There is poverty along the way, out across beautiful Appalachian foothills between Ithaca, NY, and Coudersport, PA, where it can be a surprise to see a painted up, restored house. But it's all so incredibly interesting, too Olga Cafe and Gallery, a new venue, in downtown Coudersport, PA, a former bank, then prospective bookstore, and now a cafe with yummy food, beer and wine. It's filled on 2 levels with Olga's beautiful fiber and glass art. The wood makes for great acoustics. It is just so, so…

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Traveled out to Wellsville, NY, recently, and the Nancy Howe Auditorium is just a lovely, lovely venue, and London played his butt off on dobro. I told the audience I got distracted watching him. He also brought and played a big, beautiful bass, thanks to Doug Robinson. Thanks to promotor Eileen, to the many familiar people who came, to Peter for excellent sound and lighting. Thanks to my musical family and hometown for preparing me for a music career.

Valentine's Show 

London McDaniel and I are thrilled to be playing a pre-Valentine's show in the gorgeous restored theater. It's in the David A. Howe Library in the Nancy Howe Auditorium on Main St. in Wellsville, NY, my hometown from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, and free.

Imprint Magazine 

We were featured in Imprint Magazine, photographed by David Korman when we played in August at MuseFest: I was playing with guitarist London McDaniel and drummer Jeff Trippoli. -- Linda Stout

Singing on Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers' CD, "Humming My Way Back Home" 

I was just reminded of this. I sang on a track on Jeffrey Pepper Rodger's "Humming My Way Back Home," a fun session one day in Syracuse. In "Only the Soul," a Stevie Wonder-ish song, I sang backup, layering parts to create a little soul choir. Listen at This CD by Jeffrey varies genres, something I understand as a songwriter. "Fly," another song on his CD won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest first prize in the country category. He's a varied guy, as an editor, writer, NPR…

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NY Times songwrwiter blog 

Check this out, a blog by some of my favorite songwriters about songwriting:

Production work mentioned 

David Sale got a mention for his production work on Linda's "Extended Play" in The Ithaca Journal music awards.

Interview in London publication 

I'm featured in an interview in a heading called "Hot New Acts" at On-Air Music, a London-based, online publication. See

Blackcap pies 

I picked more than two quarts of blackcaps out behind the house. It was raining, and I got soaked, which I sort of liked. Finding berries is cool. You can’t look too hard. They’ll be there in your peripheral vision; approach them from different angles and they’ll be there. It’s satisfying. I don’t have to philosophize more. I had a line in the song, “Good Luck Child:†“Too much trying’s my disease,†partly meaning too much thinking. I’m making two pies for a 4th of July party, one of…

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London press 

An interview with Linda is coming up soon in a London music publication called Music On-Air: