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Bob Kealing replied to Will James's discussion 'Support Effort to Preserve/Restore The Derry Down, Gram Parsons' First Performance Venue' in the group Gram Parsons InterNational
"This is such an important project because it is a celebration of Gram Parsons' pioneering vision and musical legacy in the Florida town and county where he was born and made his earliest recordings. It's another important…"
Jan 2
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Calling Me Home Book Update: Coon Dog's Secret

Many of you who've already read "Calling Me Home" have asked about the man whose the subject of Chapter Five, "Coon Dog's Secret."With his family's permission, here are a couple of vintage photos of him:Dad%20Pics%201.pdf After the book's publication, we were shown records that showed he was adopted not long after he was born. He…See More
Jul 28, 2013
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Feb 18, 2013
Gerwyn Glyn Owen commented on Bob Kealing's blog post 'Calling Me Home (Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock) Book Preview...Chapter Three'
"Many thanks for this preview Bob. By the way, great feature on Gram Parsons in the UK magazine Uncut - I learned about him here on this site and, thanks to ND posters' recommendations, I got the GP/Grievous Angel, which I listen to a…"
Jan 22, 2013
A blog post by Bob Kealing was featured

Calling Me Home (Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock) Book Preview...Chapter Three

Chapter Three: Pilgrimage to WaycrossIn the far reaches of southeast Georgia lies 685 square miles of black-water swamp called “Okefenokee,” meaning “trembling earth.” Underfoot, you feel and hear the squish squish of the spongy ground. In winter, the mosquitoes are sparse and venomous snakes lie low. Put in a flatwater boat along any of the swamp’s 120 miles of canoe trails and there’s a pretty good chance the only human form you’ll see is your own, reflected in the mocha-colored water.Two…See More
Jan 15, 2013
Bob Kealing posted a blog post

Calling Me Home (Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock) Book Preview...Chapter Three

Chapter Three: Pilgrimage to WaycrossIn the far reaches of southeast Georgia lies 685 square miles of black-water swamp called “Okefenokee,” meaning “trembling earth.” Underfoot, you feel and hear the squish squish of the spongy ground. In winter, the mosquitoes are sparse and venomous snakes lie low. Put in a flatwater boat along any of the swamp’s 120 miles of canoe trails and there’s a pretty good chance the only human form you’ll see is your own, reflected in the mocha-colored water.Two…See More
Jan 13, 2013
Mike Adcock commented on Bob Kealing's blog post 'Calling Me Home (Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock) Book Preview...Chapter One'
"as a sober addict/drunk(can't spell alcholic ) its taken a lot of soberity to understand how influenced i was by that sound as a teen in the early 70s and how it all seems to go back to the south, thank you for the insights."
Dec 23, 2012
Roberta Dodea commented on Bob Kealing's blog post 'Calling Me Home (Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock) Book Preview...Chapter Two'
"I'm interested to see how this expands on David Meyers' already substantial work.  There are superficial and easy answers to Parson's enduring appeal but can anyone tell me why talented survivor Chris Hillman hasn't earned a…"
Dec 13, 2012
A blog post by Bob Kealing was featured

Calling Me Home (Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock) Book Preview...Chapter Two

Chapter Two: Legacy versus LegendOn a bluff overlooking a bend in the St. Johns River, boys in short-sleeved shirts and ties mingle with attractive girls in summer outfits, pausing from intellectual pursuits to watch planes landing in the distance at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida. In this serene setting, spectral strands of Spanish moss dangle in the cooling breezes. For decades, young people on the precipice of adult lives, beginning to shape dreams and opinions, have taken time…See More
Dec 13, 2012
Bob Kealing commented on No Depression's blog post 'Win a copy of 'Calling Me Home: Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock''
"Dick, thanks so much for the inteview in the book and your comment here. Wish that tape would surface!"
Dec 11, 2012
david vartanoff commented on Bob Kealing's blog post 'Calling Me Home (Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock) Book Preview...Chapter Two'
" indeed the post sunset 50kw radio of the 50s, 60s was magical.   Via 3 stations immediately next to each other @ 1510,20,30 I could hear R&B, Rock w/ some Canadian input, and the full spectrum of C&W from mountain ballads to over…"
Dec 11, 2012
John Evans commented on Bob Kealing's blog post 'Calling Me Home (Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock) Book Preview...Chapter One'
"To my knowledge and belief I have read all of the other books and most articles over the years and always wanted more. I guess if I don't win the contest I'll be forced to buy it -- oh well. Seriously, having read the first…"
Dec 11, 2012
Bob Kealing posted a blog post

Calling Me Home (Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock) Book Preview...Chapter Two

Chapter Two: Legacy versus LegendOn a bluff overlooking a bend in the St. Johns River, boys in short-sleeved shirts and ties mingle with attractive girls in summer outfits, pausing from intellectual pursuits to watch planes landing in the distance at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida. In this serene setting, spectral strands of Spanish moss dangle in the cooling breezes. For decades, young people on the precipice of adult lives, beginning to shape dreams and opinions, have taken time…See More
Dec 10, 2012
Bob Kealing commented on Bob Kealing's blog post 'Calling Me Home Preview...Chapter One'
"Thanks Bill, I can't wait to read about your days as part of the thriving circuit of musicians playing the i-4 corridor in the 60s.  "
Dec 7, 2012
Bill Thames commented on Bob Kealing's blog post 'Calling Me Home Preview...Chapter One'
"Makes me wonder how much influence Parsons had on other bands like the Beau Brummels (Bradley's Barn), and groups like Goose Creek Symphony.  I suppose the mixing of different generas is what I love most about great music, and great talent."
Dec 7, 2012
Bill Thames commented on Bob Kealing's blog post 'Calling Me Home Preview...Chapter One'
"Wonderful kick-off to a book that is sure to inspire readers to ponder a part of music history that has been sorely overlooked."
Dec 7, 2012

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Calling Me Home Book Update: Coon Dog's Secret

Many of you who've already read "Calling Me Home" have asked about the man whose the subject of Chapter Five, "Coon Dog's Secret."

With his family's permission, here are a couple of vintage photos of him:

Dad%20Pics%201.pdf 

After the book's publication, we were shown records that showed he was adopted not…

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Posted on July 28, 2013 at 10:00am

Calling Me Home (Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock) Book Preview...Chapter Three

Chapter Three: Pilgrimage to Waycross

In the far reaches of southeast Georgia lies 685 square miles of black-water swamp called “Okefenokee,” meaning “trembling earth.” Underfoot, you feel and hear the squish squish of the spongy ground. In winter, the mosquitoes are sparse and venomous snakes lie low. Put in a flatwater boat along any of the…
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Posted on January 13, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Calling Me Home (Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock) Book Preview...Chapter Two

Chapter Two: Legacy versus Legend

On a bluff overlooking a bend in the St. Johns River, boys in short-sleeved shirts and ties mingle with attractive girls in summer outfits, pausing from intellectual pursuits to watch planes landing in the distance at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida. In this serene setting, spectral strands of Spanish moss dangle in the cooling breezes. For decades, young people on the precipice of adult lives, beginning to shape dreams…

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Posted on December 10, 2012 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Calling Me Home (Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock) Book Preview...Chapter One

ND friends: In an effort to introduce you to this new and different look at the influence of the South in Gram Parsons' music and legacy, in this blog I'll be excerpting some content from the book. We begin, appropriately, with chapter one...



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In Gulf Shores, Alabama, on a sun-drenched sliver of white sand, sea oats, and rolling dunes, Avis Johnson Bartkus opened up about being part of…
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Posted on December 5, 2012 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

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At 6:00am on November 23, 2012, Lucky Mud said…

Bob,

Nice talking to you....it's been a year pretty much on the road with a little hospital detour in the middle. Not as much time to spend on ND as once there was, but it's still a great place to hang out and learn.

Mike

At 1:34pm on November 22, 2012, Gary Hunn said…

thanks Bob, much appreciated. regards Gary

At 12:29pm on November 21, 2012, Will James said…

Welcome Bob to Gram Parsons InterNational on No Depression!

At 9:58am on March 5, 2010, No Depression said…
Hi Bob - Welcome to the No Depression community! We hope you're finding everything okay. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback (here are some FAQs in case anything's confusing). Thanks for joining. Cheers!
Kim
 
 
 

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