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The Bluebird Café – 50 Years

the Bluebird Café’s real mission was to form a center and school for acoustic music of all types on the central coast. Folk, Cajun, blues and bluegrass all found a home there, along with early country and a smattering of classical, jazz, eastern, and experimental musics. Continue reading

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CONVERSATION: Rodney Dillard

I was contacted recently by a publicist for Rodney Dillard, who has released a new digital album on Pinecastle titled Old Road New Again.  Rodney’s band for the project includes the current Dillards, plus Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Herb Pederson, … Continue reading

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The Sixties in Folk Music / 13. Todd Grant

I guess it all started when I was about 10 years old. That would have been 1951. Lots of Hank Williams on the radio, Ernest Tubb, Benny Goodman—you remember the days. I lived on the east side of town, down … Continue reading

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The Sixties in Folk Music / 8. Ernie Brooks

Ernie Brooks
My Brush with a Career in Music
A slight but minor one to be sure, but I’ve enjoyed every moment (almost). Like most, my mother played the main role, because in the days just before, during, and after WWII, you … Continue reading

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The Sixties in Folk Music / 6. John Thomas

John Thomas
Music—A Lifelong Love Affair
The first sounds I can remember hearing were music. My dad had been lighting director and stage technician for the Brooklyn Opera Company, and his Victrola never stopped playing classical music and operas on those big … Continue reading

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