Monthly Archives: April 2015

Quotations Marked 5

“A guitar sounds good even if you drop it on the floor. A beginner can find music in the guitar that has escaped the virtuoso. It’s a magical instrument, constrained by a short range and a peculiar tuning, that produces … Continue reading

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No. 5

sixstr stories was born on Sunday, April 18, 2010, on my daughter’s laptop computer. I sat next to her on the couch in her Somerville, Massachusetts apartment and watched as she made her way through Word Press and set the … Continue reading

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John Renbourn, Guitarist & Teacher

On Saturday morning, March 28, 2015, the “Today’s Headlines” email that I receive from The New York Times¬†delivered this very sad news: “John Renbourn, Eclectic Guitarist Who Founded the Pentangle, Dies at 70.” According to the obituary by Jon Pareles, … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: McKinley Morganfield

“Well, my mother told my father, just before I was born ¬† I got a boy child comin’, gonna be a rollin’ stone, ¬† Sure ‘nough he’s a rollin’ stone.” From the song, “Rollin’ Stone” by Muddy Waters. Many years … Continue reading

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