Frank Kresen and I share a deep, lifetime affection for unique songwriter John Stewart, who died six years ago on January 19, 2006. Frank is writing a book about John, and we will be publishing it here in installments.  This is the second installment – enjoy!  You can click on it and read it online, or right click (control click on a Mac) and download it.  Many thanks to Frank Kresen for sharing this with all of us.

Introduction: “On Becoming a Household Name” — or, “One Amp Short”

If you missed part one of this bio  here is the link to Part One

Johnny They Hardly Knew Ye by Frank Kresen


2 Responses to Part 2 of Frank Kresen’s Biography of John Stewart

  1. From my good friend and former bandmate in our acoustic duo, The Dinosaurs (1996-2009), Doug Breckenridge:

    There aren’t a lot of people — even serious Folkies — who are
    familiar with the life and works of John Stewart. I confess that, until
    I spent a dozen-plus years as Frank Kresen’s bandmate and friend, I
    was among that number. But now, thanks to Frank’s elegantly
    impassioned (and deeply researched!) prose, music fans everywhere can
    get to know the significance of this great American songwriter. That’s
    a good thing!

  2. Two weeks until the third installment of my book on the late John Stewart (1939-2008), JOHNNY, THEY HARDLY KNEW YE. Title: “Folk Music, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Bob Dylan — A Contextual Overview of the Contributions of John Stewart to the American Acoustic Musical Tradition.” COMING: March 27, 2014.

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