Friday, December 30, 2011


Peter LaFarge has been gone a long long time. The other night it was time to bring him back a little closer by pulling out the LPs and let the rodeo rider and storyteller take over for a few hours. Here is one now spinning on the Birdhouse. LaFarge was born in Colorado and raised in the great family of southwest thinkers and writers, Oliver (Laughing Boy) was his dad. Peter LaFarge moved around, was well known in the New York City folk circuit when Ramblin'Jack Elliott, Dave Von Ronk and LaFarge's neighbor Liam Clancy owned the town. He passed away (1965) far too young (34), and it's still a toss up how. Let the songs take us to him.

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