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Taylor Guitar Factory Tour – El Cajon, California

December 9, 2015 by  
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I’ve been a fan of Taylor guitars since the mid-80s.  I remembered playing a Taylor for the first time in the mid 1980s at a music store that sold both records and musical instruments in the French Quarter in Tyler, Texas. There is a FedEx/Kinkos location there today.  If you remember the store name please […]

Do You Remember Where You Were When … ?

May 7, 2014 by  
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When you hear the question, “Do you remember where you were when …” it brings back the joy or the pain prompted by the question itself. Well today I am working on a project for Pine Cove.  It is Early May 2014.  Campers will arrive at the new Silverado Camp near Columbus, Texas soon and […]

2013 Juke Joint Festival – Clarksdale, Mississippi

April 15, 2013 by  
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I passed through Clarksdale, Mississippi, this weekend. Clarksdale was celebrating the 10th annual Juke Joint Festival. Clarksdale is the hometown of many legendary blues artists. Much of the current economy appears to be centered on tourism. There is still a worldwide thirst for genuine blues music. I noticed several folks that talked funny there. Clarksdale […]

My Sweet Mother FIRED My Guitar Teacher

July 15, 2012 by  
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The back of the neck on his guitar was bare wood.  His rough leathery hands had removed the finish over a period of years of wear and tear.   His hands were rough from whatever “day-job” he was working.  His name was Louis “Snowball” Nichols.  Like most Mississippi Delta bluesmen he possessed two things, a […]

Reviving My 1973 Epiphone J200 Want-to-Be

January 3, 2012 by  
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I have to admit I have been blessed with more than a few great acoustic guitars.  One of my favorites is my first REAL guitar, and it’s not even a good instrument by most standards.  It is an Epiphone made in Japan.  It is somewhat of a copy of Gibson’s famous J-200.  J-200s are huge […]

Long Lost Silvertone Amp – Found

January 11, 2010 by  
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I think I have found an old amp I owned from 1965 to 1994.  As a young rocker in Greenville, Mississippi, I was surrounded by a lot of music in the Mississippi Delta.  Greenville was in the heart of the 1960s blues culture, and only a short drive from Sun Studio in Memphis, the mecca  […]

Got Milk, AnnaLeigh?

June 28, 2009 by  
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Some sweet things in life are planned.  Some sweet things just happen.  Some sweet things happen, and you don’t even know they happens until later.  Folks that know me know I’m all about being a father and a grand-father.  OK, I’m a much better grand-father.  Current grandbaby count, FIVE.  In June I had the chance […]

Saturday Afternoons with Blues Legend, Sam Chatmon

January 31, 2009 by  
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There are several events that are engrained into the memory of most performers.  There is the time that you step onto a real stage with real spotlights the first time and realize you can’t see beyond the first row.  There is the time you forgot the words of a familiar tune and don’t know where […]

Writing Run Girl Run

November 2, 2008 by  
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What would your tell your first granddaughter? What would your want to hear if you never got to speak to her as a teenager? Shortly ofter Lilly Katherine was born I wrote this song about the five things he wanted her to know as she grows up. “Run” in this tune is a metaphor for […]

Dave Sherman Receives SongVault.FM Airplay

August 17, 2008 by  
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Three RiverSide songs have been submitted to SongVault.FM.  Like many other music based social networks, popularity is based on voting.  There are four popularity groups and many, many genres.  At the time of this writing the three songs all ranked well.  Don’t just sit there, jump in and vote! #29 in Blues SongVault Finals Duct […]

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