Throw back to when I was visiting Cerrillos, New Mexico, a historic silver mining town also known for the native Cerrillos turquoise. I saw this rusty spool of steel cable and couldn't resist the photo opp!
We are in high spirits as we share with you the complete 2018 Programme! (Available online)
Tickets are available at www.dorrigofolkbluegassfestival.com and on Festival Site from Friday 26th October at the Ticket Office.
We hope you’re as fired up about this as we are!
It’s going to be such a magnificent 17th Festival and the Festival Committee hopes you will join us!
“Carnival of Wonders” will be featuring two of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. Plus, they do some pretty spectacular feats of strength and balance! We are so thrilled to have Chris Jones and Blake Carter, aka: “Duo Ronin” perform their amazing act in the show! The last of the tickets for our newly added 4th show are going fast! Get yours now! www.carnivalofwondershmb.com #skykingentertainment#duoronin#carnivalofwonders#heartandsoul#oldtimey#featsofstrength
We all have our secrets, our passions, the things we’ve lost, the people we once were. .
This is what grounded me, what gave me peace, what saved me. I played two hours a day, every day, from the time I was four until I lost my cousin and playing partner, mandolinist/violinist Harris Wulfson, in 2008. Over those years, I played at Passim in Cambridge, studied with Paul Simon’s brother, sat in at the Eagle on West 14th, played for a very old Dave Van Ronk at Matt Umanov’s in the Village. My father nurtured my on-the-spectrum affection for all things guitar, and took me to see Doc and Merle Watson shortly before Merle died; Emmylou Harris in her Roses in the Snow tour; Sharon Isbin; Tony Rice; Norman Blake; Dolores Keane; Planxty; De Dannan. He made sure I played in festivals all over the east coast, schlepping me and my instruments from New Hampshire to North Carolina. Music healed us and fed us. It was hard for my mother, herself a musician; she rarely spoke of my playing. I only now realize why.
In this picture, taken in 2003, I’m playing a pre-war Gibson L-50 on our deck in northern Connecticut, shortly after my father passed. .
Why am I including this in my feed? Because I write about food and family and sustenance and healing, in whatever form they come. Because in a medium that often demands we be something other, authenticity and truth are important. This is me. Before the food, there was the music. .
Thank you to everyone that came out to support the 2nd annual Hammonton Tweed Ride. Extra big thanks to @cascianocoffeebar and @vinylbrewing for hosting us and @hammontonmakers for bringing the model T for a super fun pit stop. Another fun year in the books!