that summer. Doc taught me to appreciate the … Continue reading

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The Sixties in Folk Music / 15. René Leyva

Playing Around
René Leyva
My first experience on stage was at an assembly when I was in kindergarten at 32nd Street School in Los Angeles. The most memorable part of this première was that after my brother and I finished each song, … Continue reading

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The Sixties in Folk Music / 14. Phil Pritchard

Bass Man
Phil Pritchard
Henry Phillip Pritchard–known as Phil. Born January 3, 1947, in Yuma, Arizona. I lived in Carlsbad, New Mexico; Clovis, New Mexico; and El Paso, Texas. My family and I moved to Santa Barbara, California, in 1950. My father … Continue reading

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The Sixties in Folk Music / 13. Todd Grant

I guess it all started when I was about 10 years old. That would have been 1951. Lots of Hank Williams on the radio, Ernest Tubb, Benny Goodman—you remember the days. I lived on the east side of town, down … Continue reading

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