My Pledge of Allegiance


As Tom and I have become more comfortable in our new home in southern Colorado, I have come to admire Coloradans’ good nature and practical respect for personal liberty.  One of our current state senators, Michael Bennet, has raised his voice for justice and fairness towards all in our country, including families who are immigrants.  Inclusiveness is an American ideal, along with liberty and justice for all, that is contained in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag that so many of us learned as students and repeated daily.

It’s to Sen. Michael Bennet and other leaders who are speaking up for the civil rights of ordinary people that I dedicate this song.

My Pledge Of Allegiance


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Stray-Away Child: Celtic Music for March


From 1992, here’s fiddler Linda Relph, accompanied by Rupert Crabb on bodhran and Jenni on rhythm guitar.  We were Pegasus Project and we were getting ready for North Texas Irish Festival about this time back then.  “Stray Away Child” was one of fourteen songs we arranged for our album Pegasus Project: Ascension, recorded in Dallas at Big Time Audio, with production help from Ann Armstrong.



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2015 Kerrville Folk Festival


Tom and I are delighted to take part in 2015 Kerrville Folk Festival in Kerrville, Texas. We are snapping and scribbling away for Everybody’s Folk Music Blog. Camp Misinclined (go right from the entrance then about 100 feet, look to the right) is where I like to jam. I roam the other campfires, too, and will not forget the music at Camp Stupid. The photo above shows The Whipples singing (John and Jimmie Bell) with Russell Clepper and myself. Here are some of Tom’s shots from the first week of 2015 Kerrville Folk Festival.



Rebecca Loebe with band joined by Raina Rose on opening night, main stage.
DalisChuckDalis Allen, Producer of KFF chats with Chick Brodsky backstage.
MilkMilkDrive on the main stage, opening night.
AngelaEAngela Easterling competing in the New Folk competition. All photos (c)Tom Peal.

Visit Everybody’s Folk Music Blog for stories and more photos covering the two-day New Folk competition, Day 1 of 2015 KFF, and why KFF draws so many songwriters. Happy camping, music lovers!

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Everybody’s Folk Music Blog


In February 2014, I ended my two-hour weekly broadcast radio show, “Everybody’s Folk”, and left KNON 89.3 FM, Dallas for new horizons. It was a great fifteen-month run, and I hope to be on the air again some day, maybe back with my friends at KNON. Getting to program a folk-format radio show had me listening to all kinds of music, meeting lots of musicians, and going to events and festivals. I learned so much.

Now it’s time to take up the headphones once again. Everybody’s Folk Music Blog will allow me to share my music discoveries with you, the reader, and I hope to be able to feature lots of sound files and photos, too. By continuing my study of this dynamic genre, I’ll be ready for radio when that opportunity comes again. I hope the blog makes a place for itself so that the reviews and posts that I write are meaningful to the artists I write about.

The format for my radio show was broad: “Archival, Folk Revival, and Contemporary Music of North America, Texas, and North Texas.” I’ll continue that format with this blog, but since I won’t have to provide actual recordings for everything I write about, I’ll be able to go back even farther (Child Ballads, anybody?) and delve into diverse topics of interest to folk and Americana lovers.

Please visit my new blog, Everybody’s Folk Music Blog, leave a comment and subscribe. I’ll be posting on Tuesdays and Fridays. If you’re a musician or represent a musical organization, event or venue, please think about submitting information to the blog so that I can write about you. There is a “Submissions” page with all of the information you’ll need.

Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive of Everybody’s Folk, the radio show. I look forward to hearing from you in the weeks and months to come!

I hope to see you commenting soon on my new blog, all the best, Jenni

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