She’s been called “an unbroken link between traditional American folksingers and today’s ‘new folk’ singer-songwriters.” This two-part “Songs and Stories” is a visit with local songwriter Mary McCaslin. In part one, Mary talks about her folk and western influences, her fondness for alternate guitar tunings, how she ended up as a columnist for the Santa Cruz Sentinel, and why she plays “Pinball Wizard” on a banjo. In part two, she plays and tells the stories behind her songs “Old Friends” and “Acres of Houses”.
Click to hear “Songs and Stories” #40 (time = 18.53, size = 21.7 mb)
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