Category Archives: music

day in, night out in austin

One of our favorite blues men, Johnny Nicholas, was playing at our favorite bar, the Saxon Pub, last night. Will and I planned to be there.  Of course.  Johnny no longer does the Wednesday Happy Hour, so when he does appear … Continue reading

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leaving spokane

It’s a long drive from Spokane to the lake, but on Tuesday I was armed with music and water, along with looking forward to a stop at the Bear Paw Quilt Shop in Coeur d’Alene.  They opened at 9:30, which meant I … Continue reading

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crunch time

Dancing Mandolin Player and I are practicing our 17, 18 and/or 20 songs for our gig at the Arts & Crafts Festival in town in two weeks.  I think we only need 15 songs, so we are trying to decide … Continue reading

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saturday in the bleachers

I’m not a bleacher fan and didn’t go prepared with cushions or portable back rests, but Banjo Man and I sat for SEVEN HOURS AND FIFTEEN MINUTES on a metal bench at Threadgill’s backyard on Saturday.  Even though we arrived … Continue reading

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one margarita, two margarita

It was Friday afternoon. I was thirsty. My grandson was nowhere around. The music was fabulous. And that’s all I’m going to say about that.

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new fans

An afternoon at Lucy’s Fried Chicken means lots of new music and hours of people-watching, along with margaritas and chicken tenders, of course. This sign is everywhere!  The Bullock Museum gift shop had it on pot holders and t-shirts.  Here … Continue reading

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king of texas blues

  Stevie Ray Vaughan:  He’s a hero, a legend and a much-loved musician here in Texas.  And on Tuesday morning Son #1, the Funny Grandson and I went to the “Pride & Joy: the Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan” … Continue reading

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scenes from sunday

  The Purgatory Players Sunday Gospel Brunch has moved from the Strange Brew Coffeehouse to El Mercado, right around the corner from us on South First.  It was our first time at this venue and we had a great time … Continue reading

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a keyboard kind of day

  We started off our day by catching a cab at 10 AM and heading down the hill to the Palmer Event Center for the annual Christmas bazaar. This is no ordinary Christmas bazaar.  Because it’s in Austin, there’s a … Continue reading

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look out, Banjo Man!

Oh my goodness, there’s another one!  And yes, that’s a tenor banjo, just like Banjo Man’s. How excited my B-Man was at Fritzel’s tonight!  He was actually bouncing on the bar stool. This was our fourth traditional jazz band of … Continue reading

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