John Palmes


The Raggle Taggle Gypsy

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John Palmes
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Recording was inspired by the title of Judith's Raggle Taggle Gypsy show on KEOS and then KPSU ..... Had to learn how to play a minor chord on the mouthbow and hoped she'd use it on her show. 

She was also a geologist and a palynologist ... so we could talk science. Did we ever talk about music?

I'm studying sand, and one of Judith's professors from Texas is one of my most valuable correspondents. I met him via a recommendation from Judith....and she got me a carefully collected and documented sand sample from the Columbia Gorge at The Dalles, just the other side of the bridge......

Interesting to know where those George's went..... 


(Recorded at Skatebottom Sound, Juneau, Alaska by Albert McDonnell... John Palmes guitar, mouthbow and vocal recorded together... Albert McDonnell did that great bass part, and Tracy Bird was just fine on the bodhran)