Spotlight on Ellen Trnka: Doing Unto Others

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I went to Dictionary.com and looked up the word affable. That definition describes Ellen to a “T”rnka: “Friendly, Good-natured; Easy to talk to.” Because I know her personally, and the idea is to introduce readers who might not yet know, …

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Women Making Music: A Trueborn Storyteller – Laura Blackley

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“I’m floored and in an altered state of consciousness over this,” says Laura Blackley of The Wildflowers band who recently won a regional Blues Challenge in Greensboro. “This is the first time I’ve won any kind of competition before!” Winning …

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Women Making Music – December Shows

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Two other (among so many!) notable shows in December include a benefit concert for cancer survivor, Tami-Lu Barry on Sunday Dec 18th at Tressa’s Downtown Jazz & Blues with a suggested donation of $15.

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Jane Kramer – Three Chords and the Truth

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I met Jane Kramer at a house party in Montford in 2003. She was pickin’ and singin’ on the front porch with a group of musicians. Impressed by her musical point of view, I started going to hear her in …

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Women Making Music: Regina Duke – A Singer of Substance

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A few days before this interview, I was perusing the Internet as usual and because I am blessed with Attention Deficit Disorder, I switched gears during a specified search for something when I glanced at a popup with a link …

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Women Making Music: Playin’ It Forward – Two Life-Sustaining Benefit/Fundraisers

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Concert for Kat Williams & Old Time Country Western Hoedown for Multiple Sclerosis Two engaging, entertaining, and extremely vital fundraiser benefits are coming up this month and I shout out to all of you to highly consider attending them both! …

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Women Making Music: The Raging Soul and Tender Heart of Ashley Heath

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I struggled a bit pinning down an interview with Ashley Heath. Catching the same virus, we spit, sputtered and coughed our way through our fourth attempt to get together so that I could submit this feather. But a prolonged chest …

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Sidney Barnes and Aaron Price Talk Music

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It’s the Y Chromosome Issue! Yeah! Obviously, I’m an advocate for women artists, and everyone who knows me well knows that the opportunity to spotlight local female artists in this feature each month is one I treasure. Everyone who knows …

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Women Making Music: Playing by Ear – Amy White

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Renowned award winning multi-instrumentalist, progressive folk singer-songwriter, Amy White came over to my house a few weeks ago and we spent over two hours getting to know one another. We packed everything into those two hours. We laughed, we contemplated, …

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Women Making Music: Taking Nothing for Granted – Charlotte Sommers

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When I asked Charlotte Sommers to be my guest for this month’s feature, I forgot that she is an award winning wordsmith. This apt and accomplished woman is or has been a Grant Writer, Development and Executive Director, Board Trustee …

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Women Making Music: The Moon And You – Newlyweds Making Music Together The Old Fashioned Way

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Theirs is music you can prance around the house to, lay in someone’s loving arms to, drive down the country road with or take on a road trip and listen to. Their harmonies soar or zoom; natural and instinctive. Melodies …

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Women Making Music: The Ups and Downs of the Blues

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Since Thanksgiving, I’ve had numerous conversations with family, friends, and strangers about how ‘blue’ they feel these days. It could be the state of our world or ‘holiday blues’ but no matter why or when a person feels down and …

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Women Making Music: Millie Palmer – A Creature of the Land

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She’s grateful to both her parents for exposing her to music from day one. Although neither parent pursued careers in music, her mom Geri played piano and guitar and dad Mike played trumpet. She’s especially grateful to her mom for …

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Women Making Music: Sharon Lewis & Sandy Howard

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Making Old Songs Feel New Again For those who have grown weary of what the music industry now refers to as ‘Commercial Country’ music, a dim shadow of Country and Western music’s former greatness, you’ll be pleased to learn that …

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