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a POST Card from John Flynn

My son and part-time roadie Cole and I getting to our gig in the keys
last week by any means necessary…


Hi Friends,

Back from Florida and getting ready for to push my fiery red Prius even closer to the 300k mark on its odometer!

The tour down south was a joy, and was only briefly interrupted as I flew home from Fort Lauderdale (into and out of an ice storm!) to do a concert in tribute to my dear friend, Folk DJ and founder of the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Gene Shay. 

 
Backstage at Gene's concert:  I'm in the back row with David Dye, Tom Paxton and David Bromberg… among others pictured with Gene (front row in hat and scarf) are Janis Ian, Tom Rush, Full Frontal Folk, Ken Ulansey, Tony Trishka, Kim and Reggie Harris and Sonia Rutstein…


Gene was the first guy to ever play me on the radio, and signed me to my first record deal on his indie label Sliced Bread records. I’ll never be able to repay him for all his kindness and support over the years, and these lyrics to the song I composed for his concert don’t really begin to do the trick:

 Standing Ovation 
  by John Flynn
 

You stood with me in the driving rain

In the howling wind and the hurricane

And your soul was kind and your heart was true

And you stood with me now I stand with you

You stood with me when few others did

Back when I was not much more than a kid

You showed me faith I had never known

And I knew that I'd never stand alone

When my hammer rang on that hard cement

You showed me what standing for something meant

When I’d hear your voice on the laughing wind

I would smile knowing I had a friend

Who stood with me when the battles raged 

When the lines were drawn from another age

And our songs would try to say something true

You stood with me- now I stand with you

As your hammer rings on this hard cement

When they ask where standing for something went

I will hear your voice laughing on the wind

And I will smile knowing I have a friend

I'll stand with you in the driving rain 

In the howling wind and the hurricane
For your soul is kind and your heart is true
And you stood with me, now I stand for you


© 2015 Flying Stone Music

 

Big thanks to everyone who keeps putting on these shows, to the friends who help us nail down the dates, the promoters, the volunteers, the sound guys, the folks who offer bed and breakfast out there on the road, and especially to those of you who come out each night to hear the songs (and still buy the CDs…GOD BLESS YOU)! You make it possible for me to get to do what I love in this world! I don't know of a greater gift!

I sure hope I'll see you at one of this month’s shows listed below, or somewhere down the road real soon! 

Peace,
John 

Upcoming March shows…  Calendar Link

Saturday, March 14
7pm: Mt Vernon (Alexandria) VA: Focus Music Concerts

Friday, March 20
7pm: Sunapee NH: Sunapee Coffeehouse

Saturday, March 21
7:30pm: Brockton, MA: Javawocky Coffeehouse

Sunday, March 22
10am: Brockton, MA: Javawocky Coffeehouse

Friday, March 27
7-8:30pm: Denton, MD: Friday Nights in Caroline (free)

Saturday, March 28
7:30pm: Philadelphia, PA: Folk Factory Coffeehouse

Sunday, March 29
1-4pm: Nanuet, NY: Borderline Folk Music Club Concert

www.johnflynn.net

 

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Most of this stuff was typed by a songer-singwriter, so please excuse typos and double check all info!

  

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