Woodyfest 2019: Larry Long

American Troubadour In 1977, twenty-​​six-​​year-​​old vagabond singer Larry Long wrote Pope County Blues in sup­port of farm­ers fight­ing a high volt­age power line in Minnesota. A year later he orga­nized Tennessee farm­ers to form what we would now call a farm­ers mar­ket. Following that, Long accom­pa­nied the first “Tractorcade,” a pro­ces­sion of fam­ily farm­ers trav­el­ing to Washington, D.C., to… Read More …

Gallery: The Secret Post (Zombie Run 5K After-​Life Party)

years ago I pub­lished a story about the 5K zom­bie race in Guthrie, Oklahoma. At the time I shared only a por­tion of the pho­tos I shot dur­ing the race, rel­e­gat­ing the remain­der to Flickr. Since then Flickr have changed their terms of ser­vice. I’m cur­rently mov­ing many of my pho­tos from the plat­form to this blog. The zom­bie run… Read More …

My Brightest Diamond at Guestroom Records (OKIE-​X Outtakes & Gallery)

My first encounter with the music of My Brightest Diamond was a track on a RED + HOT com­pi­la­tion. During the sum­mer break, my neighbor’s teenage daugh­ter and her friend used to hang out in my liv­ing room and spin CDs on my hi-​fi. One day she brought over Dark Was the Night, the fif­teenth entry in the RED + HOT series.

Color Gallery: Beats Antique at the Diamond Ballroom

I’m mov­ing the bulk of my Flickr pho­tos to their new per­ma­nent home. Back in 2012 I posted some pic­tures of elec­tronic world fusion group Beats Antique at the Diamond Ballroom. Here are the remain­ing color pho­tos from the show. I’ve posted the remain­ing black and white images as well.

Woodyfest 2018: Randy Crouch, Johnny Irion, & John Fullbright

This writer had only one offi­cial assign­ment (cov­er­ing gritty soul-​singer Opal Agafia) at the big out­door stage on fes­ti­val Saturday. Red Dirt leg­end Randy Crouch pre­ceded her. Unfortunately, his set coin­cided with my only chance to eat din­ner before I had to be back

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