Digging For My Musical Roots

 As I write this blog I’m in St. Louis enjoying a welcome vacation with family and friends. No matter how often I come back to the city of my birth I’m reminded how this city, and my family, have planted my musical roots, and why coming back to a place of strong...

Hitting The Wrong Note and Why It Matters

Out of all the concerts I’ve attended in my life one of the most memorable was seeing Billy Joel perform at my alma mater, the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1978 (perhaps it was 1979?) in support of The Stranger LP, a hugely successful record, part of the rock...

Happy Birthday, Dinah!

Today we celebrate Dinah’s birthday since she was a leap year child, born February 29, 1916. Remember her show ‘Dinah’s Place?’ Here’s a cute clip from 1971 the show featuring Ginger Rogers. Just click on the link to enjoy. – Bill...