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Ken Schmierer commented on Easy Ed's blog post 'Pete Seeger Dead: Folk Legend Dies at 94'
"A giant that is irreplaceable...can't help but shed a few tears for a great man and a wonderful musician.  Rest in Peace Pete. "
Jan 28
Ken Schmierer shared Easy Ed's video on Facebook
Dec 23, 2013
Ken Schmierer commented on Matt Powell's blog post 'Most Men Only Dream: Merle Haggard, Saban Theater, December 11, 2013'
"Who will replace these giants of the earth:  Price, Cash, Nelson, Jones and Haggard.  No one ever can or will and I am sorry to even have to think that......  "
Dec 23, 2013
Ken Schmierer commented on Mike Seely's blog post 'The Anti-Bacharach Takes Bainbridge: Mary Gauthier at The Treehouse Cafe, 11/21/13'
"There is nothing tedious about any lyrics that touch your soul and having an obsession with any thing adolescent or otherwise makes for great writing..... Mary is so far ahead of the average songwriter that is is just silly to criticize her in any…"
Nov 26, 2013
Ken Schmierer commented on No Depression's blog post 'Win a Copy of "Divided & United: The Songs of the Civil War"'
"LORENA is truly a great song and I have always loved WILDWOOD FLOWER and did not realize that it went back to the Civil war.   Andt I think Vince Gill's DEAR OLD FLAG is just great but Jack Clement's BEAUTIFUL DREAMER is just…"
Nov 5, 2013
Ken Schmierer commented on Mando Lines's blog post 'John Prine's Great Days Anthology Revisited'
"National treasure some it up unless you were to say "World treasure".   Can't imagine a world without Prine songs... don't want to imagine one.  "
Oct 25, 2013
Ken Schmierer commented on No Depression's blog post 'Win a copy of Van Morrison's 'Moondance' Deluxe Edition'
" Crazy Love was one of the great songs of all time…. Captured the essence of young love and old love and left  people humming the song for days…"
Oct 22, 2013
Ken Schmierer commented on No Depression's blog post 'Win a copy of Patty Griffin's lost album 'Silver Bell''
"Love Patty! "
Oct 8, 2013
Ken Schmierer commented on Corky J. Carrel's blog post 'Guy Clark: My Favorite Picture Of You: The Lion In Winter'
"Seems like almost every week I lose a piece of my foundation.... the pieces that made me what ever it is I am.... those singer/songwriters who made me stop and think about big issues and little issues. Sometimes they just made me sit and think happy…"
Jul 25, 2013
Ken Schmierer commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'A Conversation with Iris Dement'
"Her voice and twang are the golden elixir of time and sweeter than Saccharine at a drug store sale... fell in love with it when I heard "Sweet is the Melody" and have enjoyed her work ever since.... "
Jun 25, 2013
Ken Schmierer commented on No Depression's blog post 'Enter to win a signed copy of 'Steve Earle: The Warner Bros. Years' box set'
"You just can't top GUITAR TOWN one of the most iconic songs of its time period and truly a great song that does and will live on.... although I do love his versions of Townes Van Zandt's songs and have a special liking for CHRISTMAS IN…"
Jun 18, 2013
Ken Schmierer commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'The Unofficial ND Bootleg Reader's Poll: Bob Dylan's Ten Best Songs'
"And you know I can't help think that Bob Dylan's Dream and Tomorrow is a Long Time are two really great songs and how can they not even make my list.... I do like Roll On John and in fact that was the first song to really strike me from…"
Apr 22, 2013
Ken Schmierer commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'The Unofficial ND Bootleg Reader's Poll: Bob Dylan's Ten Best Songs'
"Great list and wonderfully defined but there are so many other phenomenal songs that he has written.... I would love to see you write about each one as you do capture the essence of the zeitgeist.  One song that stands out like many on the…"
Apr 20, 2013
Ken Schmierer replied to Terry Roland's discussion 'What Are Bob Dylan's 10 Greatest Songs'
"Hotwalker is a unique cultural romp through the 20th century and I am perplexed why it has not gotten more superlatives as it is brilliant. When I select my 20 favorite albums/CD's 15 of which are Dylan's - Tom's Hotwalker is in that…"
Apr 3, 2013
Ken Schmierer replied to Terry Roland's discussion 'What Are Bob Dylan's 10 Greatest Songs'
"I think Shawn Billingsley had the most perfect list. We all have some favorites but it is hard to go wrong or challenge any of the exceptional songs on his list. Hope you give some kind of summary to see which songs are most often listed. I may have…"
Mar 9, 2013
Ken Schmierer shared Terry Roland's blog post on Facebook
Mar 8, 2013

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Guy Clark’s first LP Old No. 1.

Old No. 1 was a large influence on my musical enjoyment and even help shape my cultural and political philosophy.... it helped introduced me to the song-writers... after buying Jerry Jeff Walkers self title LP in 1972 I found that several of my favorite songs were written by a guy name Clark..... so when I ran across old No. 1.... I scarfed it up and it because one of my all time favorite records.   It was about the same time I discovered Kristofferson, Shaver, Prine and Cohen ... and they…

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