12 inch vinyl single cover out November 28th 2014 on Rhino Records
to benefit Honor the Treaties only at indie record stores!

 

Don't Tell Me How I Looked Falling: The Ballad of Peter La Farge
 available as a ebook through Amazon.com

for a preview see Books page

 

 

Rare Breed: The Songs of Peter La Farge available as a download.
Click the link for the Amazon MP3 page
to listen to tracks 

 

 

“The Ballad of Peter La Farge reveals its protagonist as a complex, haunted writer of complex, haunted songs. Too often minimized merely as a contemporary of Bob Dylan and the writer of the Johnny Cash hit Ira Hayes, the La Farge of this Kevin Welch-narrated short is a fascinating, mystery-shrouded bolt of creativity. Rare photos and original music abound in this one.” – Peter Cooper, The Tennessean


The 60s protest singer remains an enigma
"The son of a Pulitzer prize winning father once president of the Association of Indian Affairs, La Farge was an influential Greenwich Village performer. He penned the Ballad of Ira Hayes and inspired Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears. Writer director Sandra Hale Schulman has bundled up the only known footage, a discussion of his work involving Peter Seeger, Johnny Cash and June Carter, plus various performances of La Farge’s songs to deliver a well-researched portrait that’s a good a documentary as we’re ever likely to get." - Fred Dellar, Mojo October 2010

The Ballad of Peter La Farge documentary
DVD/CD set now on  Amazon/CreateSpace

The DVD and tribute CD was released together July 1st, 2010 with bonus video and a film on Karen Dalton in conjunction with:
Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
at Gustav Heye Center NYC
August 2012 - August 2013

This banner exhibition highlights Native people who have been active participants in contemporary music for nearly a century. Musicians like Peter La Farge, Jimi Hendrix,  Rita Coolidge (Cherokee), Buffy Sainte-Marie (Cree), and the group Redbone are a few of the Native performing artists who have had successful careers in popular music. Many have been involved in various forms of popular music—from jazz and blues to folk, country, and rock. Up Where We Belong tells their stories and histories, and provides visitors the opportunity to hear samples by music greats and discover musicians with whom those exceptional musicians collaborated. Visitors will also learn about artists who inspired the musical greats as well as the contemporary artists they themselves influenced.

 

More of an art film than a straight birth to death documentary, this dreamy, drenched, hallucinatory film tells Dalton's story through archival footage, stills, and quotes from Bob Dylan, Fred Neil, Lacy J. Dalton, and Lenny Kaye. The Dalton film is included on the DVD.



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