Some Notes on Cycles in the New Year (Part 1)

With the start of 2022, I find myself returning to the idea of cycles. Part of this reflection includes considering what attracts us to music and how sound creates meaning in our lives, as both listeners and musicians. 

We might…

Live from Memphis with R.L. Boyce and Shaun Marsh

It was an inspiring weekend in Memphis. On Friday, I played live on the air both at Radio Memphis and also at WYXR. On Saturday, I played two sets at the Green Room at Crosstown Arts (one solo and one…

Bentonia Blues in Smithsonian Magazine

Thanks to Jim Beaugez for the shoutout in his fine new article on Jimmy "Duck" Holmes and the legacy of the Bentonia Blues. Read it here in the Smithsonian Magazine.

"Holmes has lately taken on the role of educator, lecturing