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Workaday Magic

In his story about Monday nights’ NCAA college football championship game between Clemson and LSU, Washington Post sportswriter Barry Svrluga described LSU quarterback Jason Burrow as “…part magical wizard, part lunch-pail worker…”, and that really resonated with me. (If you … Continue reading

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New Year, Who’s This?

2019 was a year of thought and reflection for me; two things there’s ample opportunity for when you spend a disproportionate amount of your time in a van. All of those hours inside my own head (in-between podcasts) led me, … Continue reading

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Can Electronic Music Also Be Folk Music?

My answer is yes. I’ll explain.   A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of performing at the lovely and charming Hillside Festival in Guelph, Ontario. While taking in the terrific lineup and the bucolic setting, even the roof … Continue reading

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Front Country France Tour Day 1, Le Puy

  Summer tour is in the home stretch. Over the last month we’ve been all over the; the South, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Alaska, and now France. We’ll be here for a week to play at the Country Rendezvous Festival in Crappone, and … Continue reading

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IBMA Award Voting is Open, We Need to Talk.

It’s time to start the voting for IBMA’s annual awards. This is always an exciting time, few things are as professionally satisfying as acknowledging the accomplishments of ones’ colleagues over the last year, recognizing the challenges we all face and suppporting … Continue reading

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What To Do About HB2?

Lots of ink has been spilt over the matter since North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed NC House Bill 2 into law last week. This law supersedes any local laws providing anti-discrimination protection for LGBTQ people and bans any such … Continue reading

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My Family Motto

It seems that we have all survived the temporary banishment of Bluegrass Junction from satellite broadcast only to be faced with the short-lived but embarrassing hack of the IBMA Facebook page. What are we embattled bluegrassers to do!? Allow me … Continue reading

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No Bluegrass for nine days?! Let’s all relax.

It was recently announced that SiriusXM made the decision to temporarily preempt the the usual programming of the Bluegrass Junction channel from December 6-15 in favor of a program of Chanukah music. The temporary programming starts tonight at midnight and … Continue reading

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Tour Blog 16, Spalding and home

After an outstanding evening at the Square and Compass we had to hightail it north for the final gig of tour at the modern and lovely South Holland Centre in Spalding. We said goodbye to our host, Brian, and his … Continue reading

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Tour Blog 15, Worth Matraverse

The penultimate gig of this tour was at the legendary Square and Compass in Worth Matraverse on Englands’ Jurassic Coast. Gerry had been telling us about this gig since he picked us up at Heathrow. We had heard so much … Continue reading

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