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Fragments from Floyd

Power of Music

John McCutcheon last night at the Country Store told about the time in his early 20s when he set out on a three-month “self-study” of the banjo players of Southwest Virginia. Some of those he ended up visiting with were student-friends of mine, jamming in the snack bar at Wytheville Community College.  I was new … Read more

A Solution for *CMS Disease

What th’ WHAT? The answer to writer’s block, I’m afraid. Trolling through the few images from the past month this is the one that was by far the most unusual. I confessed a few blog posts back (which at one time would have meant a few days and lately a few weeks) that I had … Read more

Jax is Jumping: Nov 8!

Maybe I should have said HOPPIN’ Many of you have heard Hoppy Vaughan at Pine Tavern over the past few years. You don’t want to miss this one! [su_button url=”” target=”blank” style=”soft” background=”#a1c8ea” color=”#1f1717″ size=”5″ wide=”yes” center=”yes” radius=”5″ icon=”icon: thumbs-up” icon_color=”#ffffff” text_shadow=”1px 1px 0px #000000″]Order tickets (or get them at the door) and hear Hoppy and … Read more

The Other Rail to Trail: NRV Trail

Sort of a busy week ahead, with many hours of sitting in metal folding chairs. Committee animal this boy is not, and yet I will be because it is required. Hopefully the human end can tolerate the required hours to achieve the organizational means. At the end of the week, on the other hand, I … Read more