recordings for labels as wide-ranging as Columbia
Records and the National
Geographic Society. A pioneer of
recording and production,
he designed and built the first
in both New
York and San Francisco and still writes extensively on the recording
As founding president
of The Confederate
Naval Historical Society,
received the first-ever Federal
award for leading an F.B.I.
investigation and prosecution
of looters of historic sunken ships under the
Former program developer
in Newport News, Virginia and New York's South
his research papers have been published by the Society
and the U.S. Naval Academy.
He has been officer, crew, performer and instructor aboard historical
in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, including Polish staysail schooner Zawisza
D.C.'s Baltic trader Alexandria.
More tales and details here: Houseplant Studio interview...
NEW: Toe Music,
pipey clarinet and mini-keyboard concoction!
Plus Facebook New York Soho
Concert photo gallery
CDs and Videos by John Townley
Chesapeake Sailor's Companion (CD
A Chesapeake Sailor's Companion (CD notes)
The Starboard List (CD)
Classic Maritime Music (CD)
An Invitation To Cry: The Best Of The
O Glory: The Rev. Gary Davis
Apostolic Studio Sessions (CD)
Concertina Tutor (DVD) Seaman's
and Accordion Repair (DVD)
for recording buffs...the story of pioneering Apostolic Studios, where
Frank Zappa recorded Lumpy Gravy
Meat... and for
astro-songwriters...the magical, mystical Harmony
1966 Magicians' CBS "Four
To Go" TV
special, parts 1,
the complete original album, featuring the drinking song that
back in circulation...the complete
...all fifteen cuts, free -- listen,
download and enjoy... ------>>>>
...plus ten more recorded in Poland, just added, featuring...
for the first
time, the Merseyside recordings of the
crew of the Polish 140-ft staysail schooner
...a sixteen-cut musical documentary of her voyage, along with a forty-day
journal with photos!
rereleased, the original
Liverpool recording of the group that
started and still leads the Polish shanty movement today, all
seventeen cuts ...
pop album with Jay
Ungar, Lyn Hardy, John Townley and more, from the Apostolic archives: