My song, "A Rocky Mountain Memory" from The Boomers album Seasons is my tribute to John Denver, who I consider one of the greatest singer-songwriters of our generation. As I mention in the liner note of the Portrait CD, I’ve loved John Denver’s music over the years and always wished I had the vocal range to sing all of his songs. I still sing several of my favorites, including "Rocky Mountain High," "Poems, Prayers, and Promises," "Back Home Again," "Country Roads," "Matthew," "Grandma's Feather Bed," "Wild Montana Skies," "Leaving on a Jet Plane," and, of course, the Steve Gillette and Tom Campbell tune, "Darcy Farrow," which I include on Portrait.
Participants of a symposium on 'Music in Environmental Education' at the national meeting of the North American Association for Environmental Education in Virginia Beach, VA in 2007. From left: Joe Baust (symposium organizer and past president of NAAEE), singer-songwriter John McCutcheon, Joe Lombardi, singer-songwriter and labor organizer Joe Uehlein, singer-songwriter Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary), and music teacher John Shortt (seated).