S.f. Folk Music Club Leader Faith Petric Dies

Dick Cerri, folk-music radio host in D.C. area

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2003 file photo, Diane Disney Miller poses for photographers as she arrives for a grand opening concert gala at the new Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Disney Miller, the daughter of Walt Disney and one of his inspirations for building the Disneyland theme park, has died at her home in Napa, California. She was 79. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

She was briefly married. “Ruined a good friendship,” she said in an interview with The Chronicle. Ms. Petric learned to play the guitar in the ’30s, as the Depression loomed. Through the years, she lent her voice to many causes, including the antiwar movement.
For more information, visit http://www.sfgate.com/music/article/S-F-Folk-Music-Club-leader-Faith-Petric-dies-4975619.php

Folk release lyrics palatable

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To me, those are the experts. Im a little embarrassed by that label. I have never looked at this music as scholarship. I guess my mind remembers a lot of things about the people I met and the music I played. I consider myself a professional spectator. Folk music, he added, reflects what is going on at the moment, and that is always changing. What was happening in the 1960s made it a natural period for folk music to come up and be as popular as it was.
For more information, visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/dick-cerri-folk-music-radio-host-in-dc-area/2013/10/18/d46cb6b0-383a-11e3-ae46-e4248e75c8ea_story.html

Faith Petric was well known for her ability to remember the lyrics to thousands of folk songs. Photo: Chad Ziemendorf, The Chronicle

The songs in which she are featured in are probably the best of the bunch and there are more than a few in which she is prevalent in. My favorite song of the album would be ‘For the Broken Hearted’. For me all the aspect that make up a good song, this song has, and again Hannah Jensen’s vocals made the difference for me. ‘Abe and Johnny’ is another good song from album and is one of those songs that was inspired by history. “Oh July” is a strong offering from Jus Post Bellum that warrants a listen.
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