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Ezra John- “Missing You” & “The River”
Ezra John- "Missing You" & "The River"

Episode 19: ——- Dig what I’m doing? Consider donating $5 or more at the bottom of this post Ezra John came to Charlottesville with his new original group, Ezra John & The 1st Second to play a few shows in VA last week. During their tour, Ezra stopped by 106.1FM The Corner to do one of […]

Keller Williams – “Sheebs / The Drop”
Keller Williams - "Sheebs / The Drop"

Episode 12: ——- Dig what I’m doing? Consider donating $5 or more at the bottom of this post. When I was 17, I bought an effects pedal for my guitar called “The Boomerang,” which allowed me to record my guitar and then instantaneously play it back at the press of a button.  Prior to this, there had been long delay pedals that […]

Gina Sobel & Brett Jones – “Modo”
Gina Sobel & Brett Jones - "Modo"

Episode 9: ——- Dig what I’m doing? Consider donating $5 or more at the bottom of this post. Gina Sobel and Brett Jones are both young, fluent musicians who play with a keen attention to dynamics and listen to each other extremely well, which makes for a great duo.  Seeing and hearing them play together just feels right.  Together […]

The Honey Dewdrops -“I Don’t Feel So Young…”
The Honey Dewdrops -"I Don't Feel So Young..."

Episode 7: ——- Dig what I’m doing? Consider donating $5 or more at the bottom of this post The Honey Dewdrops are an acoustic singer/songwriter duo made up of Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish. I first met them about four years ago during one of our gigs at the Gravity Lounge, a former performance venue […]

Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola
Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola

Episode 6: ——- Dig what I’m doing? Consider donating $5 or more at the bottom of this post Back in  2002, blues artist Corey Harris phoned to tell me that he was playing at Pearl Street Nightclub (Northampton, MA) and asked if I’d like to come. He said he was opening for a 7-string jazz guitarist, named Charlie Hunter.  I […]

Beleza – “Upa Neguinho” & “Lamentos do Morro”
Beleza - "Upa Neguinho" & "Lamentos do Morro"

Episode 4: ——- Dig what I’m doing? Consider donating $5 or more at the bottom of this post I first met Madeline & Berto Sales (of Beleza) when we were all booked for a big show at Charlottesville’s Jefferson Theater in early 2010. It was in a way, a showcase of world music that night […]

Pierre Bensusan – “Intuite”
Pierre Bensusan - "Intuite"

Episode 3: ——- Dig what I’m doing? Consider donating $5 or more at the bottom of this post Pierre Bensusan is a French – Algerian guitarist who is world renowned for his beautiful compositions and captivating performances. I first saw Pierre in concert when I was about 15 years old, at The Prism Coffeehouse in Charlottesville. It was such an […]

Xong Wang – Erhu & Hulusi
Xong Wang - Erhu & Hulusi

Episode 2: ——- Dig what I’m doing? Consider donating $5 or more at the bottom of this post Xong Wang is a co-owner of The Asian Market in Charlottesville, VA. I have known his brother, Xing for over 10 years, as he worked with my mom at a restaurant she owned called The Little Hunan (near UVA, from 1999-2001).  Xing is also […]

Joe Lawlor with Dane Alderson – “Funk in E”
Joe Lawlor with Dane Alderson - "Funk in E"

Episode 1: ——- Dig what I’m doing? Consider donating $5 or more at the bottom of this post My longtime friend, Joe Lawlor took a few minutes to do a “Pun Picks” session after his soundcheck at The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA. I first met him when I was in high-school and saw him play at a party with […]