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Playing Guy Clark’s guitars

On a September morning in 2013, I found myself in the home of a hero. I had come to Guy Clark’s house to interview him for a column in 2nd & Church, a quarterly literary magazine published for several years … Continue reading

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Playing Guy Clark’s guitars

I was saddened to learn of the death of Guy Clark in The Tennessean. It was a treat to spend some time with this songwriter’s songwriter and a personal hero in 2013. Here’s the blog about that experience I hope … Continue reading

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The perfect place for lonesome

It was the first time I ever felt sadness while driving toward New Orleans. As I crossed the Pearl River into St. Tammany Parish, the realization that Gail was not with me settled into my mind and my heart. It … Continue reading

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Les Kerr’s personal winter survival kit

Weather predictions in Nashville this week included a high temperature of four degrees Monday, January 6. This news, as usual, sent people scurrying to the grocery store to stock up on milk. What is it about cold weather that creates … Continue reading

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Playing Guy Clark’s guitars

On a September morning in 2011, I found myself in the home of a hero. I had come to Guy Clark’s house to interview him for a column in 2nd & Church, a quarterly literary magazine published for several years … Continue reading

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“Doctor” Dr. John in Nashville

It must have been the right time. I was definitely in the right place. Dr. John entered the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Ford Theater for a one-hour interview and performance in conjunction with the Americana Music Association Conference in … Continue reading

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De Luxe guitar

Well, I finally saw one.  A 1937 Gibson Roy Smeck Stage De Luxe guitar.  In George Gruhn’s Guitar Store on Lower Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee. I first heard of a Roy Smeck Stage De Luxe through the old, worn out … Continue reading

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