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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 tribute albums: Reinventing Richard: The Songs of Richard Fariña by Plainsong, and Another Country … The Songs of Richard and Mimi Fariña by Caroline Doctorow. 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) - Robert Force from The Complete Recordings
• Hennessy Free 2 - Jerry Rockwell
• Pack Up Your Sorrows - Plainsong from Reinventing Richard: The Songs of Richard Fariña
• Birmingham Sunday - Caroline Doctorow from Another Country … The Songs of Richard and Mimi Fariña
• Bold Marauder - Caroline Doctorow from Another Country … The Songs of Richard and Mimi Fariña
• Lemonade Lady - Plainsong from Reinventing Richard: The Songs of Richard Fariña
• Road to Santa Cruz - performed live by Wayne and Patricia. Composed by Wayne (intro/outro)

Website Resource Links
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, go to Jerry Rockwell's 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