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Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 03:29 am
I just had the best time visiting with Todd Snider on the phone. I’ve always heard he was a nice guy and he even wrote a song called “Alright Guy” that made number one on the country...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 03:46 am
As I prepare to research Elvis Presley and numbers, what better snack than one of the King’s favorite repasts. According to one of the many Internet sites on everything-about-Elvis, the recipe i...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 03:57 pm
Wow, I feel like one of those people saying, “Wow, it’s New Year’s already? I thought we just celebrated the last one.” Or something akin to that exclamation of realization and...
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 07:59 am
If you want a way to mess up a good weekend for local live music, try putting Christmas Eve on a Saturday night and see what happens. That’s what the calendar gave us for 2011 and the Pub Crawl ...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 07:01 am
When I first saw Nora Jane Struthers she was standing around at a Folk Alliance conference in Memphis, Tenn., in February of 2010, passing out promo EPs of her upcoming CD. At those get-togethers ever...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 03:32 pm
Whenever area guitar players get mentioned, Frank Huston’s name is sure to come up early in the conversation. Huston, now into his fourth decade of playing music on the local scene, is moving to...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 03:31 pm
I got started on one thing and that led to another and, before you know it, so many cool things were going on now and through the next week I just had to write about as many as I could. Let’s ch...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 05:56 am
What with all the thanks givings going on I thought I’d chime in with my two cents worth, which in this economy and adjusting for inflation and all that rot, may not amount to a hill of beans. N...
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 07:39 am
Looks like that time is here again, when the biggest party night of the year rolls around on next Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve. For the last several years I’ve been saying the night before Thanks...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 03:34 pm
We students of the area music scene often talk around town of the wonderful dilemma actually occurring in Springfield. This strange quandary forces live music goers to make a distinct and difficult ch...


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