These Friends of Mine
Stephen began playing guitar in 1958. early influences include joe maphis, chet atkins, doc watson. Got involved in folk scene in mid-late sixties. Checked out piedmont style blues players ala danny cox. Living in Kansas city, got into brewer and shipley. Moved to L.A. and continued with folk scene. Left for the mountains of Colorado 1975. spent 5 years as whitewater river guide. Worked with vocal trio in so Colorado, new Mexico. Left music 1982 moved to so Wisconsin. Earned 2 us patents. Came back to Colorado 1992. friends put me up to getting back to music. Stew pappenfort appears courtesy of lazy alien music. Stew bagan playing clubs in Kansas city in the mid sixties. He now works with the lazy alien blues band. Stew's sensitivity is apparent in the clear, clean lines he's added. Local musician Stephen Mendon released his album 'These Friends of Mine' last month. The album features Mendon, along with Laurie Mendon, Stew Pappenfort, Rich Clark, Shaun Kohl, Ed Rodgers, Joanie Houston and Dr. Eric Carlson. The album is loaded with local talent, a portrait of artists, which holds the listener captivated throughout. Listening to These Friends of Mine is like driving in a pickup along a mountain raod, the dreamlike state of dust and spruce. (Paul J. Goetz), Canon Current, Canon City, CO.