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Joni Minstrel Kicks the King

by Joni Minstrel

Joni Minstrel returns with more rabble-rousing songs of protest and revolution from the Georgia Renaissance Festival.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Whiskey and Beer
3:35 $0.99
2. Good King Dick
3:03 $0.99
3. The Raggle-Taggle Gypsies
3:22 $0.99
4. This Song Will Have to Do
3:05 $0.99
5. Black is the Color
2:34 $0.99
6. My Own Hero
3:56 $0.99
7. Mattie Groves
3:38 $0.99
8. I Protest
2:37 $0.99
9. The Trees Grow High
2:59 $0.99
10. Health to the Company
4:16 $0.99
11. A Day in the Life of Joni Minstrel
3:33 $0.99
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Album Notes
Joni Minstrel, the Village Protest Singer of the Georgia Renaissance Festival and leader of the Revolution Against Monarchs, returns with a second album of protest songs, traditional folk ballads, and fun. Joni Minstrel will teach you that whiskey and beer are the necessary ingredients for a popular uprising, that a musical instrument is all you need to become the scourge of the nobility, and that absolutely everything is the king's fault. Be amazed as Joni Minstrel Kicks the King!

The Georgia Renaissance Festival is becoming THE destination for lovers of Renaissance Festival music and filk. If you like Joni Minstrel, be sure to visit her friends on CDBaby:

Also highly recommended for lovers of all things Renaissance Festival is the Renaissance Festival Podcast, on which Joni Minstrel is a frequent guest. The podcast is hosted by Marc Gunn of the Brobdingnagian Bards. Check it out at

Joni Minstrel's alter ego, Lindsay Smith, has been performing at the Georgia Renaissance Festival for six years. She also performs more contemporary (and slightly less silly) original songs in the clubs and coffeehouses of Atlanta, GA and elsewhere. Her CD's of original "alternacheesefolk", Were You Prom Queen? and Tales From the Fruitbat Vat, are both available here on CDBaby.



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Protest Fest
From her strong chest voice to witty lyrics Joni's latest CD is a must have for your ren fest music collection. Her versions of traditional tunes are also lovely and maintain the traditional feel while showcasing her own style. Join the Revolution Against Monarchy!

Mike Quigley

The Mythical Protest Singer Shines Again
Joni Minstrel aka Lindsay Smith has recorded a spare yet rich recording. The songs are crafted with care and creativity, the recording is poignant, and Joni's voice is clear and sparkling. The CD is rich with tongue-in-cheek humor, well written songs, and excellent renditions of Renaissance standards. This album will climb into your cd player and refuse to leave. If there's anything to protest, it's having to wait for another such gem to be released.

Emily Winham

I love this cd!
It is very witty, fun, and just makes me smile each time I listen to it!


Fun, witty music for RenFaire fans
"My Own Hero" is my new favorite song; a must-have for any single woman. The rest of the songs are a great mix of original tunes with traditional. The humor, clever lyrics and upbeat rhythms ensure that this is a worthwhile buy, something you can listen to over and over.