Entries for August 2014

  • September Cover Story Preview pt. 2: Jeff Berkley

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    Continuing on with our preview of next month’s cover story on Jeff Berkley, here are a few quotes that didn’t make it into the final article. Feel free to add your own thoughts in the comments below, and don’t forget to check out next month’s issue! “One of my favorite things about Jeff is how […]

  • Heart and Soul

    It is 4 p.m.Tuesday in 1970 and I am running as fast as I possibly can. Despite the bows on my PF Flyer tennis shoes being knotted at least 27 times, one lace still has a good 10 inches of slack, which causes it to flop like a trodden banner between my feet as I […]

  • September Cover Story Preview pt. 1: Jeff Berkley

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    Over the last few months, I’ve had the pleasure of writing the cover story for next month’s Troubadour on Jeff Berkley. I’ve admired Jeff since I first moved to San Diego and started getting into the music scene here. Since that time, he’s become a dear friend and music colleague, producing 3 out of 3 […]

  • John Lennon Educational Tour Bus to Support Music Education

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    Last week we told you about NAMM’s President’s Innovation Award. We just received more good news that NAMM will be teaming up with the John Lennon Education Tour Bus to support music education. Read more below: Carlsbad, Calif. – Students in seven of the NAMM Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education will hop on the […]

  • Submissions Open for NAMM’s President’s Innovation Award

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    Music Business and Education Students Invited to Apply for NAMM’s President’s Innovation Award Awardrecipients receive support to attend the NAMM Show and Generation NextCARLSBAD, Calif., (July 31, 2014) – The NAMM Foundation encourages students preparing for careers in the music products industry to apply for the NAMM President’s Innovation Award. Awardees receive financial support to attend […]

  • Music Discoveries From the Road

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    Hi all! I just got back from a week-long tour on the East Coast with The Lovebirds and wanted to share some new music finds with you. Meeting and playing with new musicians is one of the best things about touring in a new region. Here are a few acts to check out: Christine Havrilla […]

  • Searchin’ for the Blues

    I was spending my second summer in Mississippi with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), teaching in a Freedom School in Jackson. That was the summer of 1964. Being so close to where a lot of blues had been made my friend Art and I decided to hang around the area after our stint with […]

  • How Low Can You Go?…

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    Hello Troubadourians! I like to experiment with my guitars. Usually that just means trying different things in my playing or more often, performing micro adjustments that only make a difference to me. Sometimes, my experiments are more overt, like a new effects device, amplifier, or pickup. But, every once in a while I just have […]

  • DAN SANKEY: Second Wind

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    San Diego bluegrass fans should be familiar with Dan Sankey, a fixture on the local scene, playing fiddle and mandolin in a number of bands including Gone Tomorrow, Mohavisoul, and the Taildraggers. One of those steel-string wonders who has also mastered banjo and guitar, he can play any tune and fill any spot playing wooden […]