Howdy, folks. Thanks for the comments and feedback on the last edition. We saw a big week of music around these parts and this upcoming week looks to be equally impressive. So grab a plate, and let's dig in.
Headlines remind us each day that many in the world are facing serious challenges. While none of us can answer all the challenges, all of us can respond is some way to be a part of the answers and not the problems.
Are you looking for a place to meet with a friend, hold a community meeting or pause for a great cup of coffee? There is just such a place on Emory Street, just before you enter Oxford -- the Common Ground Coffee House.
It's been a heck of a week for me musically, still coming down off that great Bitteroots show at the Iris Bred's Listening Room, and preparing to play a show, myself, with Sweet Harmony at that very same spot.
Plenty of thoughts come to mind when thinking of the Covington Square: a variety of shopping; good places to eat or meet for a drink; ice cream cones, fresh-banked cinnamon rolls or a gift basket of olive oil.
The music scene around Covington has been fun and eclectic this summer, and as the heat really pours on throughout the middle of July, it seems time to settle in and listen to a little Country Music. There are plenty of chances to hear the sounds of Country throughout the area this week.
I am writing the opening words for this column as I wait to go to the Square to join in our community wide July 4th celebration. It is great to be an American. It is also a great day to recommit ourselves to using the freedoms we inherited in ways that will make our community and world a better place for those who will follow us. The real value of the gift of freedom is the fruit that comes from those who use it wisely.
One of history's greatest lessons on the power of words is remembered and celebrated every year on July 4th. The Declaration of Independence contain the words that led to us becoming a nation of free people.
A community is a composite of the efforts of many people who came before us. We are indebted to those who laid the foundations of who we are as a community. Like the old parable of the seeing a turtle on top of a fence post, you know it didn't get there on it's on.
Greetings! So glad y'all enjoyed the last edition and I appreciate the feedback about the album review I did of the Apostles of Bluegrass. Any musicians out there that have new albums, EPs, or singles, let me know about it. Lots of good stuff this week, so let's dig in.