Getting My Guitar Callouses Back

A longtime friend and former pastor recently invited me to provide worship music and campfire music at a retreat for people of “a certain age.” The folks were delightful. Here’s an irony. I mostly play banjo when I play “out,” and you form different callouses when you play banjo. The…

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Getting Back on that Horse

I was highly active in local and regional music for years, as a songwriter, Folk singer, Rock sax player, Worship Leader, CCM songwriter/singer, and more. Included in that was maintaining a reel-to-reel-based home studio I could use to record my own music and the music of my friends. Then parenting…

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What is Folk Music?

Fifty years ago, debating the question “What is Folk Music” could lead to a “knock-down-drag-out” fight. Today not so much. That said, I waited for years before writing an article on the subject. Please let me know what you think. https://creekdontrise.com/fol…/what_is_folk/what_is_folk.htm

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A Note about “Song of the Week” Learning

Here’s another musing about what I don’t miss about teaching guitar one-on-one. (I may pick it up again now that I’m retired, but this still bears mentioning.) For some wannabees, “learning guitar” really means: “learning to play the guitar part for some currently popular song,” not “learning enough about the…

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