Music from the Ozarks

Chris and Joe Newberry team up for shows focusing on traditional music from the Ozarks. Check calendar for details.

Sunday Jazz at Black Birch Vineyard

Jazz Sketches trio performs jazz standards in the winery.

Soon! Tucson Holiday Opry

December 10, 2022. Chris co-hosts the Tucson Opry with Peter McLaughlin. Guests include Laurie Lewis, Jon Graboff and great regional artists!

June 3-6, 2023 San Juan River Trip

Join us for another great music and rafting trip on Utah’s San Juan River!

Tucson Opry May 30

First Tucson Opry at the Hotel Congress in Tucson, AZ. Hosted by Chris Brashear and Peter McLaughlin, house band the Hot Club of Tucson…

San Juan River Music Trip July 2022

Join us for a four night, three day San Juan River rafting trip. Music, side hikes, petroglyphs, geologic and natural wonders. Ask for Cody…

Robert Fraker: A Remembrance

On a particularly frigid evening a few years ago, Robert and Lillian Fraker came here to my house in Amherst for our usual festive…

Holidays 2016

As we enter the holiday season, I’m happy to announce some exciting things that will help start the new year. Or, maybe, will help ease…

Post election 2016- Ruminations

As we watched the results come in on election night, 2016, the sinking feeling started early and bottomed out in what was, for me,…

Ranch Hands- Chapter 2

The Story of Fiddlin’ Doc and his Red Gate Ranch Hands- Chapter 2 “When The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall, that’s a good number,…