Category: North America

Edwin Starr (1942-2003)

Edwin Starr was one of the singers to come out of Detroit’s Motown Records.  Born in Tennessee and raised in Ohio, he moved to Detroit to become part of the dynamic music scene.  He had many Soul and R&B hits, but his big #1 hit was “War.”  Those powerful lines immediately jump to mind and… Read more »

Stan Rogers

Stan Rogers was known as the folk singer who captured the lives of Canadian people from the Maritime Provinces to the Great Lakes and Plains.  He certainly wasn’t a pacifist as one of his songs (“Harris and the Mare”) sadly celebrates a conscientious objector who reaches his breaking point when a drunk assaulted the “conchie’s”… Read more »

John Hunter

John Hunter invites his fourth-grade students to solve some of the most complex problems vexing human societies, and they do!  A teacher given wide latitude to develop his own educational program for gifted students, Hunter developed the World Peace Game to stimulate the thinking and problem-solving of 9 and 10-year old minds.  For Hunter world… Read more »

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 »

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 »