Queue-Ba

No amount of research or advice from fellow travellers, not any of the multitude of documentaries or published texts available in any library can prepare you for Cuba. This is one country, and I have visited several in my existence where prior research to visitation is essential, but still does not prepare you for whatContinue reading “Queue-Ba”

Peanuts in Coke Bottles and The Time Jumpers

To say that Nashville has opened my eyes, ears and taste buds to new heights is an understatement. The level of musicianship is sky-scraperingly good. The food options vary from organic, wholesome, tasty goodness to off the Richter-Scale sugar and cholesterol levels. And sights like the monstrous Opryland atrium spanning nine acres of lush indoorContinue reading “Peanuts in Coke Bottles and The Time Jumpers”

There’s No Salad Here Darlin’, This Is A Honky-Tonk !

If you happen to be a deep fried food fanatic and like all of your meals to contain large components of melted cheese laden with potato chips, a Honky-Tonk is the restaurant most accommodating.  Alternatively if you are a calorie-counter, satisfaction will not come in the form of food but from listening to the bandsContinue reading “There’s No Salad Here Darlin’, This Is A Honky-Tonk !”

Hot Pickin’ and Even Hotter Chicken

I was given a great tip-off for a gig tonight in Nashville. There was to be a house concert staged at The Violin Shop where none other than fiddler extraordinaire Aubrey Haynie would be appearing accompanied by a band of Bluegrass elite starring Sam Bush, Dennis Crouch, Alan O’Bryant and Brian Sutton. This gig wasContinue reading “Hot Pickin’ and Even Hotter Chicken”

Joy McKean, Anne Kirkpatrick and the Heart-Shaped Scones

In one week from today an incredibly famous and talented woman will be visiting me and I am a tad nervous. During my recent trip to the Gympie Muster where she was also attending, I spent a little bit of time with her at the Artist World and was lucky enough to be part ofContinue reading “Joy McKean, Anne Kirkpatrick and the Heart-Shaped Scones”

Shane’s Asian Baked Snapper

There are some musicians who throw themselves into performing on stage with as much gusto and energy as they do cooking. They are as passionate about singing, songwriting and honing their craft much the same as they are at preparing and serving up a favourite recipe. One such musician is Shane Flew who I have performedContinue reading “Shane’s Asian Baked Snapper”