Good Evening. I am the creator of the Richard & Mimi Fariña Website. People
often ask me how I became interested in Richard & Mimi, so here's the whole
The Whole Story
But it wasn't until the nineties, during my third year in college, that I started to explore folk music. I had a mysterious urge to hear "Leaving on a Jet Plane," so I went out and bought a used Peter, Paul & Mary LP. Spellbound by the tranquility of their music and the subtlety of their moods, I drifted more and more toward folk music. I started with the more well-known artists like Baez and Dylan, and I've been digging further and further folkward ever since.
How I discovered Richard & Mimi Fariña
Since that time, a basic fan page has evolved into an on-going research project devoted to gathering and preserving information about Richard and Mimi, both as a duo and in their individual careers. Many thanks to all the people who have written to me to tell me about their memories of Richard and Mimi and the impact they had on their lives. I've chatted with Fariña fans from all over the world, including England, Northern Ireland, Australia, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Norway, Finland, Israel, and Japan! (Hope I didn't forget anyone).
Me and a giant guinea pig, Peru, 2014.