Tag Archives: John Lincoln Wright

David Elliott—We Lost a Friend and Colleague

Last Friday brought this news from Jon Lehrich, Chairman of WHRB’s Board of Trustees: Friends: I am writing to share the sad news that David Elliott passed away last night, after a long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).  David … Continue reading

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Don Williams, 1939–2017

I have been remiss in not acknowledging the life and work of Don Williams, who died in September. Don had literally dozens of hits on the country charts in the 1970s and early ’80s, many of which crossed over onto … Continue reading

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Memorial Party for Vicki—Now Sunday, April 9th, 1–6 PM!

[UPDATE 2: Now rescheduled for April 9th, 1-6 PM.] [UPDATE: As most know, the snowstorm last Sunday caused most concerts to be cancelled.  Says Larry: “This event will be rescheduled on a Sunday in April with the hope of much … Continue reading

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Merle, Hank, and The Art of the Song

“I look for songs in the world around me”—Merle Haggard I’ve been taking Merle Haggard for granted, for too long.  And suddenly, he’s gone. Merle has been a part of my life since the ’60s, so much a fixture that … Continue reading

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Off to Virginia—Pre-recorded Show on the 12th

We’re off to visit daughter Sarah and family, taking Amtrak Northeast Regional No. 93 Monday morning, and returning Tuesday the 15th on NER No. 174.  This time I decided to try Business Class, for the alleged greater legroom between seats … Continue reading

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HA’ppenings: John Lincoln Wright Memorial Christmas Show December 13th

From Larry Flint— Here we are again into December, with Friday December 4 marking the 5 year anniversary of the passing of someone that we all knew and loved, John Lincoln Wright In John’s honor we are planning another Memorial  Christmas … Continue reading

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John Lincoln Wright’s “Takin’ Old Route One” Now on CD!

John Lincoln Wright was to my mind the best country singer to come out of New England, except for Dick Curless, and undoubtedly the best songwriter.  He was also a terrific band leader and stage presence (though to my knowledge … Continue reading

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It’s Opening Day—Time for “The Red Sox Song”!

Yes, we should be playing it tomorrow (the 5th).  The Red Sox lost their first game today, but it was a day of much ceremony and significance (with remembrances of the two firemen who died just a few days ago … Continue reading

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Rick Robinson, Leader of The Bayou Boys, Dies at 62

Rick and his band The Bayou Boys held forth here in the northeast for the better part of two decades, and recorded two albums for John Penny’s Belmont Records label.  Rick Robinson’s roots were in New Hampshire, but he moved … Continue reading

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