Thumbpicking Jam at Mountain View

It was the third weekend in May, and so I was back at the Ozark Folk Center for Thumbpicking Weekend. Jam sessions with the weekend’s featured artists are all part of the fun.


I can’t tell you how much fun it was to pick and sing Shanty in Old Shanty Town and I Am a Pilgrim with these fine folks.

At Saturday’s jam, I met a 12-year-old picker who I think will make a name for himself some day.

The Contest

“It’s Merle Travis weekend,” I overheard from the breakfast table next to mine. “They have a contest out at the Folk Center today.” And there I was. The night before, while listening to Comer “Moon” Mullins play from the stage … Continue reading

Otterbein Community Concert Series, April 30

The Otterbein Community Concert Series is a folk- and family-friendly concert series hosted by Otterbein United Methodist Church, near Greenfield, Ind. The series is in its second year, and a big tip o’ the hat goes to Rick Garrett, who … Continue reading