Monthly Archives: August 2010

Justin Townes Earle – Harlem River Blues

“Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.” -Woody Guthrie While it may be a bit early to declare Justin Townes Earle a genius he does have the knack of pulling the great and … Continue reading

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Peter Rowan – Legacy

The new Peter Rowan album showed up on my desk today. Something that always makes me perk up. Peter and I have history. His self titled 1978 album was a favorite of mine while desert driving  through New Mexico. A … Continue reading

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Evening In A Darkened Room

There are few perfect moments in a lifetime. Tonight, my 8 month old son, freshly bathed, fed and sleepy, lay his head on my shoulder. It was dusk, the light was fleeting from the room. I sang him an old … Continue reading

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The Giants Win the Pennant

“I have never known a greater moment of pure joy.” – Stephen Jay Gould “No day in my life since has brought me the pain of that day.” – Larry King A moment in time to judge all other moments … Continue reading

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The Starlings – A Bright Light

Seattle summers are a short lived, blink of an eye kind of thing. Beer turns a shade lighter, windows roll down, sleeves roll up. There’s really only a two month window to work on the elbow to wrist tan which … Continue reading

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Caleb Klauder’s Western Country

There once was a time when country music was straight up hard. A time when bluegrass was simply country music played by Bill Monroe. Other musicians like Ira Louvin thought nothing of overlaying the electrified honkytonk of he and his … Continue reading

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