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SFMS Online: Tom Paxton and the DonJuans

Saturday, April 3, 2021 Live-streamed Concert 7:30 pm Eastern
FREE TO SFMS MEMBERS!

About This Event:

Tom Paxton has been an integral part of the songwriting and folk music community since the early 1960s Greenwich Village scene, and continues to be a primary influence on today’s “New Folk” performers. He is one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th Century — author of folk standards like The Last Thing On My Mind, Ramblin’ Boy, Bottle Of Wine, Whose Garden Was This?, Goin’ To The Zoo and The Marvelous Toy — and will likely be reckoned as one of the greats in this new century as well.

Tom Paxton and the DonJuans

Tom Paxton has been an integral part of the songwriting and folk music community since the early 1960s Greenwich Village scene, and continues to be a primary influence on today’s “New Folk” performers. He is one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th Century — author of folk standards like The Last Thing On My Mind, Ramblin’ Boy, Bottle Of Wine, Whose Garden Was This?, Goin’ To The Zoo and The Marvelous Toy — and will likely be reckoned as one of the greats in this new century as well.

Ani DiFranco says, “Tom Paxton embodies the spirit of folk music in the most beautiful sense. Not just in his song crafting, his work ethic, his politics and his dedication to people’s music, but also in his kind and generous heart. When I first started playing folk festivals, I was all of eighteen, shaved headed and politically outspoken. Many people in the folk community at that time seemed defensive and threatened by me, but I remember Tom was a notable exception. He was nothing but warm, welcoming and supportive to me from the git go. He’s the coolest.”

Tom has been honored by multiple GRAMMY nominations, a Lifetime Achievement Award from ASCAP, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the BBC in London. Over his 50-plus-year career, he's penned literally hundreds of songs, many of which have been recorded by reknowned artists from Paul Simon to Tiny Tim. He is beloved by three generations of fellow musicians and music lovers, including many, many Susquehanna Folks. We are so pleased to welcome him to our stage, and to offer this special concert FREE TO OUR MEMBERS!

The Don Juans are Don Henry and Jon Vezner, both GRAMMY Award winning songwriters whose songs have been covered by a multitude of artists including Janis Ian, Ray Charles, John Mellencamp and Miranda Lambert to name a few. Within days of writing and playing together, these three songwriters knew they were onto something — and they took it on the road!

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“Every folk singer I know has either sung a Tom Paxton song, is singing a Tom Paxton song or will soon sing a Tom Paxton song. Now either all the folk singers are wrong, or Tom Paxton is one hell of a songwriter.”Holly Near

Playing live at the Prescott Festival in 2018: one of Tom's favorite songs about a good friend... followed by dual ukuleles!
The Scottish Lowlands that used to be the Highlands: what's so bad about that?
What if no matter how angry he was, he couldn't lay hands on a gun?

Tickets

Concert: 7:30 pm US Eastern Time

  • $15 General Admission
  • Ticketing for this show is through CrowdCast
  • Show will not be archived

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