April 5, 2018

Laz, Emily, our friend Eric Fithian and I sang at the March for Our Lives rally in Ann Arbor on March 24th. When we began playing at 11AM, it was 34 degrees. I had on six layers, my ski cap and, for the first time in my career as a musician, wore gloves while playing g...

April 5, 2018

On December 14, 2012, at about eleven in the morning, my brother and I were packing up our guitars and other instruments in the multi-purpose room of an elementary school in Trenton, Michigan. A little while earlier we’d played a concert for the entire school, kinderga...

March 21, 2016

I met Phyllis Weikart in the mid 1970s when, on a whim, I decided to take a folk dance class at the UofM. My only previous experience with dance lessons was about six or seven years earlier, when as a senior in high school, I asked a friend of mine if she would teach m...

December 29, 2015

My mother was tone deaf. Profoundly. If she hummed a song without its lyrics, you’d have to ask her to identify the melody. No exaggeration. She married a man—my father—who was a professional singer with an exceptional voice. Then she bore him two children—my brother L...

December 6, 2015

 

First, a follow-up to last month’s report about my guitar. Miss Martin is back home! Dave Collins and Hesh Breakstone of Ann Arbor Guitars promised to have the repairs done by Christmas, but they called me the day after Thanksgiving and said she was ready. Neck re-set...

November 8, 2015

Other than for a few weeks, while it was in the shop for repairs a couple of times, I’ve played the same guitar in every concert for the past forty-one years. It’s a 1934 Martin 0-17 guitar. In 1934 it was the Martin Company’s most popular and least expensive guitar. A...

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Eclectic, genre-bending, genre-blending acoustic trio who both sing and play a variety of musical styles.