These are links to my SoundCloud page (FolkDad). They represent most of the recordings I've done over the past fourteen years. You are free to listen to any tracks at no charge. If you would like lead sheets, downloads or copyright clearance for any of my songs please drop me an email from the link on this website. Credits and copyright information are on the Album Copyright Info. page on this website.
People ask me to explain the "Go Get Your..." recurring theme on some of these albums. We used to sing for fun when I was growing up. It was the early 60s and there were three TV stations and AM radio, so we liked making our own music. Dad played the guitar, then later I did. As I got better he would have me lead some singing for guests who came to visit. After dinner we would all gather in the family room and Dad would say “Hey Paul - Go get your guitar”. Seemed like a fun tribute to him and those times. The rest of the Go Get Your... albums - just for fun.
I hope you find some music that makes you want to sing along!
This is a collection of historic songs from the underground railroad, women't suffrage movement, the labor/union movement and very early civil rights songs. These are not my stories, but they are stories I've learned and can pass along to you.
This is a collection of some of my protest song favorites from then and now (including a couple originals).
This is a collection of folk songs for children from the olden days. These were recorded in one pass with no overdubs, edits or other production. Think of them as a singalong party for kids.
Each of these songs had meaning and memories for my family. They were each recorded in one take, mostly from memory, with no overdubs, edits or other production. Think of them as a fireside singalong.
Many more songs!
I started playing and singing folk music when I was nine years old. One day I realized I was fifty nine and had been playing for fifty years. We had a big party and I recorded a CD of these songs to give away as party favors.
Progressive, inclusive, singable, songs for church gatherings.
Progressive, inclusive, songs for church gatherings.
This is a collection Bruce and I wrote together trying to get in with the Nashville country music world back in the 1990s. We really needed to move to Nashville. Bruce was willing, I wasn't. Bruce died in a car accident a couple years ago. So the story ends. We had a great time in the interim.