Paul and Kris RyBolt

We live in Yellow Springs, Ohio. I recently retired after 33 years in the photographic industry.

Here is a link to our photographic website.


Paul and Kris


  1. Robert Reynolds

    Hello Paul.

    Long time John Stewart fan here. He won me over for life when I “discovered” his California Bloodlines LP in ’69. I had the pleasure of seeing him perform and to speak with him on three occasions. John’s passing was a tremendous loss to the music world. I continue to buy various JS releases when I find different versions or CDs are released from his rare cassettes. One thing that I would like to see, however, would be a release of instrumentals of some of his best songs.

    Along with being a great writer of lyrics, John’s melodies are extraordinary. If I may, here is a partial list of songs that I would enjoy to have in an instrumental format: Gold, The Grace of Rain, Lost Her in the Sun, Fire in the Wind,Cannons in the Rain, Chilly Winds, Pilots in Blue, Earth Rider, Nightman, Sweet Dreams Will Come, GreenBack Dollar, Missouri Birds, Omaha Rainbow, Belly Full of Tennessee, Willard, July You’re a Woman, California Bloodlines, Irresistible Targets, Angels With Guns, Botswana, Ticket to the Stars, Pirates of Stone County Road, Runaway Train, Waltz of the Crazy Moon, Cowboy in the Distance, Waiting For Castro to Die, Rock It In My Own Sweet Time, Radio Days, Midnight Wind, Same Old Heart, Clack Clack, Mother Country, Armstrong, The Old Gunfighter, Shadows of the Angels Wings, Lillie and Joe, Cadillac Ranch, Hearts of the Highlands, Looking Back Johanna, Crow’s Landing, Dogs of San Juan, Mac Brasel’s Farm, Turn of the Century, Anna on a Memory, Night of a Distant Star, Quarter Moon on the Golden Gate…

    He has so many great songs. I actually went through this list and pared it down by several songs. I believe instrumental versions would make for some great CDs to add to the John Stewart legacy and some good additions to your store library. I hope you will please consider this suggestion. I would think it should be fairly simple to remove the vocals from the masters and present some excellent instrumentals so we can all fully appreciate John’s musical genius. There are plenty of songs so that you could easily offer two or three volumes–perhaps more. Would you please reply to this so that I know you received my email? Thank you very much.
    Robert Reynolds

  2. Larry Stanley

    Paul, your photos are beautiful! I love the picture of the set list from the Turf. I recognize that handwriting! Wonderful!

  3. Steve Kosareff

    Dear Paul and Kris:

    I am currently in the process of seeking an executive producer and funding to start pre-production on a documentary on John Stewart entitled, “The Ghost of Daydream Believer: John Stewart’s American Spirit.” There is a Facebook page for the project which you can find by searching the site under the project’s title. A bio on John, mission statement and poster are available. If you can help spread the word that would be great. Potential investors can contact me via email at or through the message box on the Facebook page for further information.

    Thank you,

    Steve Kosareff

    • Robert Reynolds

      Hi, Let me toss this out for some thoughts on how to generate some funds for this project.  Encourage whoever holds the rights to John’s music to release some of his songs onto karaoke.  I’m sure there are plenty of people who would love to sing his songs if they could get them.  I’m guessing that a royalty is paid every time a song/CD or download is purchased.  There are people out there who know of John’s music and would buy his songs if they could find them.  So far, the only ones I know of is Gold, Daydream Believer and Runaway Train (the latter two credited to the artists who made them hits).  Look at this for consideration:  Lost Her in the Sun; Fire in the Wind; Earth Rider; Cannons in the Rain; Lillie and Joe; The Grace of Rain; Waiting for Castro To Die; Chilly Winds; Greenback Dollar; Missouri Birds; Omaha Rainbow; Nightman; Sweet Dreams; I Remember America; Pilots in Blue: California Bloodlines: Reverend Mr. Black; July, You’re a Woman……  and countless others.  It’s an opportunity to bring in some continued revenue and introduce John’s music to people who aren’t familiar with it.   Bob Reynolds   From: this old song To: Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2014 4:25 PM Subject: [New comment] Paul and Kris RyBolt #yiv6264570512 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv6264570512 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv6264570512 a.yiv6264570512primaryactionlink:link, #yiv6264570512 a.yiv6264570512primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv6264570512 a.yiv6264570512primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv6264570512 a.yiv6264570512primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv6264570512 |

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    • ryboltcox

      Hi Susan, Yes, that was my picture. I took a little heat on over how I posted it. Early days of the internet for me and I didn’t know how things were done. Thanks for the comment about the picture. It was shot in Burro Alley in Santa Fe and there was a rocking horse in another window. A few years ago I checked and they were both gone.

    • ryboltcox

      Hi Elayne. Yes, that was my picture on I took a little heat over not knowing the rules. It was shot in Burro Alley in 2003 and another window had a rocking horse. Both are now gone.

  4. Peggy Holden

    I have 3 or 4 pieces of KT memorabilia that my family would not really value. Any suggestions about where they might be appreciated? I had thought oerhaps something at the fantasy camp in Scottsdale. (An autographed LIFE magazine, an autographed program from about 1966, a 50th Reunion shirt.

    • ryboltcox

      Hi Peggy, There are many collectors of KT memorabilia who come to the camp. We no longer have any affiliation with the KT but I’m sure someone will see this message and, hopefully, reply to you.

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