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Resources for Episode #004: Richard Fariña Tribute Part 1

Richard Fariña, John Blosser, Jerry Rockwell

Listen Now (Duration 27 min.)

We begin our tribute to Richard Fariña with Jerry Rockwell and John Blosser, two dulcimer players influenced by Fariña’s dulcimer playing. With music from two Fariña tribute albums: one to be released September 11, 2015 from Plainsong called Reinventing Richard: The Songs of Richard Fariña, and Caroline Doctorow’s 2009 tribute album called Another Country … The Songs of Richard and Mimi Fariña. Richard’s cousin Omar Lugones shares insights into Fariña’s music.

Guests:
Jerry Rockwell
• John Blosser
Omar Lugones

Music:
Firenze (Melody for Richard and Mimi) written and performed by Robert Force
Hennessy Free 2 written and performed by Jerry Rockwell
Pack Up Your Sorrows performed by Plainsong (from Reinventing Richard: The Songs of Richard Fariña)
Birmingham Sunday performed by Caroline Doctorow (from Another Country: The Songs of Richard and Mimi Fariña)
Bold Marauder performed by Caroline Doctorow (from Another Country: The Songs of Richard and Mimi Fariña)
Lemonade Lady performed by Plainsong (from Reinventing Richard: The Songs of Richard Fariña)
• Intro/outro music: Road to Santa Cruz performed by Wayne and Patricia. Composed by Wayne.

Website Resource Links
Omnivore Recordings
John Blosser’s 1999 article Terry Hennessy: Luthier of the Fariña Legend: (This article first appeared in Dulcimer Players News Vol. 25 No. 4, November 1999-January 2000)
The Richard and Mimi Fariña Fan Site

 

Photos & Videos

Another Country … The Songs of Richard and Mimi Fariña
Caroline Doctorow's 2008 Fariña tribute album Another Country … The Songs of Richard and Mimi Fariña.

 


Caroline Doctorow and Michael Hennessy performing Fariña's A Swallow Song.

 

Reinventing Richard: The Songs of Richard Fariña
Plainsong's 2015 Fariña tribute album Reinventing Richard: The Songs of Richard Fariña.

 

Jerry Rockwell
Jerry Rockwell playing his Fariña replica dulcimer built by Terry Hennessy.

 


Jerry Rockwell performing Light into Darkness. For more videos of Jerry Rockwell playing dulcimer, go to his YouTube channel.

 

 

John Blosser
John Blosser performing with his dulcimer.

 


John Blosser performing Joshua.

 

Richard Fariña's dulcimer
Richard Fariña's dulcimer. As of this writing, it's part of the Smithsonian's Museum collection.

 

Headstock on Fariña's dulcimer
Headstock of Richard Fariña's dulcimer. The H stands for Hennessy, the luthier who built Richard Fariña's dulcimer.

 

Patricia Delich & Wayne Jiang
Wayne and Patricia visited Richard Fariña's dulcimer at the Smithsonian Museum in 2008.

 

Terry Hennessy
Terry Hennessy, the luthier who built Richard Fariña's dulcimer.

 

Jerry Rockwell's Fariña replica dulcimer
Jerry Rockwell's Fariña replica dulcimer built by Terry Hennessy.

 

Omar Lugones
Omar Lugones, Richard Fariña's Cuban cousin.

 

Omar Lugones
Omar Lugones giving his 2011 presentation, Remembering Richard Fariña, at Carmel Valley Library in Carmel, California.

 

Omar Lugones and Patricia Delich
Omar Lugones and Patricia after his Carmel Valley Library presentation.



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