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lamarca John Warner Singer Songwriter and Poet (32) RE: John Warner Singer Songwriter and Poet 11 Dec 06


I'm so glad that this album is finally out! Margaret Walters told us about it when we got to Oz last year, and we've been looking forward to its release. We visited Gundagai on our trek from Sydney to Danny Spooner's home in Daylesford, and looked out over the vast Murrumbidgee floodplain. There was just a little sign by Morley's Creek to commemorate the flood and Yarri's heroism.

My husband and I have been singing some of John's songs that we learned from the albums we brought home - I've been singing "Windsong" (on Margaret's Power of a Song), George just learned "Devlin's General Store" (on The Pithead and the Fern), and we've been trying to put together a guitar and harmony version of "Murrumbidgee Water" - it really grabbed me after I actually got to see the Murrumbidgee itself.

I think John is a fantastic songwriter - he is able to paint such vivid pictures in words. Gordon Bok has been singing some of John's songs, and praising him as a songwriter. It would be wonderful if John could come to the US for a tour, and present his own work in his own voice! Listening to his music helps remind us of the sights and sounds of our wonderful trip through southern NSW and Victoria.


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