Category: Music Festival

Jan Krist

Jan Krist is a singer/songwriter who started in Detroit but now lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  She has toured nationally, playing most of the major folk venues.  Though she has a solo career, she’s also been a part of many musical collaborations.  The Yellow Room Gang is a collective of 8 musicians originally from Michigan… Read more »

Yusuf/Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens (stage name for Steven Demetre Georgiou) was a British folk rock singer popular in the late 1960s into the 1970s.  His wrote many songs with values for the heart–compassion, peace, and good relationships such as evidenced by his hit “Father and Son.”  “Peace Train” was a solid hit to land him in this… Read more »

Jason Isbell

Country singer/songwriter Jason Isbell’s song “White Man’s World” off his “The Nashville Sound” album is a perfect counter-point to Trump’s America with the disgruntled white male demographic of Trump’s “base.”  One of the major themes in our global peace warrior network is “mainstream/margin.”  Isbell gives a great example of someone from the mainstream who hears… Read more »

Jill Jackson-Miller and Sy Miller

“Let There Be Peace On Earth” has become one of the most widely sung peace songs.  Written in 1955 for the International Children’s Choir from Long Beach, California.  It has continued to be a fixture in the children’s music repertoire, though also sung in almost any kind of musical gathering imaginable. The original version with… Read more »

Bob Marley

There may be no other musician as well known around the world as Bob Marley, the Jamaican reggae singer.  With his band The Wailers, Marley’s music took themes of jubilation and liberation with spiritual centeredness to almost every corner of the globe.  He died at 36 from a form of melanoma, continuing his music and… Read more »