Guitar Inspirations

My guitar heroes tend to be fingerstyle players: Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, Maybelle Carter, Pete Seeger, Paco de Lucia, Guy…

“The Sweetheart of San Fernando”

I was thrilled to present this new tune in honor of Western music legend and inspiration Marilyn Tuttle at the Gene…

New song: “Heart of the Child”

Putting the finishing touches on “Heart of the Child,” a new song about abuse of women and children. While I…

Americana Music Inspiration, Sons of the Pioneers

Formed in 1933, the Sons of the Pioneers trio of Bob Nolan, Tim Spencer and Len Slye soon featured the…

The Rich Influences of Americana Music

Americana music is a varied and rich tapestry with a thousand definitions and a million adventures. To me, Americana means…

Pete Seeger Was a Rebel

Back in the 1940s, Pete Seeger and his wonderful group the Weavers brought many tunes from our wonderful heritage and…

Americana Music has Rich Influences

That great Geoff Mack song from 1962 has been mighty good to me onstage. While I’ve been in 49 of…

Larry Wilder on a Different Stage

Had a great time as musical director/performer in Molière’s “Tartuffe.” This timeless play, first staged 350 years ago, is set…

Voodoo Doughnut Time!

Here I am with Cat Daddy and Tres, the creative and business chiefs of perhaps Portlandia’s most flamboyantly famous enterprise—Voodoo…

Inspiration from Lily Tomlin

Sharing the stage with Lily Tomlin was a signal event. Her radiance, goodness and fierce lion mother care for the…