2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Check out my year in review. For 2013 feel free to post a comment and let me know what you’d like me to write about. Happy New Year! Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This … More 2012 in review

3 Practice tips to improve your playing

One of the things I love about this music is that it brings people together. Especially traditional music, the greats are easily accessible and are willing to share tunes, tips, tricks and stories. It’s what makes this music special. Recently, I’ve been struggling with my playing. I feel like I have reached the point where I’m just … More 3 Practice tips to improve your playing

The Power of …Two

Recently, I bought the book The Power of One, not just because someone recommended it to me, but because I like the title. It’s kind of like buying a bottle of wine because I like the label. What can I say, I’m a sucker for packaging. I have been thinking about this title and those words … More The Power of …Two

Burgers and Pancakes

What do burgers and pancakes have in common? Combine the deliciousness of sweet or savory pancakes at The Skinny Pancake with the hearty music of folk singer and fiddler, Lissa Schneckenburger and you have one good night on the town. I was first introduced to Lissa many years ago when she opened up for Darol … More Burgers and Pancakes