Fr. Ron Clingenpeel, Class of 1978, has released a new CD: On My Way Home. Eight original songs influenced by American folk music represent an eclectic folk style from South Louisiana and are the latest in his journey: practical, historical, and spiritual.
With many years of service to the church as parish priest, campus chaplain, Canon to the Ordinary, and Cathedral Dean, Clingenpeel returned to his folk roots several years ago. Organizing the Great American Folk Song Singalong, Fr. Ron brought together a group of talented musicians to give a variety of voices and styles to traditional American music.
The Great American Singalong gathered energy as many were reunited with the great songs, and others were introduced to what some consider the heart of the American soul of the 20th century – Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Odetta, Leadbelly, and many others. Now in March, 2019 comes a new CD by Fr. Ron & Friends: they can be found on Spotify, Amazon, CD Baby, Gigmasters, and at the website bishopsmusic.net.