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Bryan’s Bluefish – Grilled with Ginger

A lot of people consider bluefish as too oily to be a good eating fish, but fresh caught and right on the grill this way it is one of my favorites! It puts up a mean fight when you catch one, but bluefish are big and often plentiful near the Long Island inlets and in […]


Yea! painless

For the first time since I was a teenager, I have no back stiffness nor pain, now for nearly a year. I went to a good podiatrist, Therese Tlapek, and got fitted for custom insoles. It seems that my arch is further forward than the arch on nearly all shoes. Also, I’ve been using the […]

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Swannanoa Gathering

Thanks to all the great folks at camp this week! Playing a little harp-uke in the late night jams. Here with Al Petteway and Pat Donohue. Hope to see you all later in the tour too: Sat Jul 23 Balsam, NC 7pm House Concert Sat Jul 30 Black Mountain, NC 7pm Just a few seats […]


Love In A Mist

I’m rewarding myself, kind of a life palate cleanse by weeding my garden this morning. In amongst the tall weeds is this beautiful little “love in a mist” flower. The seeds came from Velzoe’s garden in Santa Cruz, thanks to her gardener Andy. It’s a beautiful reminder of my friend Velzoe Brown. You can check […]

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Just posted- View from Space

I wrote View from Space inspired by the images from the space shuttle Discovery, where my “Heartstrings” CD accompanied astronaut Susan Helms. …She told me it was good music to watch the earth by.  I’m playing it live at the Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night at the Ryman Auditorium in 2009, together with some […]

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Wow, in just 12 days, I wonder how far this will go! I’m playing Mark Knopfler’s “Why Worry” on a Brunner harp guitar that folds into a backpack.

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The best way to change nylon strings

Here’s the best way I’ve found to change nylon strings, along with written instructions and a diagram showing how to tie the strings at the bridge. I use my GHS signature classic strings, which you can get at your local music store or order here.


Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July from the boat! With great respect for all those who contributed to the building of this country. PS. Just posted: photos from the All Star Guitar Night.