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Deadly Gentlemen

Whatever you do, just don’t call them a boy band.  These guys are more raw, creative and talented than any 5-piece male musical group ever conceived. Listening to The Deadly Gentlemen’s “Carry Me To Home” album makes me really want to pretend … Continue reading

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Casey Driessen at Berklee

I don’t know what it is about the telepathy of master musicians, but it transcends just making brilliant sounds together.  Casey and Tony both seem to favor bright red, lace-up sneakers – Tony in Converse, Casey in white-striped kicks.  Does … Continue reading

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Two Words: Crooked Still

Two more words: Freakin’ awesome. Crooked Still just celebrated 10 years as a band.  10 years.  Ten!  I had no idea that they had been playing together for so long.  Rather, I had no concept of just how long their … Continue reading

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Jeremy Kittel

I like Jeremy Kittel.  But honestly, I feel like I know very little about him.  I like how he plays, I like the classes of his I took at Mark O’Connor Fiddle camp in the past, I like the fact … Continue reading

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Mike Block – After The Factory Closes

Let’s talk about Mike Block, shall we? Yesterday I sat in my car for a drive out to Weston, where I currently teach Jazz Strings.  First student of the year!  On the way back, I decided to give Avenue Q … Continue reading

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Strings on Dancing with the Stars?

I don’t usually watch Dancing With The Stars, but it’s a favorite at the cast house and has been gracing our tv weekly. Tonight was Results night, where the couples are whittled down by one pending the outcome of judges’ … Continue reading

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Baton Rouge

A few weeks ago I gave a masterclass at LSU Baton Rouge for the weekend of the Louisiana Viola Society Competition.  The weekend comprised of a blind listening competition, guest artist concert, various master classes, and culminated in a performance … Continue reading

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