Monthly Archives: July 2009

The True Vine: thoughts on Mike Seeger

I had the opportunity to emcee a concert Mike Seeger was giving at Seattle’s Tractor Tavern a few years back and as a young man looking out over an ardent crowd of old-time music lovers, most twice my age, alongside … Continue reading

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Weeping Pilgrim 417

“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.” Allison’s Sacred Harp Singers 1 Corinthians 13:11 With quibbles … Continue reading

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Walk, Don’t Run

In 1950 a guy named Leo Fender made the last folk instrument. It may not be the last one that will ever be made, but it certainly is the last one that has been made. He took a solid piece … Continue reading

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