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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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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