Old Time, Celtic, Maritime Music, Gardening and Small Scale Farming

I didn't know I was a musician gardener.
All my life I've loved getting my hands dirty gardening, keeping small livestock, and playing traditional music, but I always thought that was just a peculiar combination that occurs in a completely random fashion. But one day my wife Sara and I were talking with a neighbor who ran a one acre educational garden down the street from us. He mentioned that as soon as the growing season was over he was going to hit the road with a bluegrass band he played with. He smiled and said that he felt really blessed to live the life he had- getting to play in the dirt and play on the stage. I had no idea he played in a bluegrass band so we talked shop about music, gardening, and travelling for a bit. After we said goodbye and started walking away Sara turned to me and said "oh I know what you guys are, you're Musician Gardeners."
Suddenly it clicked, all my life I've known and met people who combine their lives like that. friends, neighbors and other folks who combine their love of the land with a love of music, often the very music that grew and still grows out of that land.
This blog hopes to explore that relationship and to let other Musician Gardeners out there know that we're actually a demographic!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Eric Nassau and Greg Hodapp live at Hogan's place, Clarkston WA!

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Eric Nassau, troubador extraordinaire is coming to clarkston, washington!  Eric writes songs that evoke hard  travelling, city lights, bicycles, country roads, dirt, grit, and sweet sunshine.
One of the best songwriters I've ever had the pleasure to perform with.  Rock and roll, blues, and folk influenced original music at it's Nassau-est.
Come rock out at Hogan's the best juke joint in the L.C. valley!