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 third 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.


Prelude: Flashback and Foreshadow

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

Johnny They Hardly Knew Ye by Frank Kresen


2 Responses to Third Installment 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. NEXT INSTALLMENT: April 27, 2014: “Chapter One: ‘Twixt Trio and Solo — What Was It Really Like?”

    It covers the two-year time period (late 1966 to late 1968) between the breakup of The Kingston Trio and the release of John’s first solo LP, SIGNALS THROUGH THE GLASS.

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