Category Archives: EFS Music

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

Guitar Music: “The Water Is Wide”

(To see more Guitar TAB transcriptions, click on Guitar Music in the Categories list!) sixstr stories, as it says on the home page above the right hand corner of the close-up photo of my favorite guitar, is “Just another WordPress.com weblog.” … Continue reading

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These Wide Waters

Last July… I spent the better part of a Wednesday morning and early afternoon in the emergency room of my local hospital. Our 14-year-old family station wagon was suddenly reduced to a nearly-worthless pile of spare parts, scrap metal and … Continue reading

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Songs

Long before I started writing this blog, I wrote songs. Love songs, story songs, list songs, silly songs, songs about songs, songs without words, songs drawn from the day-to-day of my life. Thirty of those songs – including tracks from … Continue reading

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“Father’s Day”

Eight different musicians/groups have each written and recorded a song called “Father’s Day.” Rap artist Father M.C. did in 1990 and Hip Hop duo Method Man & Redman did in 1999. Americana duo Barry & Michelle Patterson did in 2001 … Continue reading

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A 1990’s Love Song Resurrected For The 16th Valentine’s Day Of The 21st Century

Living here in New Hampshire, it often seems that the winter we’re in the middle of is absolutely the worst winter ever. (OMG! and WTF!) The winter of 2015 is definitely in the running for that title. But as the recent … Continue reading

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Introducing: “Sixstr – The sixstr stories Theme”

Can a blog have a theme? Most blogs, I would guess, have a Theme: “a subject or topic of discourse or of artistic representation.” (The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, New Edition, 2005) Movies, television shows and radio programs have Themes: “Instrumental music, … Continue reading

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Remaining Seas

There are some songwriters who come up with a title first, then write the song to go with it. This song is the only song I ever wrote that way. The title was a typo. Back in the Fall of 2003, … Continue reading

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Home Alone

It’s been a while since I posted a piece of my music for your listening pleasure. So, here’s a guitar instrumental that I came up with a few years back, inspired by the music and playing of Elizabeth Cotten, Doc … Continue reading

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A Hymn For The Holiday And The New Year

In 1993, I became the guitarist for The Amity Singers, a contemporary Christian vocal group at First Parish Church Congregational in Dover, New Hampshire. After I’d been with the group for a few months, I presented them with an arrangement … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Song

I know what you’re going to say. “‘Over The River And Through The Woods’ is a Christmas song.” Well… Here’s the story. The words to “Over The River And Through The Woods” were taken from a poem. The poem was … Continue reading

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