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A NEW SPRING DAY

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Hope you enjoy this seasonal poem from Joe’s Art Songs catalogue. I improvise on my piano while reciting my poem … and call it and Art Song! Hope you like it! CLICK ON THE YOUTUBE LINK BELOW AND GIVE “A NEW SPRING … Continue reading

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I’M AFRAID I’M IN LOVE

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“I’m Afraid I’m in Love” features Joe Baque on piano, Rainey Burson vocals and Cary Black bass. Lyrics and music by me.  We hope you enjoy what you’re about to hear! CLICK ON THE YOUTUBE LINK BELOW AND GIVE IT … Continue reading

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FRECKLE

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Here’s another in the series ‘Joe’s Art Songs’ (that is I’m improvising on piano as I read you my poem). The illustration is by the internationally acclaimed artist SIMON KOGAN  (view some of his work at simonkogan.com). We sure hope you enjoy it! CLICK ON THE … Continue reading

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THIS ANCIENT FOREST Canto 3

Here’s Canto 3 of THIS ANCIENT FOREST (the first two cantos can be found under Art Songs in the Categories pull-down menu). It’s a poem in my Joe’s Art Songs collection, in which I read my poem while improvising on the piano. … Continue reading

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THIS ANCIENT FOREST Canto 2

Here’s Canto 2 of THIS ANCIENT FOREST (the first canto can be found under Art Songs in the Categories pull-down menu). It’s a poem in my Joe’s Art Songs collection, in which I read my poem while improvising on the piano. The … Continue reading

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IF I COULD MAKE LOVE

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…   IF I COULD MAKE LOVE … Here’s a Valentine’s Day edition of Joe’s Art Songs. It’s a psalm about a sacred place we call the Pacific Northwest. The illustration is courtesy of the genius of Simon Kogan (you can … Continue reading

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THIS ANCIENT FOREST Canto 1

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Here’s another of Joe’s Art Songs, a poem accompanied by piano with illustration by Simon Kogan (view some of his work at simonkogan.com). It’s about a spot on the earth we who live here love and revere. We hope you enjoy it!   … Continue reading

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THE PLACE BEAUTY ROAMS … an Art Song by Joe Illing, Illustrated by Simon Kogan

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  Here’s another ‘Joe’s Art Song’ (me improvising on piano as I read my poem). The illustration is by SIMON KOGAN  (view some of his work at simonkogan.com). We hope you enjoy it!     CLICK ON THE YOUTUBE LINK BELOW AND GIVE ‘THE BLACK … Continue reading

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THE BLACK HILLS … … an Art Song by Joe Illing, Illustrated by Simon Kogan

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Here’s another ‘Joe’s Art Song’ (me improvising on piano as I read my poem). The illustration is by SIMON KOGAN  (view some of his work at simonkogan.com). We hope you enjoy it! CLICK ON THE YOUTUBE LINK BELOW AND GIVE ‘THE BLACK HILLS’ A LISTEN! … Continue reading

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MY PEOPLE PROUDLY WALKED THIS LAND … an Art Song by Joe Illing, Illustrated by Simon Kogan

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MY PEOPLE PROUDLY WALKED THIS LAND Lately I’ve had no end of fun reciting a few of my poems while simultaneously improvising piano or guitar riffs. I call them Joe’s Art Songs. They’re short and I hope they’ll give you a … Continue reading

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