Tag Archives: Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar

Pat The Fish

I first took my daily morning walk on the concrete-paved promenade of New Hampshire’s Hampton Beach State Park back in October. Starting that morning near the southern end of the park, I began looking for some kind of landmark that … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Song (Reprise)

The other day, I was telling a friend about this song and I couldn’t quite recall all the details of its story. As I searched the sixstr stories archives, I thought, “Time for a reprise!” So, here’s to Lydia Maria … Continue reading

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On This Historic Day…

…I’ve become a grandfather. “Oh, Boy!” (“Oh, Boy!” was composed and performed by yours truly, with all due respect to Buddy Holly and Big Bill Broonzy.) Happy Birthday, Grandson.

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“Before Breakfast”

November 8, 2014 was a Saturday. Waking up with a tune in my head on a morning when I could actually take the time to sit with my guitar and get notes down on paper was a gift. Three days … 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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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 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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A Belated Birthday Celebration

In the process of writing this post, I was feeling bad that I had not gotten my act together in time to have it be a “This Historic Day In Music” post. But then I was reminded that when my children were … Continue reading

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The Water Is Wide

Even though this song is related to “Lord Jamie Douglas,” a Scotish ballad from 1776; and that ballad uses a tune, known as “Waly, Waly,” that is English and dates back to the 1720’s; and that tune is related to … Continue reading

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Old Long Since

From 1956 to 1976, most American New Year’s Eve celebrations – and certainly the ones that rocked the Sinclair household in Exeter, New Hampshire – included watching the CBS television broadcast of the party going on at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. … Continue reading

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