The Townies Ep. 16: Dearly Departed

Welcome to a very special episode of The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Wobegon were real. This week's Townie Tidbit, titled Miss Upchurch, was written by an amazing Ojai Townie, John Slade, and performed by another amazing Ojai Townie, Malcolm McDowell. John passed away on July 7th. A victim of a hit and run driver, leaving our town -- bereft. John was a master teacher and he was always a student and he took my class in 2012. Unfortunately it was before we started recording for The Townies Podcast. SO -- in truly hometown, homespun, neighborly style, Malcolm stepped in to honor the wonderful words of the late, great, loving-husband, father and friend John Slade. This Episode Features (in order of appearance): “Miss Upchurch" Tidbit written by John Slade, performed by Malcolm McDowell elise written & performed by Jemi Reis McDonald Alrighty Then written & performed by Julia Denney Hamann Musical Interlude # 1: When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd written by Walt Whitman, adapted & performed by John Slade Denim Jacket written & performed by Katie Rae Newcomer Elaine written & performed by Trudy Frohlich Musical Interlude # 2: The Water Is Wide by Perla Batalla The Townies Podcast family bids you adieu, with all our love. A hometown kind-of-storytelling podcast featuring the original stories of the Ventura County residents who have been in Kim Maxwell's writing & performance class over the last 25 years. Some of her students are professionals, some have never been on a stage before. All stories were written, performed and recorded at Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Created by Kim Maxwell Co-Produced by Lily Brown, Ken Eros & Asa Learmonth Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound Theme Song Written & Performed by Rain Perry Recorded & Mixed by Martin Young Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House

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