It’s Duckmaster Time!

That’s me – Honorary Duckmaster

I simply love Memphis, so it doesn’t take much to get me to visit the birthplace of rock and roll. And although my latest stopover had little to do with music, it had everything to do with the famous Peabody ducks. Quite frankly, when I was invited to be Honorary Duckmaster at this Memphis institution, I just couldn’t resist. Continue reading

Saturday Night at the Bluebird – A Must-Do in Nashville

From our table at the Bluebird Caafe.

Enjoying a late night set at the Bluebird Cafe is one of Nashville’s quintessential music experiences. And I was lucky to do just that on this past Saturday. This was my second visit to the Bluebird, and I’m happy to report that the intimate experience of sitting within two feet of Danny Flowers on my first visit was not a fluke. My second visit was just as memorable, as I enjoyed the works of Craig Carothers, Pete Wasner, Jesse Terry and Tony Haselden – four of Nashville’s pre-eminent song writers. Continue reading

2011 Portland Music Fest Features Upgraded Access

Before yesterday I had never heard of the Pickathon. But then again I don’t live in Portland, Oregon. This 3-day Indie Roots music festival came to my attention when a festival-goer wrote to tell me — are you sitting down folks — about the access upgrades for the 2011 event. So of course, I had to learn more. Continue reading