9/15/16 Vanderbilt and Mando-Camp

The Mando camp is underway. I have had the great fortune of reacquainting myself with many friends I met last year, some of whom have returned from every point on the compass from around the globe. The number of Aussies attending is remarkable, thus this remark. France, Denmark, and Sweden are represented, too. I will…

6/12/15 Ode to Jim Ed Brown

Some of the most delightful singing I have ever heard on this planet came from the harmonious voices of Jim Ed Brown and his sisters, Maxine and Bonnie, who were simply known as “The Browns.” The Browns were rightfully inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame just a few weeks ago; they deserved their…