Tag: fall creek

Blind Boys of Alabama Album News

The video below is for one of the songs included on the new Blind Boys of Alabama album. I’m honored and privileged to say I was allowed to write the liner notes for the album, which will be released September 30. Today, this one is exactly what I needed:

Why I Like the Roughneck Life

Because we don’t think this is goofy, or post-ironic. It’s simply the ride Donny wanted. Friends and family – and Donny – aboard. And a slow ride to the cemetery. It was cold. Afterward, I went home and started a fire using firewood Donny helped me cut. We have good neighbors around here. Below, Donny…View post

The Rituals of Cold Weather…

…will not kick in for real until the ground is hard as granite, but even now with no snow and relatively warm temperatures*, the days begin with the morning ritual of crumpled newspaper, kindling, and the sizzle of the sulfur-strike.  Woodshed full as it has ever been since our move here, thanks to the help…View post

“Chicken Shack” Video Up

The “Chicken Shack” Video that ran on In Wisconsin recently is now available online (although if your internet connection is anything like mine, it may take forever to load): Watch the full episode. See more In Wisconsin.

Not In Front of the Children

Sent an email to my friend Jay Moore at Moose Country radio this morning (where the tagline is: If you [insert goofy jackpine knuckleheaded behavior here] … yer one of us. The next time I smack my shin on the trailer hitch, I may have to just shut up and take it, because I’m pretty…View post