Category Archives: music

smoky sunday sunset

The sun was red.  You can see the haze that is really smoke from the California (and Oregon and British Columbia) fires.  It’s coming in thicker every day. This was Sunday night at a nearby RV resort and restaurant.  They … Continue reading

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i have a ticket

Oh, my goodness!  Joshua Bell is performing at the Long Center in Austin October 6.  I’m going to this.  Can you believe it?   “The Long Center and KMFA present an evening with Joshua Bell accompanied by pianist Sam Haywood, Saturday, … Continue reading

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banjo man’s new baby

Happy Birthday, Banjo Man! This is the new member of our musical instrument collection:  a plectrum banjo.  It’s a beautiful vintage instrument and is exactly what Banjo Man has been searching for.  It came from that hotbed of banjo players:  … Continue reading

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acoustic mcmurtry

Tuesday night at the Continental Club Gallery James McMurtry does a 90-minute acoustic set. Just James and his two guitars (one is a 12 string that sounds like heaven). Austin-based McMurtry has a reputation for being a bit, well, grumpy.  … Continue reading

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saturday night post storm

Johnny, one of Texas faves, performed at the Knickerbocker Music Center (formerly the Knickerbocker Cafe) in Westerly last night. Banjo Man and I were there, along with our party-loving friends Ruth and Kenny.  We hiked out of the woods and … Continue reading

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day 2, new orleans, 2017

If it’s morning, it must be time for beignets.  I was running late, so I joined Banjo Man and N&N just as the beignets and coffee were being served. Thankfully they had ordered for me. I have a great picture, … Continue reading

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late to the party

Boy, are we loving this show! We’ve never had HBO, where “Treme” debuted, but this mini series (all four seasons) is on Amazon, free with Prime. And we can’t stop watching this show about New Orleans trying to recover after … Continue reading

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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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