Monthly Archives: July 2012

The mighty capo (cape-oh)

You can change the key on a guitar immediately with this cool gadget. My friends who play other instruments are jealous; there is no capo for a saxophone. Yet another reason why guitar players are superior. Here’s a quick primer … Continue reading

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Emcee 101

A bad emcee can make an otherwise outstanding event look like amateur night at the local Moose Lodge. A good emcee helps to make an event more entertaining. I’ve hosted everything from large music festivals to small dance events.  Wanna … Continue reading

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Clogging, harps and Holly F***ing Near – National Women’s Music Festival 2012

I headed to the airport in the quiet North Carolina morning, anticipation mounting because I was going to one of my favorite music festivals in the whole world, the National Women’s Music Festival. They were the first big festival to … Continue reading

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