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Thread #120096 Message #2610577
Posted By: Big Mick
13-Apr-09 - 08:09 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Seattle's John Ross, Mudcatter, April 2009
Subject: RE: Obit: Seattle's John Ross, Mudcatter, April 09
Breaks my heart to lose John. He was always a memorable and well informed poster who could be counted on for great insights on folk music. He also circulated among some of the greats of our times, and shared many wonderful stories here.
I have gone back through a great deal of his postings and the only clues I find are the following:
1. - He gives many references to the east coast in the early days, including Brookline, MA and MIT.
2. - It is very apparent he lived, worked and was part of the Philly Folk scene.
3. - He also talks about Washington Square in some of his posts.
4. - There are references to Fox Hollow in 1968, '69, and the early 70's, and he talks about the gazebo being the place to be.
5. - He also talks about St. Louis, and starting a folk festival there, as well as working (I think)at KDNA (radio, tv?) in 1970.
6. - He also talks about Izzy Young's in New York.
Perhaps some 'catters from those areas can contact the older folkies in the area and see if they have any clues.
We will miss you johnross. You were a mighty contributor in these here precincts. But your voice will be heard for many years in the Pacific Northwest, in the folkies your work touched and inspired.
God be good to him.