I’m Going Back…

I’m Going Back…

In recent years my musical horizons have broadened. At first I put this down to simple nostalgia. Now well into my seventies, I have certainly found myself remembering how –much earlier in my life – I first discovered bluegrass, old time, jazz and blues music. The...
Bass Jokes

Bass Jokes

Banjo players tend to get kidded a lot and jokes about them abound. In the interest of equal time, perhaps it’s time for some other instruments to have some good natured fun poked at them. Here’s a sampling of jokes about those oversize fiddle players we all treasure:...
September 11

September 11

Here’s what I wrote ten years ago about what happenened in 2001: December 7th.  September 11.  In our country we remember these two dates as shocking moments of disaster caused by some of our fellow human beings.  Human beings who calculated destruction for those of...
What’s Going On?

What’s Going On?

Sorry, I missed you last 1st Thursday. I lost my way for the first time in 10 years of doing this. Not to worry I’m back…mostly. However, I’m still trying to make sense of this pre, post or ongoing pandemic as it relates to jamming or playing casual gigs. I have never...
Three Chords and the Truth

Three Chords and the Truth

A few weeks ago my wife and I were visited by a couple who had been good friends of ours since student days. We hadn’t seen them for some years, and it came up in conversation that the husband had presented his wife with a ukulele last Christmas. After a bit of...