GALLERY

45 years of a life in music!

One of my 1st College Gigs! 1966
One of my 1st College Gigs! 1966

Manhattan College, NY 1966. using my friends Gibson J-200 guitar!

Haight Ashbury-San Francisco, CA
Haight Ashbury-San Francisco, CA

Strolling down Haight Street in the Fall of 1968! I was there in both '67 & '68!

Village Voice ad for a Gaslight gig!
Village Voice ad for a Gaslight gig!

I played The Gaslight many times from 1966 to 1970! I wish I had all the ads!

Playing at Coffee & Confusion!
Playing at Coffee & Confusion!

At the Coffee & Confusion Coffeehouse in North Beach, San Francisco. I played here often in 1967 & 1968!

The wanderlust years in Seattle, WA!
The wanderlust years in Seattle, WA!

Hanging out at The Pike Street Market in Seattle, WA in the Fall of 1968 while pretending to be a graduate student in Oceanography at Humboldt State University, CA!!

One of MANY weeks at Folk City!
One of MANY weeks at Folk City!

This was one of a few weeks with Roger & Wendy & Emmylou! We were all learning from each other!

A harmonica side man in the 60s!
A harmonica side man in the 60s!

I should have spent more time working on my harmonica playing.

Village Voice ad for a Gaslight gig!
Village Voice ad for a Gaslight gig!

Joni Mitchell came in to hear us this week. And yes I was nervous. I actually had the nerve to sing one of her songs to her!

Somewhere in central Spain in 1970!
Somewhere in central Spain in 1970!

I think we were into hats that summer as we wandered around Europe!

At The Cambridge Folk Festival, 1970
At The Cambridge Folk Festival, 1970

I wrapped up a whirlwind summer in Europe and Africa with an appearance at The Cambridge Folk Festival in England!

My Artist Pass at The Cambridge FF!
My Artist Pass at The Cambridge FF!

I was one of 2 Americans at the festival that year. Mike Seeger (Pete's half brother) was the other American.

One of many weeks as MC at Folk City
One of many weeks as MC at Folk City

I was hired as an MC at clubs all over the Village! I guess I was reliable and kept the chaos in check.

My 1st LP for Capitol, HAPPYLANDING
My 1st LP for Capitol, HAPPYLANDING

My 1st Album for Capitol Records, "HAPPYLANDING", RELEASED IN JULY 1971!

My 1st 45 "I Won't Be Reconstructed"
My 1st 45 "I Won't Be Reconstructed"
At Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA!
At Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA!

My first long College Tour of the Midwest. At Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA! Fall 1970!

My 2nd 45, "Roll On River"!
My 2nd 45, "Roll On River"!
Recording at Columbia Records in NY!
Recording at Columbia Records in NY!

Legendary record producer John Hammond brought me into Columbia Studios to do a demo / audition session in July 1972! He was looking for the next Bob Dylan. He auditioned and signed Bruce Springsteen 6 months later!

Recording in Columbia Studios in NY!
Recording in Columbia Studios in NY!

A live recording session at Columbia Studios in NY! 3 songs, 2 hours! Wham, bam, in the can!

Promo Photo Session, July 1973!
Promo Photo Session, July 1973!

On the bluff at the NJ side of The George Washington Bridge overlooking New York City! A wandering, bohemian, gypsy, hippie folksinger!

Sweetbriar College, Sweetbriar, VA.
Sweetbriar College, Sweetbriar, VA.

On Stage at Sweetbriar College in the late 70s!

An early concert poster. Mid 1970s!
An early concert poster. Mid 1970s!
Playing at The Bitter End in NYC!
Playing at The Bitter End in NYC!

One of many performances at the legendary "Bitter End" in NYC in 1972

Another fun week at The Bitter End!
Another fun week at The Bitter End!

I spent many nights on this legendary stage with the famous brick wall at my back!

The Bitter End in 1972!
The Bitter End in 1972!

On Stage in front of the legendary brick wall of The Bitter End in NYC! Briefly playing a Guild F-50 Rosewood. Check out the fancy footwork.

Playing the legendary "Bitter End"!
Playing the legendary "Bitter End"!
at William Paterson College, NJ  in 1973!
at William Paterson College, NJ in 1973!

I sang and lectured at William Paterson College many times over 40 years!

My 2nd LP, "Roadsongs" in 1977!
My 2nd LP, "Roadsongs" in 1977!

Released on my own record label "Catskill Mountain Records" CMR-1000!

A photo shoot from the late 70s"
A photo shoot from the late 70s"

This was taken in Kenosha, Wisconsin!

A photo shoot from the late 70s!
A photo shoot from the late 70s!

This was taken in Kenosha, Wisconsin!

Playing at The Univ. Of Mississippi!
Playing at The Univ. Of Mississippi!

A noon concert on the steps of The Ole Miss Union!

My concert poster from the 1980s!
My concert poster from the 1980s!
Playing at The Univ. Of Mississippi
Playing at The Univ. Of Mississippi

A noon concert on the steps of The Ole Miss Union!

Having fun during a photo shoot!
Having fun during a photo shoot!
My 3rd LP "Solo Survivor" from 1982!
My 3rd LP "Solo Survivor" from 1982!

Released on my own record label, "Catskill Mountain Records" CMR-1001!

On the road in St Augustine, FL!
On the road in St Augustine, FL!
At The Hard Rock Vault in Orlando, FL!
At The Hard Rock Vault in Orlando, FL!

Where they hide all the good "stuff"!

The Roots Of Rock & Roll 1953-63
The Roots Of Rock & Roll 1953-63

My 1st lecture show poster! 1984

Lecturing at Penn State Univ-York Campus!
Lecturing at Penn State Univ-York Campus!

I had many fantastic shows on this campus.

60s Rock - When The Music Mattered
60s Rock - When The Music Mattered

My 2nd Lecture show poster! 1987

At Savannah College of Art & Design!
At Savannah College of Art & Design!
Doing my 60s show!
Doing my 60s show!
With Roger McGuinn of The Byrds!
With Roger McGuinn of The Byrds!

Roger and I did a show together at The College Of New Jersey! It was fun talking about him while he watched!

Pat at the soundboard!
Pat at the soundboard!

Pat behind the soundboard at Bard College during one of the many Family Weekend Shows I did there!

NACA Lecturer Of The Year Award!
NACA Lecturer Of The Year Award!

I have 5 of these. I'm still very proud and honored!

Dartmouth College Family Weekend!
Dartmouth College Family Weekend!

Bringing Rock & Roll History to the Ivy League. I always loved watching parents and students reacting together to my shows!

Cornell University!
Cornell University!

3500 parents and students in Bailey Hall!

The Allen Theater. Annville, PA!
The Allen Theater. Annville, PA!
Rhodes College in Memphis, TN
Rhodes College in Memphis, TN

One of my favorite cities and Family Weekend shows!

At the podium at Newberry College, SC!
At the podium at Newberry College, SC!

I think I lectured at Newberry 20 times!

70s Rock-The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
70s Rock-The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Being honored by NACA South!
Being honored by NACA South!

Being recognized by NACA South with Boyd Jones!

45 years of touring and 18 years in leadership!
45 years of touring and 18 years in leadership!
Promo photograph from the 90s!
Promo photograph from the 90s!
80s Rock - Music In The Video Age!
80s Rock - Music In The Video Age!
At Mississippi State University!
At Mississippi State University!

I love Mississippi! I spent all my free time finding legendary blues singers grave sites! Clarksdale, Yazoo City, Rolling Fork, Rosedale, Indianola, Tchula, Morgan City, etc!

Our booth at NACA!
Our booth at NACA!
At home in NY with my wall of records!
At home in NY with my wall of records!

20,000 and counting!

Friends and fellow Associate Members!
Friends and fellow Associate Members!
At home in NY with My Martin D-28!
At home in NY with My Martin D-28!
At home in Florida with my Martin D-28!
At home in Florida with my Martin D-28!

This is me at home today in FL with my 1964, Brazilian Rosewood, Martin D-28! It has been my prize possession for the past 50 years!

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