Monthly Archives: April 2015

Back to Maryland, This Time for a Funeral

In January of last year, I wrote about traveling to Maryland to celebrate my mother’s 100th birthday, HERE. Unhappily, she died peacefully Monday night, not long after passing her 101st year.  She had been declining for the past few months, … Continue reading

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HA’ppenings: Terry Eagan’s 19th Annual Greater Waltham Healing Garden Music Fest

Here’s the flyer for this remarkable annual event, one of several over the years, and the 19th in Waltham, aimed at raising funds for Healing Gardens in hospitals.  It began with Waltham Hospital, where the first Healing Garden was named … Continue reading

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HA’ppenings: Dale Ann Bradley Coming to Town, Saturday the 25th!

From Gerry Katz at the Boston Bluegrass Union: BBU Presents Dale Ann Bradley in concert, Saturday, April 25th, Lexington, MA Greetings from the BBU – We’re pleased to present the Dale Ann Bradley Band along with Laura Orshaw and the … Continue reading

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My Favorite Album of 2014. . . Was Released in 2010!

But I just discovered Richard Brandenburg this past fall.  I was listening to an album I got from a California artist named David Thom at the IBMA World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, a good album, which I enjoyed, but nothing … Continue reading

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HA’ppenings: Wisewater Live on HAH, April 18th

I had never heard of Wisewater until I received an email from Kate Lee about promoting their upcoming area gigs on WHRB.  Kate described Wisewater as a “Nashville, TN-based contemporary folk trio”, at which point I was ready to turn … Continue reading

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Flash! HAH Listeners Drive Stanley Book Sales!

Received this email from David Johnson last week: Lynn, I hope this e-mail finds you and Hillbilly at Harvard well. I am up late working on a writing project. If you happen to be playing some Stanley Brothers on the … Continue reading

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HA’pennings: Another BBU Jam’n Weekend April 10-12 at The Colonial Inn

From the BBU website: Jam’n Coming Your Way! The Boston Bluegrass Union is pleased to present Spring Jam’n Weekend 2015 April 10-12, 2015 at the historic Colonial Inn in Concord,MA. Jam all weekend long or attend instructor-led jams and free … Continue reading

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Under the Weather. . .

Alas, I am sidelined with yet another bout of what I suppose is ‘the common cold’, except it seems remarkably uncommon to me.  I am a terrible patient.  They say, treat a cold and you’ll get better in a week; … Continue reading

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