Jon Felton and his Soulmobile

Jon Felton and his Soulmobile

It’s like this: SOULMOBILE‘s always riding off into the dusty old horizon. That’s their home. Fending off dangers untold with guitars, banjo, dulcimer, drums, and whatever’s nearby, Camp Soul is holding out and ringing a bell. Jon carries the vision, the others hold him up and give the thing its shape. Body and soul, maybe: Properly difficult to distinguish. In any case, if you peek in on them don’t be bashful; I think you’ll find them welcoming to strangers.

Songs for A Wolf at the Gate

Songs for A Wolf at the Gate

SKU: awolfatthegateCD
Artist: Jon Felton and his Soulmobile
Published: 4/2016
Format: Music CD
Length: 30 Minutes
Subjects: Folk Music/Sing-a-long


A Wolf at the Gate is a simple story that evokes profound and fundamental themes: survival, hunger, war and violence, law and justice, fear, greed, and predation. In the hands of Mark Van Steenwyk it becomes a transformative parable of truth and reconciliation, the power of community, and the dazzling force of love enacted in the public square, the very heart of justice.”
—Bill Ayers, author of Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident

“Van Steenwyk retells the story of St. Francis of Assisi and the wolf of Gubbio in his first book for children. This time, the story is narrated from the point of view of the wolf with a red coat, ‘born under the red glow of the Hunter’s Moon,’ a clever shift that adds tension and new beauty to a familiar tale. When her pack is forced to leave their native forest because humans in nearby Stonebriar deplete the wolves’ food, she remains. Angry and starving, the red wolf begins to prey on humans and their livestock. Soon, Blood Wolf, as she is now called, meets the Beggar King, ‘beloved by the common folk.’ Under his tutelage, she transforms from angry, violent predator—feared by animals and humans alike—to kind friend to all, renamed Sister Wolf. As a result of her instruction from the Beggar King, Sister Wolf comes to understand that all life is worth preserving and that loving kindness is the greatest of all gifts. Influenced by Japanese woodblock prints, Hedstrom’s stark, solid, and lovely illustrations appear throughout.”
Publishers Weekly

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