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The Whole

Mary McCaslin told me about The Whole in Glendale and picked me up one evening to attend one of her performances.

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Ode to Art

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My mother bid Art into my life as she prayed over her ‘babe in womb’—“if the child is a girl let her sing”—then sang excerpts of her favorite arias for my lullabies that wove a musical cloth into my bunting. … Continue reading

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Learning

My father played bass for a short time with the Spade Cooley Band. He learned to play Western Swing as a youth growing up in Texas and New Mexico. My father taught me how to play guitar when I was a senior in HS because a ‘Hootenanny’ was scheduled and I wanted to participate. I guess I thought it was going to be EASY! Ha! Continue reading

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Remembering 1965-69

In 1966, I began signing up at Folk Coffeehouses every week for the privilege of performing for 15 minutes about enough time for 3 tunes. Folk Coffeehouses provided all of my peer the opportunity to develop our musical styles, composition and personae. I met so many other fellow musicians during this time and we all supported, critiqued and encouraged one another. Years later Jackson Browne and I would agree that the time between 1965-1975 was one of the most prolific and magical for folk musicians. Continue reading

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The Defining Moment

My mother tells me that when she was pregnant with me she prayed the baby would sing. If you want to know when I REALISED I was a singer, I will tell you that it was the Christmas of 1950 when I turned 4 years old.

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Getting to Know You Know Me

Stop in now and again for a chat and for your entertainment, please visit the MARY CATHERINE LUNSFORD page on Facebook by clicking http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/MARY-CATHERINE-LUNSFORD/141659322527334?ref=ts Continue reading

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