Let It Be


I believe sometimes our loved ones visit us in dreams, after they are gone. This happened to me when I was about ten. Just after my grandfather Frankie died, I dreamed he drove down to Dallas in the 1965 Mustang that, in the waking world, would eventually become mine. He woke us up and gathered […]

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Thanks Again, James Taylor


We’re still tabulating expenses and computing exactly how many folks came to Friday night’s big show (We think: 500-600) in Allen. And we’re still figuring out just how much we raised for our beneficiaries. But one thing we do know: the heart and generosity of James Taylor helped us tremendously. In case you missed the […]

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Our Living Legacy


As many of you know, Connections started with Dan Fogelberg. At the “core” of what drove us to ever get our crazy band together ten years ago was a chance to play Dan’s music, and to do in a BIG way…with a big band that could recreate some of the lush instrumentation that you’re used […]

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Frank’s Cafe

Neighbors gather to celebrate New Year's Eve 1951 at Frank's Cafe, 1132 Lee Street, Covington, Kentucky ... at the corner of 12th & Lee Streets.  The cafe was operated by Frank Folkerth and his wife, Marguerite, of Park Hills.  Photographs taken December 31, 1950.  

Nobody in this picture has yet been identified, but they most certainly lived within a block or two of 12th and Lee to be celebrating New Year's in this neighborhood bar.

I continue to remember my Dad in all sorts of ways. One way is by pulling out, and finally finishing, this song I started years ago after a visit back to the place my Dad grew up (In Kentucky, just across the river from Cincy) So, here’s a demo. I really really like how it’s […]

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Glenn Frey


Been away from home all day and now that I’m home, I’m feeling the full weight of Glenn Frey’s passing. Unreal. So strange to come home, open up the computer, and see that the Wikipedia entry already says “Glenn Frey was an American singer, songwriter…” Wait. Was?! Jeez… Can’t they give us a few days […]

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Lay It Down (A New Song)


I’ve always known grief is a process. As such, I’ve blogged and spoken of my Dad. It was almost certain I’d eventually write a song. So, here’s a demo…called “Lay it Down.” One thing’s for sure: It’s a lot easier to capture a range of emotion in a nine-page blog, than in a four minute […]

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Brand Spanky New Website


A quick word to say that my website has been completely updated. It’s mostly a website that supports my music, and it’s got new pictures, soundclips, videos, and more. (Or, at least old ones…finally collected together.) Check it out at http://www.ericfolkerth.com While you’re there, sign up for my email list, check out the links to […]

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Honor Dr. Salia on Friday at Connections’ Show


Connection is playing a show this Friday at Northaven. We’re again raising money for a good cause: fighting the scourge of Ebola in Africa. But this morning, the show became a little more poignant. Hours ago,  Dr. Martin Salia died from Ebola in Nebraska. What you may not know is that he’d been working in […]

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Unplugging (And a Demo of “Tell Myself”)

Tuesday morning sunrise at Camp Coho.

A few weeks back I was in a church meeting, and the self-care of ministers came up. A longtime Northaven member, who’s seen a lot of things, told me, “Eric, I think you do an excellent job at self-care. Better than any other minister I’ve  known.” She was mainly commenting on the fact that I’ve […]

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