David HB Drake,
and Doug Esty
lead those good old songs we grew up on.
These anthems from the days of
"make love, not war " still resonate today.
"BLOWING IN THE WIND"
is a "mighty wind"
of classic folk music memories for
the over 50 "boomer" audience
and for younger people as well.
These are not "protest songs"...
rather it is music that affirms the
positive message that shaped our lives.
The power and honesty of these songs
span the generations.
Cartoon by Kate Bausch,
July 3, 2011 Darlington WI
Julie, David, and Doug
are available year-round for
"Blowing in the Wind", classic folk song trio,
"A Joyful Noise", songs of faith, and
"Heart and Soul", classic love song shows.
The trio is now booking shows for
2014 and 2015
Now Booking for 2014 and beyond!
Saturday April 26, 2014 at 10:30am -1pm
Program: Blowing in the Wind
At: Gateway Technical College 400 Cty H,
Event Information Contact: 262-741-8434 /
Wednesday June 4, 2014 at 7pm
Blowing in the Wind with Dangerous Folk
Campanile Center for the Arts, Minoqua, WI
Event Information Contact: 715-356-9700 /
Thursday June 5, 2014 at 6:30pm
Blowing in the Wind
Park West, 700 Aurora St, Antigo, WI
Event Information Contact: 715-627-1014 /
Sunday June 15, 2014 at 4pm
Program: Blowing in the Wind
At: in Mallinckrodt Park Gazebo 1041 Ridge Road, Wilmette IL
Event Information Contact: 847.256.9694 /
Hold: Sunday July 12, 2014 -South Shore Water Frolics, Bayview WI
Saturday May 9, 2015 at 8pm
Program: Blowing in the Wind
At: Edgar’s Place 70 Sycamore Place,
Park Forest IL
Event Information Contact: 708-481-5339 /
Dangerous Folk- the CD!
with the original Dangerous Folk,
David Julie, and Cap Lee
$15 (postage included)
Send a check to Organic Arts
PO Box 070646
Milwaukee WI 53207
to order your copy!
For Credit Card orders visit
or click here:
Songs on this CD:
Some Come to Dance / Meeting Here
Tonight (Bob Gibson)
My Youth Is All Spent (Pete Seeger)
Jamaica Farewell (Irving Burgess)
Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell)
Old Folksinger Medley (Drake, Lee, Thompson / Traditional)
I've Seen Freedom (Si Kahn)
Where Have All Flowers Gone /Turn Turn Turn (Pete Seeger)
Gotta Travel On (Paul Clayton)
The Seine (Irving Burgess)
One Tin Soldier (Lambert-Potter)
Merry Minuet / Blowing In The Wind
(Sheldon Harnick /Bob Dylan)
Power And The Glory / This Land Is Your Land
(Phil Ochs/ Woody Guthrie)
Today (Randy Sparks)
And for our Compilation album of
"Protest Songs for Teachers"
(See Review Below)
featuring Dangerous Folk along with Tom Chapin, George Grove, Skip
and more visit:
“Dangerous Folk” was
created in 2003 when retired school principal Eldon “Cap” Lee contacted
Milwaukee folksinger David HB
Drake to create a CD giving voice to teacher concerns over the
“No Child Left Behind” legislation.
The result was “No Child Left Behind? – Bring back the Joy” which
has received national attention for the quality and honesty of the
Thompson was brought in for the recording to add a woman’s voice and
direct the children’s chorus.
The sound of David, Cap and Julie singing together lead David
to bring them along for a concert at The Coffeehouse, Wisconsin’s
longest running folk venue, where he was recreating his set list from
his first appearance there
back in 1969.
During the concert when Julie mentioned she was acting in a
production of “Most Dangerous Women”,
an audience member shouted
Dangerous Folk- you sing songs that make people think!” and Dangerous
Folk was born.
The trio has performed at festivals, concert venues, for elders,
and community music series.
Doug Esty joined the trio on banjo, bass, and guitar
in 2013 when Cap moved on to North Carolina
carries on the tradition of folk music
once considered dangerous enough
to change people’s minds, and it has.
A half-century later, this music has become part of
the fabric of America and our national identity.
places we've played....
Three Oaks Apple Festival, Three Oaks MI
Plymouth Arts Center, Plymouth WI
Kenosha Days of Discovery, Kenosha WI
Schauer Arts Center, Hartford WI
opening for The Kingston Trio
McComb/Bruchs Arts Center, Wautoma WI
Grand Harbor Hotel, New Buffalo MI
Campanile Center for the Arts, Minoqua WI
Round Lake Center for the Arts, Round Lake IL
Lakeside Park, Egg Harbor WI
Marengo Concerts in the Park, Marengo IL
Washington County Fair, West Bend WI
Bastille Days Milwaukee WI
Edgerton Arts Council, Edgerton WI
Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood MI
2008 Obama Campaign
The Wisconsin Club, Milwaukee WI
Wild Hog in the Woods, Madison WI
The Coffee House, Milwaukee WI
Three Lakes Fine Arts Series, Three Lakes WI
The Museum at the Castle, Appleton WI
Rib Mountain State Park, Wausau WI
Sunset Playhouse, Elm Grove WI
Tunes at Twilight, Darlington WI
Heritage Hillside Series, New Richmond WI
Portage Center for the Arts, Portage WI
Dangerous Folk opening for
The Kingston Trio
HB Drake – vocals, guitar
2003 David received the “Lantern Bearer” Award from the Folk Alliance
for his 25 years as a professional folk musician and educator,
presenting thousands of concerts, programs, and educational residencies.
He was also named the 2002 Folk Music Artist of the Year in
Wisconsin by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry.
He has ten CDs to his credit and is well known in the Midwest as
a singer/songwriter, historian, activist, and shanty man aboard
Wisconsin’s flagship, the schooner “Denis Sullivan”.
More on David at
Julie Ann Thompson – vocals, guitar
Julie comes from Maine to the Midwest after performing for over ten
years performing with veteran singer/songwriter Brownie Macintosh as
“Julie and Brownie”. Julie
has also worked as a vocal coach and voice-over artist, actress in many
theatrical productions, and co-author of the children’s book “A Pirate’s
Life for Me”. Julie is
named after Julie Andrews and the resemblance is obvious.
More on Julie at www.julievoice.com
Doug Esty received his BA
degree in music education from Augustana College. He has performed with
many bluegrass and folk groups over the years and plays tuba with the
Nightwind Ensemble. In the real world, Doug is a Telecommunications/PC
Specialist at Blood Center of Wisconsin.
More on Doug at Linked-In
Dangerous Folk Quiz !
Are you dangerous folks?
Try the following quiz!
What do you do with a hammer?
2) Where are the answers?
3) Will the circle be unbroken?
4) Who's land is this anyhow?
1) Hammer out justice, warning, and freedom.
2) Blowing in the wind...still, unfortunately.
3) Yes, if we have anything to do with it.
4) Ours - not some corporation's!