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KT Obit: Faith Petric (1915-25 Oct 2013) (44) RE: Faith Petric 98 today! 25 Oct 13


I met Faith about 20 years ago in Alaska -- She performed in a couple of different venues and two songs stand out in my mind - The first was in a public school or library, where she sang Nancy Shimmel's "1492" --- "In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. It was a courageous thing to do, but someone was already there."

The other was in a popular bar, frequented by locals and tourists alike. On this particular evening, the place was packed, and seated at tables right up front near the stage, were several rough looking, rowdy guys, who were obviously having a good time. She commanded their attention by singing the Berryman's "Chat With Your Mother." During the refrain, she looked right at them, stopped playing, and pointed her finger toward them when she sang, "It's from them I would expect to hear the "F-word" not from YOU!" Everyone loved this 78ish folk singer who was delightfully bold, had a ready laugh and a whole lifetime's worth of folk music to share with those who would listen. Faith Petric-- What a treasure!
KT


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