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Breakfast at Michael’s in Taos—eggs over easy with corn tortillas and avocado and salsa; is there anything better? At a table next to ours sat two men just finishing breakfast. One florid-faced and husky, wearing overalls; the other slim, quiet, blue eyes. Weathered faces—they could have been 48 or 53 or 62. As we chatted […]
Our delightful adventure at Sparkeys in Hatch had made us quite late, and we lashed Rogue hard, galloping as fast as we could towards Santa Fe. Near Albuquerque the sun slowly squatted and then poured out of sight over a western horizon; high in the still-light eastern sky a moon began to glow. Miles later […]
Several years ago, when my parents still lived in their beautiful Macondray Lane flat, my father and a man named Paul Robinson, who was visiting from Tucson, struck up a conversation. The marvelous upshot of that chat on a street in San Francisco was an agreement to rent the flat to Paul and his wife […]
Concert #1: Rio Rico The short version: it went splendidly. Tracy packed her house with wonderful friends, all of whom it was a pleasure to meet. We played two sets and had a fabulous time. My song “Rustler’s Moon,” contains the lyric, “he gallops ‘cross the river down near Smithy’s Ford…” which appeared to inspire […]
Tuesday morning we worked in the hotel room on a few harmonies before saddling up Rogue again, under the high vaulted portico of the South Point Hotel Enjoyed our large hotel room and grand view but are happy to leave the aroma of tobacco and the tingdingaling of the casino. Half an hour down the […]
Around 8:00 AM on Monday, nephew Hunter picked us up in Squaw and in a marvelous juggle of cars and luggage, drove us to Reno, where we loaded up our rental, a sleek silver Nissan Rogue. In went instruments, suitcases, bags of shoes and snacks and laptops. Off we set, east and mostly south, through […]
Here’s what we expected: A drive up a dark and curving Highway 20 to I-80 to Squaw Valley, wrestling with the electric fence we’ve had to install to keep the bears from breaking in, and entry into a cold house where my nephew Nico and his wife Ola might or might not be visiting for […]
Stored next to the piano is a growing collection of stuff: sleeping bag, the case of wine promised my sister for the first concert (3 nights away), assorted presents for our hosts, copies of my novel Catching Heaven to put out for sale beside Maggie’s CDs, nuts and raisins and TJ tips teabags, a shoebox […]
A number of you have written to ask where we’ll be playing. Here’s the plan: Itinerary: Hall & McKaig Waterdragon Tour, Summer, 2012 5/30: Rio Rico, Arizona 6/1: Tucson, Arizona 6/3: Santa Fe, New Mexico 6/7: Durango, Colorado 6/9: Carbondale, Colorado 6/10 Grand Junction, Colorado 6/13: Squaw Valley, California 6/17: Nevada City, California