Katie B. hosted Buddy Tabor in the KRNN studio on 12/16/11 for some conversation, music and reflections on his most recent trip to play for prisoners at Folsom Prison. Buddy shared poetry by the Mad Monk of Folsom, Martin Williams, plus music inspiring him lately by blues artist Ryan McNallly of Whitehorse and the Goodbye Babylon gospel re-issue collection.
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