Russ Franzen | Life Is Good

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Life Is Good

by Russ Franzen

Songs of the Great Lakes and Northwest Ohio from a simple acoustic storyteller
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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1. Roche De Boeuf
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2. Fishing for Walleye
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3. A Man in the Know
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4. The Tawas Point Light
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5. The Sentinel By the Bay (Toledo Harbor Lighthouse)
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6. Miami and Erie Canal
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7. Tiger Stadium's Lament
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8. The Marblehead Light
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9. A Team All Our Own (Baseball in Teledo)
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10. Lighthouse Christmas
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11. The City of Toledo
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12. The Great Black Swamp
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13. The Joseph S. Fay
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14. A Great Lakes Prayer
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Album Notes
Russ Franzen is an award-winning writer and historian. He grew up in New Lenox, IL (Lincoln-Way High School \'73) and attended the University of Illinois and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (BS \'83, Radio-TV Class of \'77). He worked in radio and television in Herrin, Marion, and Springfield, Illinois and Lapeer, Michigan before moving into the public sector. He spent nine years in the judicial system, serving as a Magistrate and Court Administrator, then went back to work in the news business as a newspaper columnist.
Russ started writing songs to help teach history to children. His songs tell stories and histories of lighthouses, ships and life along the Great Lakes. This album includes some songs of his current home in Northwest Ohio. He started performing the songs in 2006 and has one previous album, Along the Great Lakes (2007).


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