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Kevin McCarthy Trio & SO MUCH FUN

In the last few months I have had the pleasure and privilege of sitting in with the Kevin McCarthy Jazz Trio -- at the Arroyo in Telluride and at the Sherbino in Ridgway. Both times have been so much fun…

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Holiday Notes

Snow falls as I write this holiday note. Here in the Adobes, the hills are white, mottled with brown sage that has shaken itself free of its icy burden. Our skis stand at the back gate ready for another foray

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Moab Folk Festival

The Moab Folk Festival held its 11th (?) annual the first weekend in November. It's a lovely music festival, and something worth adding to your calendar. This year I went to Sunday's ballfield (outdoor) performance with the Parker Millsap Band…

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In Memorium - Gerree Nash

Gerree Nash: In Memorium - 1924 to 2013

Despite our age difference, Gerree Nash and I were friends. Good friends. She was intelligent, funny and sharp as a tack. “Right up until the end,” says her daughter Judy Mordecai. And…

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UCSJ Summer Concert Series

I am privileged to have been asked to perform in the United Church of the San Juans summer concert series (Ridgway, Colorado). On Sunday, July 28th, I will be "guest music minister" for the morning service and then in the…

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Poetry Reading & Awards Ceremony

6 - 8 p.m.

Arroyo in Telluride

220 E. Colorado

Poetry Reading & Awards Ceremony

Top Four Poets in the Mark Fischer Poetry Contest

Samantha Wright, Kyle Harvey, Tony Saab & Deb Barr

1st Place, 2nd Place, Third Place &

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A Whole New World

Rain. Funny how it can change everything, especially in a mountain environment where summer forest fires have become a regular occurrence. A few nights ago, everyone in town was awakened in the early morning by a tremendous thunderstorm. Double-forked lightning.

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April and Tommy's Return

My good friend and musician extraordinaire Tom Dean is arriving next week for a long overdue visit. It's been a while since Tommy graced the Western Slope with his presence, but I remember a time....Silverton September 1981, the Grand Imperial

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Into Thin Air

Sometimes your friends seem to vanish into thin air, like my friend Boots who passed away a few weeks ago -- unexpected and much too young. We were new friends, but her loss reminds me how important it is to

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Remington's at the Bridges

Saturday night at Remington's went beautifully, so nice to be back behind the piano -- a new stage piano at that -- it places like a dream and has totally changed performance for me. Instead of fighting the instrument, I…

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Snowdown in Durango

Okay, okay, so I'm normally more of a stick-in-the-mud but this year I got my "geek on" (this year's theme) at the annual Snowdown in downtown Durango. I laughed hard at the funny --and very bawdy--follies dress rehearsal on Tuesday…

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December Tidings!

Greetings of the season, friends. Tonight the first really cold air of the season arrived -- zero degrees outside -- and finally it feels like December. I am delighted to announce that I will be giving a full Christmas