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I'll Fly Away

I’m used to the quiet hush of funerals. Many of you reading probably know what I mean – soft voices, subdued music and so on. At my grandmother’s funeral several years ago, by her request, the service started with a loud and boisterous rendition of “I’ll Fly Away.” 248 more words


Don Henley Makes An Album "For Grown-ups"

I don’t normally do album reviews. I will occasionally Tweet (@kncitom if you’d like to follow along) if I listen to something I really like, as I did with Brett Eldredge’s recent new release, Illinois. 646 more words


Ron Block on Divorce

Through a mutual friend, I’ve been blessed to get to know Ron Block.

For the past twenty years, Ron Block has been the spiritual touchstone of Alison Krauss and Union Station, contributing sterling musicianship on banjo, guitar, vocals, and songwriting. 531 more words

O Brother Where Art Thou

The music I chose for Monday’s Music is from a favorite movie, O Brother Where Art Thou. You might recall this movie is based on the classic tale of Ulysses, hero of the epic poem  64 more words

Monday's Music

Leadbelly at 125 Tribute

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will top a star-studded lineup for “Lead Belly at 125: A Tribute to an American Songster” on April 25 at the Kennedy Center. 55 more words


Day 771: When it's cold outside

Yesterday, I asked the blogging question “Am I blue?”

And then, for much of the day yesterday, I was blue.

When it’s cold outside and relentlessly snowy, I can be blue. 501 more words

Personal Growth

Christmas Eve

There’s a video going around YouTube this Christmas of Alison Krauss and Yo-Yo Ma recording an ancient song called the Wexford Carol, and right at the start, before they begin, Krauss says, “Maybe we can get it on the first pass.” And Ma laughs and says “Maybe. 327 more words