• Conversations with Chris Dollar

    Conversations with Chris Dollar

    The Bloomington based bluegrass artist coming to Greencastle on February 24th talks to Donovan Wheeler about his craft as a musician and songwriter.

  • Hautian Heroes: Running the Relay

    Hautian Heroes: Running the Relay

    Christian Shuck's moving tribute to a Wabash Valley leader who gave everything she had to her final days.

  • Get Your Butt in Gear

    Get Your Butt in Gear

    National Road Magazine has joined with Taphouse 24, Wasser Brewing Co., The Swizzle Stick Bar, The Boulder Run, The Fluttering Duck, Moore's Bar, and The Putnam Inn to celebrate life with a pub crawl raising money for the treatment of colon cancer.

  • Coming Home: Will Scott's Personal Journey

    Coming Home: Will Scott's Personal Journey

    After more than a decade establishing himself in New York City, Hoosier native Will Scott came home to care for his ailing father. In the process he is gradually establishing himself as one of the most vocally competent and technically sound singer-guitarists in Central Indiana.

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Hautian Heroes: Running the Relay

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The current political climate makes it easy to point fingers, be frustrated. It’s a good excuse to lash out at someone for a reason that may or not be valid. An outlet, if you will, for the angst that we are all feeling no matter your view. That is not ...

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Conversations: Chris Dollar

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by Donovan Wheeler photos by Garrett J. Poortinga, Green Hat Media LLC 2017 At their peak, Bloomington’s New Old Calvary, a traditional bluegrass band with creative, nontraditional elements were touring the Midwest and putting out recorded music hand-over-fist.  In the middle of it was Chris Dollar.  Last year he released ...

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Get Your Butt in Gear

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I don’t know why I lived and why my mother did not.  But if things had gone the other way around, Mom would have thought of some way to take on the disease which has touched our family.  To honor her, I want to do just that, and I can’t ...

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Coming Home: Will Scott’s Personal Journey

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After more than a decade establishing himself in New York City, Hoosier native Will Scott came home to care for his ailing father.  In the process he is gradually establishing himself as one of the most vocally competent and technically sound singer-guitarists in Central Indiana. by Donovan Wheeler photos by ...

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How to Make a Kitten Cape

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Over, I’d say, the last fifteen years, I’ve tried to learn skills that are useful in everyday life. Not just important things. Like math. Okay, maybe these are skills that aren’t useful in EVERYday life, but they can come in handy. So far they’ve all been good experiences. Through the ...

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My Day on a Movie Shoot

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Last year Greencastle native Zachary Spicer caught local attention when he and his film company, Pigasus Pictures, shot The Good Catholic in Bloomington.  Now making its debut at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the film has garnered strong reviews out of the gate.  Here, we are re-posting Donovan Wheeler’s ...

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Bands You Need to Hear: Alex Dezen

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Early last year Alex Dezen, former front man and founder of the Brooklyn based,The Damnwells, released his self-titled solo album. A catchy, lyrically honest and diverse debut that captured Dezen’s artistic ability to sing stories that we all can point to and say, “I remember a time like that.” Written ...

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Lost In Semantics

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In our current climate of heightened tensions, Christian Shuck reminds us that the best thing we can do before engaging in a political argument the best thing we can do measure ourselves earnestly before stepping into the arena. On January 20th, around 3:30 p.m. EST, I made the mistake of ...

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The Average Bad Date

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We weren’t confused with Russian spies, and we didn’t end up spending three days with the mob, but a run-of-the-mill bad date is still a bad date…unless it’s with the greatest woman in the world. I love buying flowers for my fiancée on ordinary days.  Nothing conveys that notion that “I ...

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Ken Owen: The Anchorman’s Journey

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by Donovan Wheeler photos courtesy Ken Owen Call that youthful glint of optimism winking from the eye of the average twenty-something universal if you want to.  Say that the lad sporting stockings, breeches and a tri-corner hat walks with the same confident ambition as the millennial peeking at you from ...

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An Every Year Resolution

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I don’t make New Year resolutions. I used to, but typically forgot about whatever false promise I’d made to myself by St. Patrick’s Day. When friends and family ask me, every year, what I will “resolve” to do in the coming months the answer is usually some kind of smart-ass ...

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Songs You Should Have Heard (And My Peter Gabriel Story)

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National Road’s Mark Wright shares his 1973 happenstance encounter with a young, up-and-coming rock star who would one day dominate a generation of music.  The best part of the story: even people with the craziest lives and the weirdest haircuts can still talk to anybody as if they’re ordinary people. ...

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Into the New Century: Eitel’s and Co.

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National Road Magazine is proud to welcome Eitel’s and Co. as one of our primary supporters and sponsors.  Please enjoy this feature profiling Jenny Sullivan, her store, and her work transitioning a century-old business into a viable consumer option in the modern world.  Additionally, if you’ve enjoyed the content in ...

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Rock Stars in Liverpool

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Greencastle natives Logan Beck and Lucas Eckrich traveled to Liverpool to pay homage to the greatest rock-and-roll band to ever record a tune.  What happened at the end of their day in The Beatles’ home town probably would have ruined a great time for most of us, but as Beck ...

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