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Island Life

Gale force winds from the north today. The captain of the Ranger III delayed ship travel from Houghton. It was supposed to be “boat day” which means important resupply such as construction materials, food, and of course lots of beer will have to wait until tomorrow. We spent most of the day inside and then took a stroll around Mott Island. We…

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The 80/90 Sandwich

A day’s drive through Gary, Chicago, and Milwaukee needs a good sandwich!! Why not make one yourself? In the car! Here is our improvisation made en route to Madison on the second part of the Great Lakes tour. The 80/90 Sandwich 1 loaf 5 seed bread (whole wheat base w/ pumpkin, poppy, sesame, flax and…

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FennValley: a favorite gig

Ten years ago when Andy worked in the tasting room at FennValley Vineyards, he would practice his guitar when the tasting room traffic was slow.  Through the years he ended up playing for customers on a regular basis and eventually FennValley developed their “performing arts in the vineyard” as a result. This was our fifth…

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Ferry Moods

Every traveling musician has a secret. Touring is taxing work: driving late, getting up early, hauling gear, packing gear, waiting in transit…performing without rest or food…and finally putting on a cordial face for each new person at each new place who offer different expectations to negotiate. These photos from our ferry ride over to Bois…

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