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a POST Card from John Flynn

A beautiful bride with and old dude who’s trying hard to
keep it together…                              
(Photo by Jayne Toohey)

Hi Friends,

As you can see we’ve all real been busy!

My daughter Sarah got married to a wonderful young man named Brett last weekend! I got to walk her down the aisle on my 58th birthday! It was truly an amazing experience and we all sipped deeply from the joy ladle! Thanks for all the good wishes!

Giving a shout-out to my guys during the seventh inning stretch…

In other big doings… on May 11th, the Philadelphia Phillies hosted the men and families of my Returning Citizens group, New Beginnings-Next Step, at Citizens Bank Park for their game against the Pittsburg Pirates. It was an unprecedented event for a major professional sports franchise to welcome recently released ex-offenders committed to changing their lives for the better. I’d like to publicly thank the Phils, and especially my longtime pal John Brazer for this wonderful show of support! I’d also like to acknowledge the extraordinary generosity of my dear friends Sonny Ochs, and Kim and Reggie Harris for providing the charter bus that got all our folks up to the ballpark and back that night! One youngster told me it was his best Monday ever!

I will be doing a couple shows on my home turf of Wilmington, Delaware this week. On Thursday, June 11th, I’ll be making my yearly appearance at Bellevue State Park for a family show. And then on Saturday, June 13th, I’ll be performing my annual benefit concert for New Beginnings-Next Step.

The benefit helps us provide assistance (bus passes, grocery store gift-cards, etc. ) for guys transitioning out of prison. We have found that this assistance is absolutely vital in fighting recidivism! My good buddy Harvey (aka. Harvey in the Morning) will be hosting the event, and two of our Returning Citizens will speak after intermission.

With my growing New Beginnings volunteer commitments (the only thing I could find that paid less than folk music) and a new album I’m hoping to record this summer, I won’t be touring as much in the coming months. I will, however, be returning to sing in Tulsa come late July, and Los Angeles at the end of September.

Since I recently decided to take over my own bookings, I thought I'd see if I could rustle up an extra gig or two while I'm out in those parts of the country. Let me know if you’d like to talk about hosting me for a house concert, or have some other connection we can explore (preferably within a day’s drive of either of either airport). Be advised that after a long time working with agents and managers, I'm not overly adept at the self-promotion stuff. Pointing me towards a club-owner your cousin knows, but who's never heard of me, probably won't be worth your time at the keyboard! Thanks for considering!

Hope to see you soon!


Upcoming Shows:

Thursday, June 11
6:30 p.m. Wilmington, DE, Bellevue State Park

Friday, June 12
10 a.m. Wilmington, DE, Children of America (private event)

Saturday, June 13
7 p.m. Benefit for New Beginnings-Next Step,
401 N. West St, Wilmington, DE

You can follow John on twitter @singwriter

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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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