42 episodes

Welcome to the Weekly Campfire Chronicles for One of Those Times in a Life where
Mark Pearson shares the musical journey that is his life. It is an ongoing
journey of more than forty years as singer, songwriter, member of The Brothers
Four, and someone who continues to try to understand and explain what it means
to be fully human and finally home. Join the journey at the MarkPearsonMusic.com
website and become part of the conversation at the Mark Pearson Music Facebook
Page.

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Welcome to the Weekly Campfire Chronicles for One of Those Times in a Life where
Mark Pearson shares the musical journey that is his life. It is an ongoing
journey of more than forty years as singer, songwriter, member of The Brothers
Four, and someone who continues to try to understand and explain what it means
to be fully human and finally home. Join the journey at the MarkPearsonMusic.com
website and become part of the conversation at the Mark Pearson Music Facebook
Page.

    Campfire 41: The Road To Going Home

    Campfire 41: The Road To Going Home

    In the summer of 2004 I released a solo CD called “The Missing Peace.”
    At the same time my lifelong friend, Mike McCoy, joined me in The Brothers
    Four and during the 2004-2005 concert season The Brothers Four did a series
    of performances in the US with The Kingston Trio and Glenn Yarbrough and
    his group. In 2006 McCoy and I released a 25th anniversary edition of “Between
    Friends.” The 41st Campfire talks about how those events put me
    on The Road To Going Home. 

    • 19 min
    Campfire 40: The Road That Leads Us Home

    Campfire 40: The Road That Leads Us Home

    The 40th campfire talks about the spring of 2004. That season I successfully
    completed the vocals for my most ambitious solo album, there were significant
    personnel changes within The Brothers Four, and I had a life altering moment
    with my older brother. Together those experiences propelled me on “The
    Road That Leads Us Home.”

    • 24 min
    Campfire 39: Finding My Way Home

    Campfire 39: Finding My Way Home

    In the 38th Campfire the long held and deep-seated fears that resided so long
    in my unconscious were found and freed and soon running wild. In this, the
    39th Campfire, those fears begin to be given names and faces and in the naming
    and facing them I am able to begin claiming them. 

    • 19 min
    Campfire 38: What I Was Most Afraid Of

    Campfire 38: What I Was Most Afraid Of

    It has been a while since we have lit a campfire…this 38th campfire
    talks about events in 2001. In the spring of that year I shared a book I
    created with a few family and friends. The manuscript contained my journey
    for “authenticity, belonging, and confidence” or, put
    another way, “a search for truth, home, and to find myself.”
    Somehow putting that quest into words freed a number of fears that were unconsciously
    lodged inside of me. This campfire ends with The Brothers Four in Japan the
    week after 9/11 with both the country and me wondering what all may await.

    • 18 min
    Campfire 37: Leap of Faith

    Campfire 37: Leap of Faith

    Between September of 1998 and October of 2000 The Brothers Four performed more
    than 150 times in the US and in Japan. It was the only time the group ever
    traveled around America by tour bus. It still amazes me the group is going
    strong after 55 years. Some years the phone rings more often than others.
    Those years were one of those times.A correction: The performance at NHK
    Hall was attended by 3000 people not 300.  

    • 25 min
    Campfire 36: Season of the Heart

    Campfire 36: Season of the Heart

    My father died on May 28, 1997, the day before my mother’s 75th birthday.
    It was heartbreakingly unexpected. A month or so after he died I made a decision
    to make him the focus of my work for one year. At the end of the year I had
    created a musical memoir entitled Season of the Heart that explored the spring
    of 1997. A year to the day after he died I performed the 40 new songs for
    the first time in my mother’s living room in front of a lifetime
    of friends. The next week I performed the memoir four different days in Seattle
    at the Richard Hugo House. When it was over I knew it was time to move on.
    It was what my father would have wanted.

    • 21 min

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