A few weeks ago, I stumbled onto an online video of an event near Las Vegas. It looked kind of cool, so I decided to check it out. I figured I’d just watch for a minute or two, but I couldn’t look away for the entire seven-and-a-half minutes. Why? Sheer, wondrous beauty. Read More ›
Back in 2005, scientists in Arkansas said they had seen an ivory-billed woodpecker. The news sent an almost electric shock through the scientific world, because this bird, one of the largest woodpeckers, was long thought to be extinct. Read More ›
Rebecca Reynolds and I began writing songs together in August, 2011, and in Spring of 2012 she sent me these image-filled lyrics, inspired partly by an early morning she spent on Lake Barclay duck hunting with her Dad. Read More ›
For the occasion of our final meal at Hutchmoot 2016, Doug McKelvey wrote this liturgy. He gave me permission to reprint it here in hopes that some of you might find use for it as you gather for the feast today. Read More ›
It’s no secret that I’m a Swedophile. Not only have I toured there a lot, not only have I made some great lifelong friends there (looking at you, Samuel and Kaj and the Petersons), not only have I tracked down my relatives (looking at you, Read More ›
At Hutchmoot this year, Russ Ramsey and I spoke about being a hospitable critic. How do we bring a critic’s voice to the public square in a hospitable way? Read More ›
Back in 2007, I got an email from Andrew Peterson asking me if I would like to be one of the contributors to a new blog he was going to start. Read More ›
Last night’s Rabbit Room LIVE event was a huge success. Allow me to give a sincere thank you to everyone who came out and also to everyone who watched on Facebook. I can’t recall the last time I enjoyed a live event so much Read More ›
Back by popular demand, the Rabbit Room Christmas Gift Exchange!
But wait, what is it?
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Kate Rusby, if you’ve never had the good fortune to hear of her, is a fantastic singer and songwriter from Barnsley, England, in Yorkshire. I first encountered her music when Alison Krauss & Union Station played some shows in the U.K. Read More ›