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Thread #14725   Message #4050006
Posted By: GUEST,PJ Johnson
02-May-20 - 03:10 PM
Thread Name: Boston's folk music man Peter Johnson
Subject: Peter memoir is out!
Hi everyone!

I am happy to announce Peter's memoir came out this fall. It is called "The Laughing Lesson" and chronicles Peter's journey from his rejection of upper class Newport to his evolution as a legend at Passim's, and everything in between.

Since many of you know Peter from his days in Cambridge, you may know about some of his antics. The book covers them! From when he worked as the Hayes-Bickford promotional gorilla to his days as the Turkey Man, and of course folk music.

The book chronicles his music from his first Ceilidh at Passim, to founding Living Folk, all the way to the present. I believe many of you are mentioned!

To buy the book:

Please leave a review! Thanks!

If you want to contact Peter, email me at