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San Juan River Music Excursion

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,…

Review- The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, At The Ryman

I remember that vinyl record so well. The white cover with the Civil War figure in the middle, the studio photos of Earl Scruggs,…

Music Residency Interview

MNA hosts new musician’s residency, with an album on the way In the woods off Fort Valley Road, a trio of musicians were running…

A Lumberyard Tale/Story of Fiddlin’ Doc

The Story of Fiddlin’ Doc and his Red Gate Ranch Hands In the quiet, old New England town of Amherst, MA, more known for…

Election 2016

As I write my summary of this election season so far, Donald Trump has just said that his chief advisor on foreign policy issues…

The Colton House Recordings

Music Inspired From Southwestern History and The Colorado Plateau In February of 2016, Chris Brashear, Peter McLaughlin and Todd Phillips will be recording at…