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John F. Flynn

Entertainer

Camp Dreamcatcher

HQ Phone:  (610) 925-2998

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Camp Dreamcatcher

148 West State Street Suite 104

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania,19348

United States

Company Description

Camp Dreamcatcher provides HIV/AIDS education and outreach to community groups, churches and schools. We visit sites to talk about camp and what we do, to answer questions and specifically in the schools to offer students a chance to hear the experience of a c...more

Background Information

Employment History

Coach

The Melrose Youth Soccer League


Assistant Coach

Navy


Senior UX and UI Designer

Symantec Corporation


Freelance

Bryne Shrimp


FX Broker

FC Exchange LTD


FX Broker

FOX Smart Estate Agency


Coach

Gopher Sports


Assistant Rowing Coach

University of Minnesota


Team Manager and Assistant Coach, Women's Rowing

NYAC Rowing


Freshmen Coach

College of William and Mary


Affiliations

Abhinov Singh

Board Vice President, Board Member


The British-Angola Forum

British Ambassador To Angola and A Member of the Advisory Board


Education

Niagara Falls High School


Nudgee College


Temple University


Ph.D.


bachelor of science degree

education

Cornell


degree

political science

Temple University


master of arts degree

English literature


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John Flynn
John Flynn JOHN FLYNN BIO John Flynn has remained true to the imperative of his tune and long-time mission statement, Go Wake a Heart. John Flynn is a notable exception, and is worthy of our respect as he follows the paths of Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs and Kris Kristofferson." Over four decades, John Flynn's music has carried him from Jersey Shore bars to Nashville's Music Row; from home plate performances in major league ballparks, to concerts in maximum-security prisons; from star-studded benefit shows at Tipitina's in New Orleans, to bridge-building appearances at the Walter Reed Military Hospital and Dover Air Force Base. Along the way Flynn has continued to make new friends and fans as he's given of his unguarded spirit and whole heart from folk festival and coffeehouse stages across this country. A wordsmith of rare facility and intention, Flynn has shared this singular journey through compelling songs laced with keenly observed and soul-resonant scraps of irony, humor, stumbled-upon wisdom, and streetwise compassion. Reflecting on that journey, his friend and long-time fan Kris Kristofferson has called Flynn "an important artist (whose) work in prisons, rehabs, and half-way houses is distilled into the truth and the beauty of…heartfelt and heart warming slices of life". Few people who knew John Flynn as a boy would have predicted the path he would take. In his youth, Flynn was a self-professed "painfully straight arrow". As a senior at Ridley High in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the former altar boy who once strummed a New Year's Day banjo in the world famous Mummers parade was named president of the National Honor Society and Scholar Athlete of the Year while receiving two congressional nominations to the United States Naval Academy. John was making plans to play lacrosse for Navy when he found out he would not be able to take his guitar with him to Annapolis. Although music had always been an important part of John's life, he was surprised to realize how much he had come to rely on his beloved Guild twelve-string. The thought of leaving it behind, even for a few months, caused him to begin to admit to himself that he had other dreams. John abruptly changed course and began writing songs in earnest. He put himself through Temple University playing in bar bands. Though his degree was in political science, he abandoned the idea of studying law when he was offered a staff songwriting position at Combine Music in Nashville, following Billy Swan's Top 40 country recording of John's song "Rainbows and Butterflies". It was Swan who first introduced John to Kris Kristofferson. Since then Kris has written liner notes for John and sung on four of Flynn's CDs. In 2005, Arlo Guthrie invited John to join musical legends like Willie Nelson and Ramblin' Jack Elliott on the historic "Train to New Orleans" tour following Hurricane Katrina. It was on that trip that Ramblin' Jack dubbed Flynn "the John Lennon of the plasma generation"! Although Philadelphia's own Main Line Times calls Flynn a "folk icon", his music has often reached beyond many conventional boundaries of the genre. Flynn has regularly appeared at Philadelphia Phillies games, where he's performed both the American and Canadian national anthems. Flynn was the first artist the Phillies called upon when Major League Baseball resumed play following the attacks of September 11, 2001. His emotional seventh-inning stretch performance of God Bless America was televised by ESPN. The sound of 45,000 voices singing along with him that evening profoundly affected Flynn, prompting him to write his acclaimed ode to defiant courage, I Will Not Fear. Flynn was also the last person to sing at Philadelphia's storied Veterans Stadium before its demolition in 2004. Since 2007, Flynn was a regular performer at Phillies playoff games, appearing at home plate with his guitar many times during the "Fightin Phils" torrid five-year streak of championship baseball. Although an anti-war activist and former member of the Board of Directors of Delaware's oldest peace and social justice organization, Pacem in Terris, Flynn's deep concern for, and appreciation of the those who have served in the military afforded him unique opportunities to share his music in places where most folk singers would not necessarily have been welcomed. Rejecting the "support the troops by supporting the war" mentality, Flynn reasoned, "You can be against house fires and still support firefighters". Flynn currently serves on the Advisory Board for Camp Dreamcatcher, a therapeutic summer camp for children whose lives have been impacted by AIDS/HIV. For twenty years, John's annual benefit concerts and silent auctions each Christmas have helped raise money for Dreamcatcher. And for two decades, John has faithfully returned to Camp each summer to perform free concerts for Dreamcatcher's kids. For over ten years, Flynn has also volunteered at Delaware's maximum-security state penitentiary, the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution, as the head facilitator of an inmate-support group called New Beginnings. For those leaving prison, Flynn additionally leads New Beginnings-Next Step, a sister group that is dedicated to helping Returning Citizens transition from incarceration to freedom. Among the recognitions John has received for his work are the Dominican's Shining Star Award, The Rotary's Paul Harris Fellow Award, Pacem in Terris's Peacemaker Among Us Award. The American Library Association has recognized John for his recordings. He was also a Grammy honoree for his song Two Wolves which he contributed to the anti-bullying project, "All About Bullies, Big and Small". John resides in the Brandywine area of Northern Delaware with his family and Chief, his aging yet exuberant Frisbee-obsessed German Shepherd.


Camp Dreamcatcher 20th Anniversary CelebrationCamp Dreamcatcher

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« John Flynn's Annual Holiday Concert for Camp Dreamcatcher
« John Flynn's Annual Holiday Concert for Camp Dreamcatcher


John Flynn's Annual Holiday Concert for Camp DreamcatcherCamp Dreamcatcher

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John Flynn's Annual Holiday Concert for Camp Dreamcatcher


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*from the song "The Web and the Feather" by John Flynn
Camp Dreamcatcher *from the song "The Web and the Feather" by John Flynn


Camp Dreamcatcher in the News | Camp Dreamcatcher

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John Flynn's Annual Holiday Concert for Camp Dreamcatcher
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