$300,000

We passed a significant milestone with Connections last Sunday night. We officially passed the $300,000 mark in funds raised by the band. Wow. Pretty freakin’ awesome. Key numbers: 10 years. 58 shows. $301,262 raised. Below, you’ll find some graphs, that detail how much has been raised for each beneficiary, and how much was raised each […]

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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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Frank’s Cafe

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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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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Han and Luke

In keeping with my last blog on Star Wars and friendship, I dusted off, and reworked, an old song of mine with a Star Wars theme. I wrote it for Stu Roberts. It’s sappy and sentimental. But some songs are like that. Hope you like it https://vimeo.com/149767721   Han and Luke Long, long ago…in a […]

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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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Unplugging (And a Demo of “Tell Myself”)

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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Remembering Dan

Today marks the 6th Anniversary of the death of Dan Fogelberg. To honor him, I’ve uploaded a new mix of the song I wrote in his honor. I won’t wax long about Dan today. Only to say that as each year passes, the gratitude I have for his gift of music grows. Musically, and production-wise, […]

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Thanksgiving/Black Friday Reminder…

Wouldn’t it be great if the shoppers saw this in the holiday windows? I’ve written many times about the paradox of these two days, Thanksgiving and Black Friday. My favorite quote on this paradox comes from my preacher friend, David Weber: “Americans stopped for awhile yesterday to give thanks for what they have, then rose […]

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