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Cathy Barton & Dave Para

folk1234 28 Feb 00 - 04:22 PM
Rex 28 Feb 00 - 04:37 PM
folk1234 28 Feb 00 - 05:57 PM
GUEST,Arkie 28 Feb 00 - 09:38 PM
Art Thieme 29 Feb 00 - 12:21 AM
jeffp 29 Feb 00 - 09:53 AM
GUEST,folk1234 29 Feb 00 - 10:09 AM
Joe Offer 31 Aug 15 - 02:59 AM
kendall 31 Aug 15 - 07:08 AM
maeve 31 Aug 15 - 07:48 AM
CupOfTea 31 Aug 15 - 10:14 AM
GUEST,Arkie 31 Aug 15 - 12:46 PM
Seamus Kennedy 31 Aug 15 - 09:18 PM
Janie 31 Aug 15 - 11:28 PM
wysiwyg 01 Sep 15 - 02:41 PM
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Subject: Cathy Barton & Dave Para
From: folk1234
Date: 28 Feb 00 - 04:22 PM

What a great traditional music weekend we just experienced in OK. On Fri, Cathy & Dave performed in concert at Rocky's Music Hall in Bricktown, OKC, a truly fine acoustic music venue. On Sat they conducted a song workshop for the Oklahoma City Traditional Music Assn (octma.org). - Music from The Golden Ring, lots of Folk Legacy music, and River Songs - Their next CD will be all about rivers, entitled (I think) "Livin' on The River".

Cathy & Dave, very talented and entertaining musicians, are extremely knowledgeable about their music and its origins. But most of all, they are simply great people to be around and to share music with.
For all you Right-coasters, they are doing a series of concerts & workshops (NY, CT, Mass, DC) with Ed Trickett in May. They are also hosting the Big Muddy Folk Festival in their hometown of Boonville, MO on April 7-8. In July & August, they'll be ridin' the river boats along the Tennessee, Cumberland, & Mississippi.
Don't miss them. If they are within a days drive, go; you'll be well rewarded!

Sorry, normally I don't brag on people, but Cathy & Dave rate the exception.
Visit them at Click here


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Subject: RE: BS: Cathy Barton & Dave Para
From: Rex
Date: 28 Feb 00 - 04:37 PM

Not only are they great folks with a good understanding of 19th century material but Dave is a 'Catter too.

Rex


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Subject: RE: BS: Cathy Barton & Dave Para
From: folk1234
Date: 28 Feb 00 - 05:57 PM

So's Cathy, but she makes Dave do all the dirty work, like goin' through the cat litter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cathy Barton & Dave Para
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 28 Feb 00 - 09:38 PM

Good to see mention of Cathy and Dave. All of their recordings are worth the money and time to listen, but they have two excellent Civil War CD covering music of Missouri and Arkansas with some traditional songs and tunes and some new ones by a first-rate song writer named Bob Dyer. They also have an excellent Christmas recording which also features the Patons. What I appreciate most about Cathy and Dave is their vast repertoire and the fact that you can see them time and again and be treated to different songs at each concert. And they are good people.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cathy Barton & Dave Para
From: Art Thieme
Date: 29 Feb 00 - 12:21 AM

And Dave makes some wonderful beer too !!! The taste is...well, it has a bouquet that is rotund while not too brusque. And above all, it has exceptional cleavage while not too buxom. Try it, you'll like it ! It'll titillate your palate.

Art


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Subject: RE: BS: Cathy Barton & Dave Para
From: jeffp
Date: 29 Feb 00 - 09:53 AM

I met Dave and Cathy at Irish Week at the Augusta Heritage Center a couple of years ago. As everyone has said, they are very nice people, with an incredible stock of songs. We were chatting with a group of people at the Ice House (a pub on campus) about cidermaking, and of course, Dave had an appropriate song for the conversation. Something about a dog falling into the cider vat and not being discovered until after it had all been drunk and proclaimed the best batch yet. I didn't know he was a homebrewer. Now I've got something else to talk about with him next time we meet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cathy Barton & Dave Para
From: GUEST,folk1234
Date: 29 Feb 00 - 10:09 AM

He sang the dog-in-the-vat song for us and, after being prompted by Rocky's breaking out some dark bottles of strange lable and name, told about his "other" profession as a breaux-meister.
These are folks of many talents. You should hear Dave play the Theme From the Titanic on the leaf! Poor Cathy.


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Subject: RE: Cathy Barton & Dave Para
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Aug 15 - 02:59 AM

I was trying to find a Website for Dave Para and Cathy Barton. Are they still performing? I got some of their recordings from Sandy Paton, but I'm wondering if they have others.
Do they have a Website?
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Cathy Barton & Dave Para
From: kendall
Date: 31 Aug 15 - 07:08 AM

They put on a super performance, and I love her banjo playing.


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Subject: RE: Cathy Barton & Dave Para
From: maeve
Date: 31 Aug 15 - 07:48 AM

Their website is here, Joe: http://bartonpara.com/bp/index.php


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Subject: RE: Cathy Barton & Dave Para
From: CupOfTea
Date: 31 Aug 15 - 10:14 AM

These two are some of the most wonderful people on the planet, and then add in what splendid musicians they are, know that if you haven't had the pleasure of their company you have missed a great time. I've adored them since taking a band class with them at Augusta in the mid 80s, and had the good fortune of regular exposure in the years since where Cathy has been an encouraging mentor. Dave is just hilariously nuts ( anyone ever seen a "spodzooka?"). Both come with infectious laughs, a deep knowledge of whole areas of music (Missouri local, civil war, early country, old time tunes, gospel...), and multi instrument expertise - while Cathy can blow you away with banjo, hammer dulcimer and Autoharp, Dave can also blow you away with champion blown-leaf tunes as well as great guitar.

A couple years back, I had the delight of being at three festivals in one year where they were performing for the first time, (Central Ohio, Dulcimore and Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering) and watching folks discover them for the first time. It was so much fun to watch friends fall in love with them and their music as I have. Nothing online can give you the sense of delight that they are in person. So seldom does "the real deal" come in such an attractive package.

Joanne in Cleveland


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Subject: RE: Cathy Barton & Dave Para
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 31 Aug 15 - 12:46 PM

If anyone is in the vicinity of Mountain View, Arkansas, Cathy and Dave will be performing in concert at the Ozark Folk Center this coming Thursday night. This is a big weekend here. The Center is paying Tribute to Grandpa Jones


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Subject: RE: Cathy Barton & Dave Para
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 31 Aug 15 - 09:18 PM

The late, great 'Catter Big Jim from Jackson, made me a CD of them performing on his radio show. Talking, playing and singing. Pure brilliance.


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Subject: RE: Cathy Barton & Dave Para
From: Janie
Date: 31 Aug 15 - 11:28 PM

Interesting to see this thread arise at this particular time. I just ordered and received a very old album/now CD they did with Ed Trickett that I am loving and playing over and over again.


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Subject: RE: Cathy Barton & Dave Para
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 Sep 15 - 02:41 PM

I also am newly awash in Barton/Para land. Funny that the path to them this time started with one song by another songwriter and different singer on Austin City limits... as I followed my instinct towards a fresh infusion of pure goodness I thought I'd find my next used (cheap) ear candy in that singer or that songwriter's sound samples.... but nothing was IT. My inner child spoke right up in mid-sampling: "Silly! WE want Cathy and Dave!!!"

That led me through a golden ring eventually.... I'd missed out on them til long after Sandy and Caroline had passed. I missed Dave vanRonk that way too but by golly I'm catching up at last.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Cathy Barton & Dave Para
From: GUEST,crazy little woman
Date: 01 Sep 15 - 04:23 PM

I'm planning to collect their friends and catch their act at the Mission. See their website.


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Subject: RE: Cathy Barton & Dave Para
From: CupOfTea
Date: 01 Sep 15 - 05:38 PM

Dear Susan,

I believe Caroline is still with us - had the pleasure of listening to her, and singing with her, at the Getaway weekend last fall. Had anything final happened to her, I'm sure Mudcat would have been awash in comments. Isn't it great to hear GOOD news for a change?!

Joanne in Cleveland


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Subject: RE: Cathy Barton & Dave Para
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 Sep 15 - 06:08 PM

Yes Joanne it surely is! Thanks!

Sweet, strong singing with impeccable taste in song choices.


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Subject: ADD: Neighbors
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Sep 15 - 09:37 AM

NEIGHBORS
As sung by Cathy Barton and Dave Para


1. "Choose your friends for their power, trade your love for their gold."
It seems like a sign of the time!
But some folks remember what neighbors are for,
And some of them are neighbors of mine.

CHO:
I have lived among some good and gentle people;
I have walked in a strong, growing land.
I have sung songs I know I will hear once again
Being sung by some heavenly band.

2. Building cities of steel, building highways of stone--
We've forgotten what this good earth is for.
But somewhere there's land still held in God's hand,
And some of it lies near my door.

3. I hear talk every day of a world going wrong;
I hear talk of the times left behind;
But a long summer's night full of fiddles and song
Is the sound that I hold in my mind.

SH


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