Spit ‘n Whittle Concert
Spit ‘n Whittle performs. Concert is free and open to the public.
About Spit ‘n Whittle:
Bob Lee, a Canyon Lake resident and retired architect, first became enthralled by folk music in 1959 when he heard the “…from the Hungry i” album by the Kingston Trio.
As a student at Texas A&M in the early 60s, he was surrounded by the folk music of the time. He bought a handmade guitar from a friend and began jamming in the dorms. In the years since, while working in cities across the country, he played in song circles with other folk music lovers. He began writing his own songs in 1993 and formed Spit ’n Whittle to perform these original songs.
Fr. David Chalk has been a priest for 25 years — the last 17 in south Texas. With degrees from schools in Washington, New York, and Pennsylvania, he worked as a social worker for many years before ordination. Fr. Chalk chose to work with the poorest of the poor (developmentally disabled adults, rural senior citizens, the homeless, and migrants) throughout the United States. Married for 33 years to a medical social worker, he has two adult children.
Being blessed with a musical soul has helped him sing all his life. He picked up a guitar at the age of 14. Several failed instruments later, the banjo has become a frequent “go-to” instrument for folk and bluegrass. He describes Spin ‘n Whittle as a spiritual balm.
John White was born and raised in San Antonio. He got an early musical start with choir and band at church and school. He started playing guitar in high school and has played for over 40 years. and has been playing for over 40 years now. White likes to play blues, country, and bluegrass. He works to re-interpret songs from the Great American Songbook.