Category Archives: Stories from the road

Highlands Inn in Bethlehem, NH — with Mary and … Mary

Not quite a holy place but the Highlands Inn is pretty damn close if you’re a lesbian who likes cozy inns with warm and welcoming innkeepers like Gia and Jenny. I’ve been coming here since the nineties. When I was … Continue reading

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The 40th Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival: Save the Last Dance for Me, part two

I’m not a fan of festival food but I do enjoy granola and yogurt for breakfast. My sweetie brought back enough on Tuesday for the whole week so we could have a leisurely breakfast at our camp each morning. Friday … Continue reading

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The 40th Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival: Save the Last Dance for Me, part one

There were dances, sure, but I never went to one. Back at my first festival, at the tender age of 22, I’m sure I danced non-stop. I’m 57 now. So many changes for me and the festival. It felt like … Continue reading

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Dianne Davidson, Deidre McCalla and Jamie Anderson: definitely not dead.

Because I write a lot about women’s music, I get questions about musicians that usually start with, “What ever happened to ________, uh, she’s not dead, is she?” So, when I asked Dianne Davidson to do a show with me … Continue reading

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Sequins, prayer and bone rattling roller coasters. Visit to Dollywood May 2015

I am the biggest Dolly Parton fan on the planet. I’ve passed the turnoff to go to Dollywood many times while on tour but was never able to go. That all changed recently when I met my mom and her … Continue reading

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Come for the food but stay for the music. Virginia Women’s Music Festival 2015.

I appreciate that many of the other women’s festivals feed you. Really. But the Virginia Women’s Music Festival offers fried chicken at dinner, and real half and half for your coffee in the morning. And homemade dessert with lunch and … Continue reading

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A cat in the sink and a rat in the bedroom – favorite pets on tour

When I’m getting ready to leave on tour, this is what I often find: It’s a suitcase! It’s a cat bed! When I stay with folks on the road, some are apologetic about their pets. Not to worry, I love … Continue reading

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