Published: April 9, 2021
Jon Watts writes, “In 2006, as a senior at Guilford College, I set out to write a “few songs” about the early Quaker movement. The resulting project–a CD of nine songs about early Friends from James Naylor to George Fox to Solomon Eccles–changed my life. It led me onto my current path of Quaker storytelling through song and video, and has been the foundation and inspiration for all my work since.
“This month, I’d like to invite you to join me in celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of “A Few Songs Occasioned.” I’ll be playing all the original songs live, and offering an opportunity for worshipful reflection on the dramatic origins of the Religious Society of Friends.
“I am pleased to be joined by special guest Max Carter, whose storytelling inspired the original songs and continues to inspire Friends everywhere.”
from Jon Watts, Quaker songwriter