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Thread #157318   Message #3712853
Posted By: Duane D.
29-May-15 - 01:23 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Art Thieme (1941-2015)
Subject: RE: Obit: Art Thieme (1941-2015)
Caroline Paton requested me to add her note to Mudcat.        


         May 27, 2015

        Yesterday we lost one of the great ones.
        Art Thieme was the real deal, a consummate teller in story and song, an icon of Americana. Further more, he was a beautiful person, a real "mensch."
        My husband, Sandy, met Art in Chicago in 1960 or 1961. Sandy was selling folk records in a big store downtown. As I recall, Art was in high school then, and working part-time in another music store nearby. He'd come over on his breaks and he and Sandy would "Walk each other's minds..." (a reference to a line in "Go With Me," a song by Rosalie Sorrels)
        It was a lifelong bond.
        Our heartfelt condolences to Carol and Chris and his family.

        Caroline Paton
        Folk-Legacy
        Sharon, CT.