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Another Guitar...

When I was in my early teens, my parents built a house out in the country. The contractor, Lyman Monroe, worked with his sons on the framing and much of the finish work. My parents still live in that beautiful…

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Hi Folks- Nice news from the Just Plain Folks Music Awards in L.A. "Coyote's Dream" was runner-up to Doc Watson for Best Traditional Folk Album of 2004, and "Browning Mountain" was runner-up in Best Traditional Folk Song. "Better Days"…

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Spending a couple of lovely days on Vashon Island, WA. I've had a wonderful fall trip-- caught the last bit of color in my native hills as I was driving out.... drove through the mountain valleys in Colorado--golden yellow all…

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Back from a wonderful trip out West. Spent a long weekend at the North American Folk Alliance conference in San Diego, then worked my way up the coast visiting old friends, making new ones, and playing music. Was also able…

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Had a classic road trip with Ramblin' Jack this past fall. A wonderful adventure from Salt Lake City to Ann Arbor. We stopped at every truckstop along the way The new cd, "NAMES" is almost all recorded. Each song…

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"Breathe with unconditioned breath the unconditioned air. Shun electric wire. Communicate slowly. Live a three-dimensional life; stay away from screens." Wendell Berry - poet, essayist, novelist, farmer, environmentalist (his biography in the new poetry anthology edited by Garrison Keiller)

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Now through August 24, the stageplay, "HANDLER" will run Thurs-Sun at The Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis Written by Robert Schenkkan, whose last play, "The Kentucky Cycle", won the Pulitzer Prize, "Handler" explores issues of faith, tolerance and forgiveness. The entire…

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"Coyote's Dream" (album) hit the Freeform American Roots radio charts at #1 for the month of March ! These are mainly roots/Americana djs reporting. 112 djs/stations worldwide. "Coyote's Dream" (album) was #3 on the Folk-Bluegrass dj radio chart for…

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Aaahhhhh. The new cd, "Coyote's Dream", is finally here. We layed down the first tracks 19 months ago.. .I'm happy to bring it out into the world, and in so many ways I feel it is a true companion to…

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Heart Land recently received an exceptional review in The Green Man Review (www.greenmanreview.com) You can read it in it's entirety by clicking music reviews and then, singer-songwriters. Briefly here, "This is easily the best album I've heard all…

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Two months ago, Brent Porter passed away. I had met Brent just once, briefly. He had become a fan of my music through the stage play, "Amber Waves." He was a journeyman millwright who had married an actress, and they…

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Sometime last winter, I played a show in Ft. Atkinson, WI, at The Cafe Carpe. It was a small, attentive group listening, and when we finished for the evening, someone handing me a note written during the set. In the…

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