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Nashville

I had a great time visiting friends and family in Nashville while traveling, saw a wonderful soulful singer-songwriter, Jesse Alexander along with Carrie Rodriguez on the bill (love her electric mandolin; I'm getting one). Very fun, with my cousin Ward…

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Early fan feedback

From a fan about my new CD, "Extended Play": "Extended Play" is wonderful! I've been playing it alot as I drive (which is 100 miles daily) and I just love it! I like the poetic aspect of your work -…

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Dulcie Taylor again

Who am I listening to? Dulcie Taylor, again, "Diamonds and Glass" (2002). Her voice, the songs, the production are just so gorgeous.

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WVBR live

David Sale and I did Live with the Band on WVBR in Ithaca with Dan Cole. How fun. I played and sang and he played the new CD, "extended play," which is still in pre-release, but will soon be available…

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Eliza Gilkyson, Golem, Friends of Dean Martinez

What great songwriting and a performance by Eliza Gilkyson. Her lyrics and melodies are so lush with meaning. Also caught part of a set by the theatrical, Israeli band Golem, from NYC, and even learned a dance. Whoever it was…

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More South by Southwest

Caught the Stax Records party, with Booker T. Cool. Waited, but got in, Wednesday, I think. And saw Jim Lauderdale (again for me, and for my friend, who is his biggest fan) at the Continential. Saw him to talk again…

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South by Southwest panels

At South by Southwest, sat in "A&R Before, During and After the Deal" listening to major label A&R guys, yeah, all guys. It is not an easy business. But I knew that. They get random demos sent to them, no…

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South by Southwest

I'm at the South by Southwest music conference, saw Pete Townshend speak -- and play as a guest of the Austin Music Awards, reacquainted myself with Tejano and Texas swing at the awards event and a bar, ate a taco…

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"extended play"

The new project produced by David Sale, "extended play," went off to the printer/manufacturer Friday. I expect to have it in time for South by Southwest. Think there'll be a little tour south in April, then an Ithaca release in…

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Rani Arbo, Jerry Douglas, Po' Girls

Saw Rani Arbo and band open for Jerry Douglas Saturday at the State Theatre in Ithaca. She was charming; sweet band, all singers, bluegrass, gospel. I love her voice. Jerry Douglas and his band -- oh so tight, such pros…

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More blogs

There might be a few other blogs at my myspace profile, www.myspace.com/LindaStout. I am not regular. I used to get paid to write reviews...Well, I still have an amazing flexible dayjob as a reporter. I realize that songwriting, questioning every…

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Sometymes Why

It was not just doing myspace listening last night. I went out to the Haunt, not far from my little house in Ithaca and heard Sometymes Why, 3 terribly talented women known for their other bands, Crooked Still, the Mammals…