The one song concerts from 2021
On April 2, 2020 John wrote: I don't know when I'll be doing shows again. I'm hoping to put up some recordings from home in the coming days. I'm also checking on the possibility of livestreaming a show from time to time but we have slow wifi here and that may not be possible. We are all healthy at the moment and that is the main thing! Stay safe and healthy out there!

This page contains all 17 "One song concerts" from 2021. The first ones are at the bottom.

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- Auld Lang Syne (January 3, 2021)
- Oh Abraham (January 10, 2021)
- I Know (January 17, 2021)
- Erie Canal (January 24, 2021)
- Branching Out (January31,2021)
- We Thank You For Your Service (feb 7, 2021)

  - Like My Watch (February 14, 2021)
- Silence (February 21, 2021)
- I Think of You (February 28, 2021)
- Love’s Been Good To Me (March 7, 2021)
- Potter's Field (March 14, 2021)
- When the Ice Goes Out (March 21, 2021)

  - Flying Red Horse (March 28, 2021)
- Hold on (May 30, 2021)
- Semper Fi (May 31, 2021)
- Night into Day (August 15, 2021)
- Sweet Love (Sept.19, 2021)

 

 

.. Sweet Love (2021)

One Song Concert #56 Sweet Love (September 19, 2021) is a song suggested by my friend Jos Van Vliet in The Netherlands. It is a Kate Wolf that I sang on a tribute CD to Kate released by Red House Records in 1998 entitled Treasures Left Behind: Remembering Kate Wolf.

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.. Night into Day

Hello All, This One Song Concert (#55, August 2021) is Night into Day, first released on So DarkYou See in 2009. I hope you like it, and it finds you well!

 

 

 

.. Semper Fi
One Song Concert #54 (May 31, 2021): Semper Fi is a song for my Dad and for Memorial Day. All the best, John

 

 

 

.. Hold On

One Song Concert #53 (May 30, 2021): A new song for a new One Song Concert. It goes out to those who might be going through a rough patch. You are not alone. Peace - JG

 

 

 

..Flying Red Horse
One Song Concert #52 is Flying Red Horse from my Out of the Valley CD. It's a song about what may happen if one of the flying red horses from the Mobil station should escape. I worry about these things and sometimes my worries turn into songs. This makes a full year of weekly One Song Concerts. I don't know when the next one will be, but I will be back. Thank you for watching and listening!

 

 

 

 

 

..When the Ice Goes Out

On March 21, 2021 John wrote; One Song Concert #51 is When the Ice Goes Out, a song for Spring. Here in Minnesota when the rivers thaw, the ice can head downriver all at once in a dramatic rush. I’ve never seen it happen but the ice went out recently in the nearby St, Croix River. I hope you Northern Hemisphere people have a good Spring. I’m happy for the light and the occasional warm days

When the Ice Goes out, a song from my CD, After Yesterday, which came out in 1998. I've lived in Minnesota longer than I've lived anywhere but Spring is still feels like a pretty big deal. Happy Spring to you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

..Potter's Field

On March 14, 2021 John wrote: We are up to One Song Concert #50 with Jack Hardy’s song Potter’s Field from his 1978 recording, The Nameless One. In the summer of 1979 I listened to that record and his Mirror of My Madness record more than any other music. Russ Rentler and I opened for Jack at Godfrey Daniel’s Coffeehouse in June of that year as the Razzy Dazzy Brothers, a subgroup of the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band. He was the first person I met who wrote songs on a schedule. His was a song a week and that idea of writing songs on a schedule changed my life. He was a hero who became a friend. I hope Jack would have liked my version of Potter’s Field and I hope you do too.

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..Love’s Been Good To Me
On March 7, 2021 John wrote: My late friend Willem Leeuwenhoek requested that I learn Love’s Been Good To Me a few years back. I did, and was able to play it for him in The Netherlands. Written by Rod McKuen, it is one of the only songs that I know of that was recorded by both Frank Sinatra and Johnny Cash. I hope you like it!

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..I Think of You
On February 28, 2021 John wrote: This week’s One Song Concert (#48) is by Utah Phillips, I Think of You. I recorded this one on my So Dark You See CD in 2008. Utah was one of the greatest artists I ever have ever encountered. I hope he would have liked my version of his song and I wish he could have heard it.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

..Silence
On February 21, 2021 John wrote: This week’s One Song Concert (#47) is Silence, a love song, a belated valentine from my 1991 CD Jack’s Crows. I hope you like it! ?? Subscribe if you do. All the best, John
 

 

 

 

 

..Like My Watch
On February 14, 2021 John wrote: This week’s video from home #46 (nice number) is Like My Watch, the first song that I wrote that I still sing. It was published as a poem in my school’s literary journal when I was 19 and appeared on my first record, I Know, a decade later. I hope you like it!
 

 

..We Thank You For Your Service

On February 7, 2021 John wrote: This week’s One Song Concert and Home Video # 45 is a new song by Jack Presbury and me. It was a privilege to have a hand in this song which came out of Jack’s experience counseling returning vets. We hope you like it!

The guitar is a Red Rascal by Livermore guitars

NB: Jack Presbury also wrote "Cowboy Song"

 

 

 

 

..Branching Out
On January 31, 2021 John wrote: This week’s One Song Concert and Home Video #44 is Branching Out, a song about wanting to be a tree. It appeared on my first record, I Know, in 1987. I hope you like it!
 

 

 

 

 

 

..Eric Canal

On January 24, 2021 John wrote: This week’s One Song Concert is Erie Canal. Though it is considered a folk song it was written by Thomas S. Allen in 1905. This is basically Pete Seeger’s adaption. I hope you like my version!

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..I Know

On January 17, 2021 John wrote: This week’s One Song Concert is I Know, the title song from my debut record, on Red House Records, 1987.
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..Oh Abraham
On January 10, 2021 John wrote: Home Video #41 and this week’s One Song Concert is Oh Abraham which first appeared on my 2001 CD The Company You Keep.
I hope you like it!

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..Auld Lang Syne
On January 3, 2021 John wrote: This week’s One Song Concert and Home Video #40 is a version of Auld Lang Syne, from the National Bard of Scotland, Robert Burns. Laurie Allmann and I each added a verse, to the verse and chorus that are traditionally sung. We hope you like it and have a healthy and happier New Year! John

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