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Dear Robert Bly,

Is the issue!
The main issue.
The point of production?
Who wins that?
Who gets time to play?
Who eventually –
owns the farm? 429 more words


Random conversation inspiration for Eva Foote's new album

We can thank a random stranger on a bus ride to Toronto for the title of Eva Foote’s latest album, Funeral Walking.

The Edmonton-born singer-songwriter was travelling between Toronto and Montreal, where she studies at the National Theatre School, when she found herself spilling her guts to a fellow passenger. 671 more words


Iris Dement at the Iron Horse in Northampton

Iris Dement was at the Iron Horse in Northampton last week.   She came out on a Sunday evening in a church dress and church shoes to sing homesick songs from her new album, with its poems by Russian poet Anna Akhatova 1889-1966 set to Dement’s sad, country-gospel melodies. 108 more words



Last night I wandered into
A YouTube video
Or so I believed
Hometown visit from
The quiet of my Florida swamp
To the screeching insanity… 113 more words


All That I Want

I want you to travel along
I want you to finish this song
If I had you right here
To stay by my side
Everything would be alright… 108 more words


String Theory (Part 2)

Now lets talk about acoustic guitar strings. This post talks about accompanying or flatpicking Irish Tunes (or similar) on steel string acoustic guitar. (I don’t play fingerstyle and I don’t use a Nylon string guitar so I can’t talk about these styles). 870 more words

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