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Man’s search for God by Jan Goldsberry

“A new beginning can look like it’s the end”

Jan Goldsberry Revolving Door

As Jan said, what looked like the end of our dreams, was only a change in direction. The labyrinth turns back on itself, and the journey continues.

” The story’s still revolving round the circle so it seems”

Jan Goldsberry Revolving Door

For our returning friends, the old Withe and Stone site (above picture) has gone. If you didn’t know, Jan Goldsberry, Artist, Songwriter, and my wonderful wife passed away on Nov 17th 2018. The original site was mostly an online gallery to showcase and sell her art. At this point, I am not selling any of her art, but it will return in the future in a number of ways. As much as it hurt to remove something we created together, it would only remain as a static memorial, not the growing dream she had for us. So soon there will be a new experiment we had in the works announced here, as well as the potential so more involvement, hence the community in the heading. For now I am concentrating on preserving her music. When she passed she left a whole folder of songs unrecorded and I realized I alone knew the melodies.

Thus, the first of four recordings we had charted out are being produced. The first, The Circle Path, has the most of all of them in respects to Jan’s output.

By the end of the year, I hope to have a CD called simply “Winter” completed that has several more of her songs.

Next year I will try to complete  “Holiday Traditions”, an Autumn themed CD, and “A Fair Day”

In addition I am working to restore several old VHS recordings from our years at Silver Dollar City, as well as a big project she set in motion in the 6 months before her passing, involving the village of “Withe & Stone”

It’s a lot to work on, and building a website at the same time will be slow, so please bear with me.

I will be posting as I can on the Withe & stone  Facebook page, and the Withe & Stone YouTube channel. I invite you all there as well.

Finally, I wish to thank all of you for the love and support you have given me in these last few months. It has meant a great deal to me. I must also thank Jan herself, For I am finding in her lyrics, like the one quoted above, so many of the things I need to hear to come to grips with my future. My love always to her, and all of you.


renfair John & Jan Early 2000’s