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December 20, 2017

In 1985, Mike Hamer had a terrible accident that left him quadriplegic, but one by one, Mike turned his challenges into victories. Wheelchair bound, Mike continued to write and play music, perform shows, teach at the university and do community outreach.  A prolific so...

June 20, 2017

Kitchen King Miso Coconut Curry Soup with Forbidden Rice Noodles

That’s a long title. But its really fast to make and oh so satisfying. 

One of my greatest culinary discoveries is a melange of spices known simply as Kitchen King. And that it is, my friends. King of the K...

May 24, 2017

If I didn't know better, at first glance, these things remind me of some kind of tubular deep sea creature that makes it's home around thermal vents at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. In fact, they are made from tofu, more precisely, the skim from soy milk. Bean skin...

December 13, 2016

Oh Yes! The Holiday Season is upon us and my tour has come to a nice soft landing until 2017. Thank you all for the most amazing year. The Beautiful Flying Machine and I have traveled over 40,000 miles and at least that much more in international travel. The warmth and...

November 23, 2016

Mari Black is all kinds of fiddle champion. Teaching, touring and music are her daily bread. A kindred spirit to be sure. Turns out, despite our different approaches, we had a lot in common. 

So last Spring, I decided to attend a folk music conference. Little did I know...

October 18, 2016

Recently while I was in Wisconsin, I had a few days off and decided to find a roadside attraction that I could visit for an hour or so just because…well because I like weird things.  I first heard about The House On The Rock from the Neil Gaiman novel, “American Gods.”...

September 29, 2016

 Freebo is a cool dude. I caught up with him in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina at the South East Regional Folk Alliance. You might know Freebo as the bassplayer for Bonnie Raitt, but he is also a tuba player, guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He...

September 21, 2016

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I have had many lifetimes in one life. You see, there was this one where I considered myself a sensitive singer-songwriter. I wrote introspective lyrics about complex feelings and such. Even though I perform some of the song...

September 13, 2016

If you look carefully at the Lipbone icon, you will see me making a hand gesture.  The “rock and roll sign.” or as some overly simplistic individuals have noted, “the sign of the devil.” 

In the very old Hindu tradition, Mudra Yoga is a series of hand gestures...

September 6, 2016

This week's podcast finds me in the Southwest where I meet Harrison, a 92 year-old former smuggler who did time in a Syrian prison.  We sat and drank tea in the flying machine as Harrison related some remembered tales with a gleam in his eye.  We are joined by our mutu...

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