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Shawn, I first picked up your work when i was 16 or so,<furthermore.I had been introduced to you by friends with Bright White. I played the guitar and still do. I learnt a lot of your songs.I left SA in 1984- I now live in Spain.For years my work was with theatre and i also studied the violin.Which i still play. I am now back into music with a group and am preparing my first CD at the age of 54. We are doing concerts and the music is working.I imagine you know Steve Newman, I was performing around 1981-3 when he and Toni Cox played together in Cape Town. My name is Glenn Caulfield.If you are in touch with them, please say hi. I last saw them in the eighties in london. I have also tried to get access to Rumplestiltkins resolve( A wonderful piece of work), and no success. When i lived in Cape town i had all your records, but left them there when i left and they probally still floating around somehwere . I hope!. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.I would be super honoured and so grateful for a personal connection from yourself.I also feel that perhaps Spain has a market for your music. especially Radio 3. I look forward to hearing from you and I send you love, light and great admiration Abrazo fuerte Glenn
Songwriters Hall of Fame is where SHAWN PHILLIPS shall be.
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I spent 3 combat tours in Vietnam, when I came home I was a mess…in your music, and youer words I find a comfort so profound…thank you my friend…I had every album of yours till my house burned down….and they were irreplaceable….keep shing my brother
Thank you for your services to help keep this once great nation free from tyranny and repression. I too had all of his albums from the 70’s and lost them. BUT, I went to used record stores and was able to find all of them over time and now I have them in vinyl once again. Sorry to hear about your house burning down. That is such a HUGE loss, hopefully no family members were badly hurt or died in that fire.
On August 10, at 7pm I had the rare opportunity to witness Shawn Phillips in concert up close and personal at a house concert hosted by Judy in ST. Paul, MN. It was recorded on Video for youtube so make sure you check his OFFICIAL youtube site Shawn Phillips at http://www.youtube.com\user\shawnphillips by the end of this month, August for the videos from that concert, Audio was a direct feed form his Mixing Board.
WHEN there will be a remaster of 2nd contribution? Please answer quickly! How about an SACD version of this fabulous record?
Ive been listening to shawn since the early 70s also performed many of his songs with my band in the 70s and 80s. Incredible song writter n performer belongs in hall of fame hands down
I was at 3 concerts Shawn had here in South Africa, of which the most memoriable was the last, where I helped him pack up his stuff at the end of the concert… To me he is the epitome of music..
Fond remembrances of Sunshine Superman-the great silk shirts, Hollywood, the jagged edge, Donovan and of course Shawn- a master- glad you will be in Minn. at Guthrie- will try to get tickets.
don-the bass-player and guitarist. “season of witch”
Shawn, thank you for continuing to love your fans and bringing your music to us! If at all possible, could you please come back to the Iron Horse Cafe in Northampton, MA, if you can? It was such a cozy and music-rich time with you there in October 2013! The Calvin Theater in this city is also a wonderful, larger venue–I saw Emmy Lou there, and Bela Fleck, and Gordon Lightfoot! It is an old and beautifully maintained theater, and I think its stage would lend perfectly to your presence.
Happy birthday Shawn, I wish you the best! A great hug to you where er you are Wish you’ came back to Italy and we’ll sing something together, like you said to me some fifteen years ago.
Tremendous issues here. I am very glad to peer your article.
Thank you so much and I am looking forward to contact you.
Will you please drop me a e-mail?
I am 60 years old now and reminiscing about the music that I loved in my youth. I loved your music and listened to you over and over in the 70’s. I had the wonderful opportunity to experience one of your very intimate concerts in Montreal. I do hope that you will come up this way again. I now live in Ottawa , not far from Mtl. And have yet to find any Ontarians familiar with your music. I can’t believe it!!! what a huge loss for them. I knew all of your lyrics and loved everything that you sang and stood for. I hope that I get to see and hear you again. You had a profound influence on me.
This old hippie so looking forward to concert in Atlanta. Don’t get out much these days, however getting the opportunity to hear and see Shawn again has inspired me! See ya’ll down south! Peace and Love!! Boogie
I was so into Shawn Phillips in the 70’s that I played his album (Second Contribution) over and over. My boyfriend got so sick of it, he took the album out of the cover and put it in the oven and warped it. I didn’t know until I went to play it again!!!! Wish he was coming to Southern Ca…..
Peace and Love… Terrilyn
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