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Musicians' Musicians

I don’t go to concerts very often.

You might have gathered, from my recent post about definitive albums, that I care about music. I care about music a lot. 676 more words


New Bluegrass: Swift Creek — 'Magnolia'

Swift Creek — ‘Magnolia’

Label: Vital Records

Swift Creek has released their second album, Magnolia, featuring some outstanding original songs by Kevin Brown, the band’s guitarist and vocalist. 206 more words


iTunes diaries, entry #40: "Talk About Suffering" by Greg Graffin

I was once a little…um, okay, terribly obsessed with iTunes.  I got my first iPod in 2004 and became immediately entranced by Apple’s seeming infinite lists of music for sale.  828 more words


The Bluegrass Festival in Parkfield


Want to hear some authentic bluegrass music?  Come to Parkfield Mother’s day weekend. For nearly 20 years bluegrass pickers, pluckers and fans have spent mother’s day weekend in these hills, entertaining themselves and guests with some of the best guitar and banjo sounds west of Nashville. 208 more words

California History

There's progress!

I am pleased to say that I can see some progress since lesson 1.

So far, I have practised a total of seven hours. In the grand scheme of things, that’s not much, but even just that has resulted in progress. 42 more words


Wellington Farm Shop, Stratfield Saye

I’ve written before about how hard it is to get a decent brunch in this town. Since then Bluegrass has opened and does a surprisingly good range of breakfast options, especially if you like pancakes, or the sweet-salty union of bacon and maple syrup, but apart from that your main options are still the chains (principally Côte and Carluccio’s, in my book). 1,481 more words