Category Archives: EFS Music

These posts contain links to recordings of my original songs and guitar instrumentals.

“Hints Taken (8+4)”

The first “hint” came to me in a dream. Sometime in the wee hours of Thursday, March 5, 2021, I had a dream in which I was playing the guitar; slide guitar, actually. When I awoke, the tune I’d been … Continue reading

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A Hymn For The New Year

When I wrote “Sing To The World,” I did not envision that it would one day become my personal “Greetings to the New Year” song. But for all the times I’ve sung this song – this hymn – at this … Continue reading

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“Blue Friday”

I found this recording in the Voice Memos app on my phone back in early June when I was looking for something else. What I think of as an “audio snapshot,” it was dated February 22, 2019 and titled “Blue … Continue reading

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“February 8th”

To my dear daughter, Over the past ten years – along with cards and presents, video chats and phone calls – your birthday has been celebrated and commemorated twice here on sixstr stories. Each time included a song: “Birthday” by … Continue reading

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“Are You Awake?”

First things first: Happy New Year!!! Every December since 2011 I’ve put together a personal “Best of…” playlist that I call Discoveries & Resurrections. The list draws from all of the music I’ve read about, written about, discovered, listened to, heard … Continue reading

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‘Tis The Season…

…to reflect and share. One day a couple of months ago, quite out of the blue, I started singing part of an old song of mine called “Pavement Ends.” I located the complete lyrics of the song, undated, on page … Continue reading

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No. 9

Another birthday, another telling of the tale… sixstr stories was born on Sunday, April 18, 2010 in Somerville, Massachusetts. I was visiting my daughter and casually mentioned to her that I was thinking of starting a blog. (At the time, … Continue reading

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Old Long Since – Take 2

ICYWW (In Case You Were Wondering): This past November, I added a co-motto to my blog. “Good music doesn’t get old” by Ferdinand Joseph “Jelly Roll Morton” LaMothe, my original motto, was joined by a quote from Bruce Springsteen: “All valuable … Continue reading

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Over The River Once More

“Oh, hear the bells ringing, ‘Ting-a-ling-ling!,’ for it’s Thanksgiving Day.” If your holiday gathering could use a festive sing-along, here’s a good one for you. “Over The River And Through The Woods” – guitar, vocal and arrangement by me. Ready? … Continue reading

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“November 7”

Here’s one for my son and all of the fingerstyle-acoustic-guitar-loving, guitar-picking, tablature-reading viewers/readers/followers of this blog out there. November 7 is my son’s birthday. In 2010, I celebrated his birthday here on sixstr stories with a “This Historic Day…” post. … Continue reading

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