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"Spider" John Koerner, traditional American folk and country blues musician, rhythmic guitarist, song-crafter, singer, and humorist, shapes his musical style from a solid foundation of study of the old blues masters, respect for the traditional song, and a firm command of his source material.
"Alone among the young blues revivalists, Koerner had a sound that was completely idiosyncratic and personal. From the first guitar riff, there was never any doubt about who was playing. Today the material has changed but the sound is intact...spare and funky, with lots of open spaces between oddly placed notes, all of it held together with his impeccable timing."--Blueswire
From Bob Dylan's autobiography, Chronicles, Volume One
"With my newly learned repertoire, I then went further up the street and dropped into the Ten O'Clock Scholar, a Beat coffeehouse. I was looking for players with kindred spirits. The first guy I met in Minneapolis like me was sitting around in there. It was John Koerner and he also had an accoustic guitar with him. Koerner was tall and thin with a look of perpetual amusement on his face. We hit it off right away. ... When he spoke he was soft spoken, but when he sang he became a field holler shouter. Koerner was an exciting singer, and we began playing a lot together."
Buy the book at Bob Dylan's website, and read more of what he has to say about his early relationship with Spider John Koerner and the amazing influence that John had on him.
|"Spider" John Koerner's 2017 CALENDAR
|THE SPIDER JOHN LEGACY:
A celebration of folk music on the West Bank
|Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave S
|Spider John Koerner
Willie Murphy & Tony Glover
Chip Taylor Smith & Paul Strother
Charlie Parr and others
Spider John's Machine: 612.729.2766 (Minneapolis)
Florida Booking: Jim Higgins: 954.425.7060 firstname.lastname@example.org
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KOERNER AND GLOVER CD!
Buy it HERE at Amazon
by Ian Anderson:
75 minutes of Koerner's first decade, as a mixtape on Mixcloud: First decade
West Bank Boogie
Forty Years of Music, Mayhem and Memories
by Cyn Collins, Foreword by Garrison Keillor
Twenty-five percent of profits
goes to the local Minneapolis fund
to help pay medical expenses for local musicians.
Please order your copy at West Bank Boogie.
Bob Links by Bill Pagel
NEW: May 27, 2011 Boston Globe Article: Koerner as Cult Folk Hero
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From Mark Trehus: Album Spider John Released May 14, 2013
From Hornbeam Recordings: Album What's Left of Spider John Available NOW!
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"Poets and Painters who from nature draw
Their best and richest stores, have made this law:
That each should neighborly assist his brother
And steal with decency from one another."
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Rest In PeaceDave Ray
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