Oregon Symphony Pops

Year: 1987 Show: Irving Berlin Centennial Celebration Maestro: Norman Leyden

Venue: Schnitzer Hall Artist: MCatherine Lunsford

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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. Continue reading

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Birth of the LatteLadies

There have been two major ‘evangelical’ moments in my life when I was over-taken by an irresistible urge to speak out! The first is a long story about suing for Civil Rights, but this is the story of the second of such experiences that led to ‘the birth of the Latte Ladies’. Continue reading

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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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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

These posts are going to be pretty random so no guarantee that I have the time line absolutely accurate or the stories in order, but all that I recollect I will share and invite other’s who knew me then to fill in the bits. I recollect a number of funny, weird and exciting experiences during the time period BEFORE I signed the recording contract with Polydor. Continue reading

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My ‘Vintage Recordings’ have a fan base?

One day an Aunt called to say a copy of MARY CATHERINE LUNSFORD was for sale on Ebay. Of course I couldn’t resist checking out the listing and sure enough, there it was out for bid!

Once I even checked out a rare recordings web site and found a copy had sold for over $30.00 in Europe! You can bet your last nickle finding that information was a real ego boost for a low day! Continue reading

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