Saturday, June 11, 2011


This year I got to attend ZoukFest for the first time.  Zoukfest is a world music festival for Bouzouki players and friends of the bouzouki.  There are song classes, fiddle, flute, bagpipe, and lots of bouzouki classes.  There were French, Americana, Irish, Balkan and other genres I'm probably forgetting.  The teaching staff was fantastic in talent and desire to teach and share.  I had an amazing time learning and meeting people.  I learned enough to give me homework for at least a couple of years!

Friday, June 03, 2011

Sacred Grounds

My parents moved to Ruidoso, NM, an adorable little town in the cool mountains and forests.  Conveniently that's only a few hours south of my main June destination.  So, I got to spend a beautiful week at my parents' home.  While there, I checked out a few locations known to have live music.  Sacred Grounds Coffee has light food, specialty beers, wine, coffee and music!