Wainwright recovers old songs

Songwriter joins Leo Kottke in concert by Leanne Goebel Special to the Herald Folk singer and songwriter Loudon Wainwright III will play Saturday at the Community Concert Hall along with guitarist Leo Kottke. Writing songs “is just something I’ve been doing for 40 years,” the self-effacing folk singer Louden Wainwright III said by telephone from…

Artful Reading, Durango Herald, Aug. 15

Rachel Slick shows a representation of the “Reading Tree,” a storyteller’s chair for the new library’s Children’s Room. “Reading Tree” was selected as the winning design for the storyteller’s chair after an open house at the Durango Community Recreation Center on Monday. A majestic Aspen “Reading Tree” and a larger-than-life-sized card catalog have been chosen…

Larkin returns after the mess, Durango Herald, July 8, 2008

Note: I’m not crazy about the title the Herald gave this story. My suggestion was Patti Larkin–Independent Troubadour, but I suppose those words are just too long for the column width! Patty Larkin demonstrates one of the many techniques she will use in the Abbey Theatre on Friday. She plays an electric baritone guitar with…

Blind singer/songwriter an inspiration, Durango Herald, July 1, 2008

Sarah Michelle Getto, a blind singer/songwriter who also has a cleft palette, will perform twice in Bayfield over the Fourth of July weekend. Born blind and with a cleft palette, young singer/songwriter Sarah Michelle Getto hasn’t let anything hold her back. A summa cum laude graduate with a degree in music from Southeastern Oklahoma State…