Central New York is in the middle of a cold snap. Mother Nature has also blessed/cursed us with 2 feet of snow. A night housebound, curled up with a good book, was an attractive option. Add the temptation of the Packers-Vikings rematch and venturing out 40 miles from home was less likely as the time to leave approached. I am very glad I braved the cold, dark drive through back country roads to catch Mr. Tombstone "Live".
His latest release "Greenwood" is an excellent…Continue
Posted on January 6, 2013 at 2:00am
Merelfest's newsletter came in the e-mail today, with a story from long time volunteer Amos Perrine about a conversation he overheard at the Austin Stage one day, during a break in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. It involves a fifty-something male FSM, a twenty-something male TSM and a twenty-something woman TSW.
TSM:(Looking at the No Depression sponsor's banner over the stage) What's that?
FSM: It's a banner for the magazine No Depression that co-sponsors this…Continue
Posted on January 2, 2013 at 10:00am
"Amber Waves" is Bill Mallonee's 50th Album. Surprised me, and I've been a fan since the 1992 Vigilante's of Love release "Killing Floor". Prolific could have been coined specifically for Bill. I've been told he writes more than a hundred songs a year.
His WPA series, (11 EP's in 4 years) were satisfying for his fans but seemed not quite fully realized. Rough around the edges, workmanlike, raw.
"Amber Waves" comes to us…Continue
Posted on December 6, 2012 at 2:30am — 3 Comments
Mr. Bill Knowlton celebrated his 40th year hosting the Bluegrass Ramble Picnic Sunday. Held on the lake at Little York, the picnic is an eagerly anticipated event in Central New York State. This years lineup included Larry Hoyt & the Good Acoustics, The Atkinson Family, Gene Clayton & Friends, Lake Effect, Dyer Switch, Jim and Sue Kelly (who played at the first event in '73) The Gospel Way, Bluegrass Ramble radio show regulars Diamond Sunday, The…Continue
Posted on August 5, 2012 at 11:40pm — 2 Comments
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