As a child growing up in rural Indiana, my dad would play the guitar for us at times. He did a lot of fingerpicking and strumming folk songs from artists like Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, and Peter, Paul & Mary. Over the years I tried about once a year to pick up the guitar. […]
Month: March 2012
Jason Garriotte’s American Idol Audition in Cleveland OH 8/14/2004
In 2004 I was working as a tennis pro in Cleveland OH. On TV they announced they were having Idol auditions and had raised the age to 28 this year. This meant I was eligible again, and I even had that day off work. So I practiced a couple songs and decided on “Sweet Dreams” […]
One of the best songs in years! Barton Hollow | The Civil Wars
This is one of the best songs I’ve heard in years. So raw and simple, but with complex patternings. It gives me the chills. If you have not heard it, you have to take a listen.