|Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul||
Peter Phippen started his musical career playing bass in a country western band, making good money, at the age of only 12. His search for the instrument of his soul was fulfilled when he met the bamboo flute 23 years ago. He's a regional icon on the flute, as both a composer and performer. Raised mostly non-religious, Peter considers himself a spiritualist with great affection for the Tao Te Ching.
|Naked! Part One - Jon Watts' Song of the Soul||
Jon Watts digs deep with talk about nakedness, righteousness, our global body, and more, in his distinctive, quirky, style: Spirited music-enhanced spoken word poetry. Come on!
All the songs in this program are written & performed by Jon Watts
|Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul||
For about 30 years Tom Rawson has been a presence on Seattle's activist and music scene. Teaching or not, you'll find his banjo, dulcimer or other instruments nearby, ready to help inspire hope and get a group singing.
|Annabella Wood's Song of the Soul||
During nearly 30 years of driving trucks Annabella was pulled into deep spiritual introspection. One of the outcroppings of this was prolific songwriting on spiritual matters. With her partner at the time, Bobbie Bush, she formed the singing duo "Sweet Spirit". Annabella continues singing solo now delving into the challenge of balancing physical life with spiritual being.
|Helene Pollock's Song of the Soul||
Helene was a Presbyterian, graduate of Beloit College in Wisconsin, but was drawn to Quakerism because of her deep attraction to an inward devotional life. She works with students as a staff member of Haverford College, Pennsylvania, a Quaker school. Music is very important to Helene, a companion to her ceaseless internal prayer.
|Broken Ground - Neal Swanger's Song of the Soul||
Neal Swanger makes fine music with simple, earthy, lyrics & melodies, connecting listeners to the land & the heart. When mixed in with his work with Folk 'n' Thieves and with the kids of the ReUse Band, a project of the Urban Arts Academy of the Twin Cities, you're in for some great music and great fun.
|No Dust Bowl on Vashon Island||
Though the music of Kat Eggleston shines its light widely, it strongly reflects the light & love passed on from her parents, particularly her Dust-Bowl-raised father. He bequeathed to Kat loads of creativity and his eventual home on Vashon Island, in the rainy Northwest.
|Folk House Musician||
Doug MacKenzie has a long pedigree - as a jet engine mechanic and as a folk musician. Currently in collaboration with Sue West as Rural Roots Music, they are churning out music at an incredible rate. Because of his brother, Guy MacKenzie, Doug got used to having folks like Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Dave Van Ronk, and others around the house. After a hiatus of a couple decades, Doug is back doing full-time folk music.
|Bonnie Tinker - Love Makes A Family||
Bonnie Tinker has been an equality activist most of her life, with a special calling to work for the rights of gay and lesbian families. She has spearheaded many initiatives including Love Makes A Family, an organization which supports non-traditional parents and children and seeks to protect their rights, gay or straight. The daughter of a Methodist preacher turned Quaker, Bonnie has Spirit at the heart of her work.
|Mary Shapiro's Song of the Soul||
Self-proclaimed as a Jewish-Christian-Mystic-Pluralist, Mary Shapiro is clearly a rich spiritual pastiche. Her music is folk-rock-progressive, and she carries deep passion for work to heal and grow the world. Native to the Midwest, Washington DC is her current home.
|Katherine Kocs' Song of the Soul||
Katherine Kocs was forced to retire prematurely from her job in social work because of a life-threatening medical condition, but not before creating Wisconsin's ground-breaking Bullying Prevention program. Raised Catholic, Katherine now finds her spirituality through activism.
|Rolling Wheelchair Blues - Mike Hamer's Song of the Soul||
Mike Hamer is a singer/songwriter from Greenville, North Carolina, who performs a rich variety of music, often as part of Mike Hamer and the Rhinoceroses with the Angelic Choir. Until an accident left him a quadriplegic, Mike had played guitar and bass, but found that the hammer dulcimer worked for him afterwards. He's an inspired and inspirational musician and songwriter.
Mike died December, 2017.
|Message From a Red-tailed Hawk||
Jody Soland's spiritual gifts were refined and deepened through a period of painful adversity, a series of years which included West Nile Virus, mono, complications, traumatic brain injury, and more. As you'll find out, Jody has chosen the bright pathway up from such depths, called to the path by a red-tailed hawk and channeled through beautiful vocals and instrumentation.
|Forever At the Door - Ann Mayo Muir's Song of the Soul||
Ann Mayo Muir has a long pedigree as a folk singer/songwriter, including many years as part of the near-legendary trio, Bok,Trickett, & Muir. Talented on a number of instruments and with a beautiful, evocative, voice, there is power and depth in all of her music. With a deep connection to the sea, she lives in France on a peninsula jutting into the Mediterranean.
|Healing Burns at a Distance - Fire Burn Doctor||
Fireburn Doctor provides a simple, free, miraculous, service - healing of your burns with a single phone call. It sounds absolutely unbelievable, but what are we to believe when the evidence is there? We visit with Alison McDermott of the Fireburn Doctor team & 3 who've experienced it - former Judge Charles Barnhardt, actress Mary Badham, Vitaly Korobov of the US Patent & Trademark office. Plus, in Excerpts, a 3-time user, 1998 Mr.
|Julie (Hecksel) Patchouli's Song of the Soul||
Julie and Bruce Hecksel are Patchouli and 'Fast Forward Folk' is what it says on their website. Julie caught the guitar bug seeing Taj Mahal while in her teens.
|Practical Idealist & Advocacy for Africa||
Focusing on the African countries of Burundi & Somalia, Alissa Wilson is AFSC's Public Education & Advocacy Coordinator for Africa. She has served in Americorps, was an election observer in Nigeria, and is co-author of Practical Idealists: Changing the World and Getting Paid.
|Joyful Animal Compassion||
There's a long history of trying to convince folks to go vegetarian or vegan by argument, but Compassionate Action for Animals (CAA) (or on FaceBook) is trying something different - emphasizing the sheer fun of it.
Jen Hazen has deep honesty and an awesome laugh, and both come through in the way she lights up the stage as part of the many constellations of music she occupies: Jenny & the Lost Boys, Jenny & the Jets, Girl Band,
|Moonchild - Christina Muir's Song of the Soul||
Christina Muir is a singer/songwriter/musician/artist, and one-third of the trio known as Hot Soup. Daughter of folk luminary Ann Mayo Muir, Christina has music in her genes & in her heart. With her wonderful vocals, talented instrumentals, fertile creativity, and a winsome laugh, she'll win your ear and your heart.
|Tree Meditation - Joe Reilly's Song of the Soul||
Joe Reilly is a singer, a songwriter, an environmental educator, and a man on a spiritual quest. His spirit journey has taken him from Catholic to Native American to Buddhist and back to Catholic, all the while deeply connected to the Earth.
All the songs in this program are performed by Joe Reilly
|Kenzie Joy's Song of the Soul||
A vibrant voice and astonishing songwriting talent are a joy whenever they appear, but all the more wonderful when they appear by the age of 13. Kenzie Joy is a Chippewa Valley singer/songwriter destined for great things.
|Russ Downs' Song of the Soul||
Singer/songwriter Russ Downs has been making music of many sorts for a couple decades - pop, rock, rockabilly, Christian, and more. Arlington, VA, is home with some time in Nashville, and his religious travels have taken him from non-practicing Methodist to Unitaritarian Universalist. Russ has an independent and compassionate mind, and plenty of heart in his songs.