Welcome to the web site of Michael Cooney, VcR, PhD (Two-Lane University), BtS, "One Man Folk Festival". I've made a resolution to redo this site and have finally begun, so it's "under construction" these days. And I'm working on the final issue of The Friendship Letter -- even in semi-retirement I don't have enough time to do all I'd like to be doing. (I whined to old friend Sharon Burton that I thought things were spozed to slow down when we got older; she said, "Things don't slow down -- YOU do.") My wife Margot says she doesn't care if I don't tour any more but she thinks that I "owe the world some CDs", so I'm trying to cut down on a few things to give myself more time to get up to that recording machine. Stay tuned.
The One Man Folk Festival - I have eked out a living singing all sorts of songs in all sorts of places for forty years. While I am almost retired (only doing gigs now for old friends or real money), this section includes p/r stuff, recordings, etc. Also thoughts on aspects of performing, "folk music", etc; including:
If You Know Who Wrote It, It's Not A Folk Song -- What is a folk song?
A Case Against Fame -- An essay from 1977.
Now that you've hired a performer... -- Suggestions for concert presenters.
Reviews - from all over the map.
Questions & Answers - We all have questions; here are some of mine -- who has answers?
Michael Cooney - PO Box 278, Friendship, ME 04547-0278 USA
207-832-9931 e-mail: mc###michaelcooney.com
(I get too much SPAM from putting my real email address, so use your email program and replace ### with @.)