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Old Folkies

For those who got their start in the '50s and '60s and continue to embrace folk music today.

Members: 67
Latest Activity: Jan 30

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9th v 20th fret marker 2 Replies

Sorry cannot seem to comment and tried Terry's suggestion but still no go. Just wanted to comment on the ' unusual 10th fret marking after Luis comment....My Aristone from the the 60s is presumedly German made according to the guy who restored it…Continue

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Started by Margaret Galbraith. Last reply by Jim Yates Jun 23, 2015.

Anthem for Old Folkie? :-) 8 Replies

Well I won the popular vote by about 18,000 votes, but the judges still didn't select me (perhaps the oldest contestant) as a finalist in the big songwriting competition. But I'm not discouraged. In fact... I have one thing to say..... "Don't Write…Continue

Started by Lon Milo DuQuette. Last reply by Lon Milo DuQuette Dec 29, 2014.


Hello again friends.I turned 66 this summer and I'm still mad as hell and insanely optimistic about politics, war and peace and life in general. To give vent to the mad as hell part I wrote and recorded "You Bet Your Ass It's Class Warfare", and to…Continue

Started by Lon Milo DuQuette. Last reply by Lon Milo DuQuette Oct 20, 2014.

Radical Folk in the 21st Century

"I'm 65. I'm still alive and I''ve been around the block ..."I figured if anybody would get a kick out of my newest album, Gentle Heretic, it would be this group.Outside the Box - from the Gentle…Continue

Started by Lon Milo DuQuette Nov 4, 2013.

This Old Folky finally's on Pandora

It took a long time and many hoops to jump through but I finally have the songs of my first album on Pandora. I would really appreciate it if my old folky pals went to Pandora and created a "Lon Milo DuQuette" radio station and when my tunes turn up…Continue

Started by Lon Milo DuQuette Sep 14, 2013.

Harps and racks... 18 Replies

I know there's a group for real harp players, but I'm not in that class. However, since finding my old harp rack, and one of my harmonicas, I decided I'd start using them again when playing some of my favorite folk tunes.Any other of you folks using…Continue

Started by Phil Manuel. Last reply by Phil Manuel Aug 28, 2012.

Guitar Army 3 Replies

I live in Punta Gorda, Florida (between Sarasota and Fort Myers).  Every Thursday evening for years, and ever-growing bunch of musicians gather in Gilchrist Park (on Charlotte Harbor), naturally congregate into groups, and play/sing all sorts of…Continue

Started by Steve Widmeyer. Last reply by Jud Hair May 17, 2012.

Ok, THIS group is definitely for me. 2 Replies

I started playing back in the 60's and it has always been mostly PP&M, John Denver, Kingston Trio, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Everley Bros., I could go on. Now days it is mostly John and PPM with a lot of Suzie Bogguss thrown in. If you're not…Continue

Started by Mike Bishop. Last reply by Alan Sturgess May 14, 2015.

I've waited 45 years for this! 6 Replies

O my gosh!!  Even though I'd grown up on traditional folk tunes, my acute awareness of music didn't come of age until 1962.  I was eleven years old by then, but could absolutely NOT get enough of P,P&M, Kingston Trio, Weavers, Highwaymen, Terry…Continue

Started by J. D. Woods. Last reply by Blues Agent Apr 19, 2012.

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Comment by Mike Raeburn on November 17, 2014 at 3:30pm

Well Done!!

Comment by michael schwartz on November 17, 2014 at 3:26pm


Comment by Lon Milo DuQuette on November 17, 2014 at 2:14pm

Okay! .... I won FIRST PLACE in the popular vote phase of Guitar Center's Songwriter's competition. Keep your fingers crossed for me that I stay a finalist. Thanks for listening to my tunes and supporting this old folky's dream.

Comment by michael schwartz on November 17, 2014 at 8:30am

Wonderful evening seeing Judy Collins! Her voice was impeccable, and she hit every note. I just wasn't thrilled with her choice of songs and I guess at 75 a full hour of singing and playing is enough.

Comment by Edward Sparks on November 14, 2014 at 6:30am

Excellent Michael!  Have fun and please report back!  

Comment by michael schwartz on November 14, 2014 at 4:38am

Can't wait to see Judy Collins tomorrow..6th row seats, and completely psyched to see such along time favorite. LOVE that guitar of hers!!

Comment by Mike Raeburn on September 29, 2014 at 5:02pm

Hi Lon, You do a good song even though you are still quite a young fellow. I used to be an angry young man, now I'm just a COB (Cynical Old B******) Good luck with the contest!

Comment by Lon Milo DuQuette on September 29, 2014 at 11:43am

Okay. I entered one of these songwriting contests last year and won first prize ... but this one is really a big one and I'm 66 years old and still have dreams. Could you please help me out by clicking the link below and playing the five videos of my songs as as many times a day as you can stomach! I would truly appreciate it ... and when you are 66 years old .... well ... you get the picture. Thanks for helping this old folky. Please also share with your friends.

Comment by Stan Wells on February 2, 2014 at 1:54pm
I couldn't resist joining. I grew up on that music. During the 60s and 70s I listened to Ramblin' Jack Elliott. During the 90s I got to know Jack and sometimes I would open for him at his gigs. I just finished my own cd and I was lucky enough to get Ramblin' Jack, David Grisman, Nina Gerber and David LaFlamme to play on it with me! Unless maybe I'm just dreaming all this.....
Comment by Lon Milo DuQuette on January 28, 2014 at 12:03am

RIP Pete Seeger.


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