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On December 28, 2020

The big news this week is sad. The great bluegrass guitarist and, at one time, vocalist, Tony Rice died at the age of 69. Seems to have been sudden and at home, so probably a heart attack. I saw Rice

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On November 28, 2020

Since tis’ the season, I thought I’d write a little bit about Christmas albums. I really, really, really do not get this subgenre, based on the principle of who the hell would want to list

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On October 24, 2020
Guess what? I saw LIVE MUSIC! That’s right–LIVE MUSIC! Holy mother of God, LIVE MUSIC! Moreover, who was it? NEKO CASE! There’s a place called South Farms in Morris, Connecticut. I had never heard of it before and it mostly focuses on jam bands (even its slogan is “Life is Better on Grass,” which just […]

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On October 11, 2020

Been way too long since I’ve finished one of these posts. That me not finishing things coincided with the start of classes is not a coincidence.. One thing I’ve noticed over the years, and

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On September 13, 2020

Paul discussed the death of Toots Hibbert, so I will focus a bit on the other major musical death of the last couple of weeks, which is the great jazz bassist Gary Peacock. The rare jazzman from Idaho

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On August 30, 2020
The big news in music right now is the death of Justin Townes Earle. He had both the blessing and the curse of being the son of Steve Earle and named after Townes Van Zandt, but he was certainly a very fine artist in his own right. I wasn’t a huge fan of all of […]

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On August 7, 2020

I haven’t seen any shows in five months, which is terrible. But I have read a lot and that has included a few books about music. Might as well discuss them. First, I read Stephen Foehr’s W

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