The following is a current selection from Tom Paxton's famous SHORT SHELF LIFE songs, which have enlivened his performances for years. Tom Paxton received a 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award from the North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance. The awards "honor those who have devoted their life's work and talent to the advancement of folk music and dance. Recipients are (or were) international figures who have been selected by a nominating committee and invited to receive the award on the basis of election by a distinguished panel of more than 100 electors across the US and Canada." This year's award was shared with Zydeco king, Clifton Chenier, and folklorist/collector Dr. Kenneth Goldstein. The awards were presented at the Folk Alliance's 18th Annual International Convention in Austin, Texas. Tom's website is: www.tompaxton.com. RIGHT CLICK TO Download MP3 file below.