last night at mockingbird

Mockingbird Restaurant and Music Hall in Staunton, VA closed its doors at the end of last weekend for reasons unknown to the public. They've been very hush hush about its closing and didn't announce it until the beginning of the year. They made all of their events free last week so Daniel and I attended … Continue reading last night at mockingbird

here and heaven

A series of clicks on amazon brought me to an incredible, folksy album called The Goat Rodeo Sessions on which string greats Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile play 11 nuanced, melodically complex, introspective songs. Singer Aoife O'Donavan joins them on a couple of songs and Here and Heaven in particular hit … Continue reading here and heaven

Dr. Ralph Stanley: a bluegrass experience

Last night, Daniel and I went to see bluegrass legend, Dr. Ralph Stanley, and his Clinch Mountain Boys in an intimate venue in downtown Staunton, Virginia. I didn't know much about the history of bluegrass until I watched the documentary, High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music, with Daniel the other day. Bluegrass is anĀ amalgamationĀ of … Continue reading Dr. Ralph Stanley: a bluegrass experience