Category Archives: Music

Patti Jo’s Country: Geren R. Kunkel, Idaho Eccentric

  Interesting people are always different from the mainstream. Geren R. Kunkel is a true Idaho eccentric: a brilliant artist who loves to create and play. He has a degree in engineering, performs on violin, guitar, ukulele and dulcimer, writes … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Saturday Morning Strange – “Clambake” (1967)

Facing a life burdened by privilege, oil scion Elvis Presley leaves his Texas home to seek out life as lived by ordinary folks. Opportunity knocks in a chance encounter with Will Hutchins, who’s headed to Florida to work as a … Continue reading

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Friday Night Concert: California Jam 2 1978

Travel back in time with us to the pre-cable and VCR days when rock bands could only ever be briefly glimpsed on TV late on Friday nights, and if you were lucky, you might get to see a full show. … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country: Idaho Songwriters Write to Unite

Often, I am nagged awake by an inspiration that compels me to write.  Since taking on the writing of this column, I have become enthusiastically interested in discovering other artists and listening to their songs.  Themes occur to me and … Continue reading

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Johnny Echols of ‘Love Revisited’ Talks About The 60’s and His Musical Life

Johnny Echols knew from a young age that he loved music. When he was young, his parents, along with his childhood friend Arthur Lee’s parents, moved to Los Angeles where both kid’s parents were teachers. Shortly after that, a neighbor … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country: Idahoan Note to Mass Murderers – Shoot Yourself First

Something tells me that this may offend some. To others this is music to their ears. I first became aware of Jack Loyd Gish from my Facebook Page and the Idaho Songwriters Association.  It was by accident that I heard … Continue reading

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Friday Night Concert: Kiss In The Makeup Years

Travel back in time with us to the pre-cable and VCR days when rock bands could only ever be briefly glimpsed on TV late on Friday nights, and if you were lucky, you might get to see a full show. … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country: A Personal Story from a Great Songwriter, David Moss

Years ago I produced and hosted a TV Show called: PATTI JO ROTH’S SONGWRITERS’ SOUNDSTAGE. Artists from as far away as Australia were featured in an interview-style format. This was not about performance. It was about the Songs. Every song … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country: Las Vegas Massacre: Walt Huntsman Heals with Song

On October 1st, 2017 the Las Vegas Massacre shook us and hurt our hearts. I asked for artists to share their songs, their lyrics. I have found that art can heal. By the words of artists – songwriters – readers … Continue reading

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Jonathan Cilia-Faro Is Bringing His Music to U.S., Recording With Don Most

Even to the most rock/pop centric music fan, there is something about an operatic tenor’s voice that moves the spirit. Jonathan Cilia-Faro knows this well, going from a rough childhood to becoming one of the top selling artists in Europe … Continue reading

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