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Singers, songwriters, instrumentalists. Whether they are from here or have traveled here, Middle Indiana is always putting great talent our its stages.

A Shared Human Experience

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DePauw Music Professor Eric Edberg shares his love of the cello with anyone who will listen.  And many of us do.  Not just because he’s good, but because his music draws something out of us which we’ve kept locked away. by Donovan Wheeler photos by Jiawei Fang Ten minutes into ...

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A Regular Mountain Man

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After nearly a decade playing bass in the Bloomington scene, Glenn Myers now finds himself touring nationally with the dynamic act Diane Coffee.  Yet despite his great success, Myers remains the same humble, grounded man he has always been. by Donovan Wheeler photos courtesy of Diane Coffee Watch Diane Coffee’s ...

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A Man of Two Worlds

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Raised on the southern edge of the Midwest and the northern border of the South…a hometown boy who is often on the  road…Jeffersonville’s Nick Dittmeier and his band, the Sawdusters, release their first full length album tomorrow.  It’s a product of years of work.  Much like the man himself–a man ...

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Giving His Best: Indigenous’ Mato Nanji

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by Donovan Wheeler photos by Bruce Haley Mato Nanji has one of those disarming laughs—the casual, innocent kind which makes you think you’re talking to the guy you grew up with who now hangs drywall, shoots pool for a dollar a game, takes his kids to the lake for fishing ...

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Chris Trapper: Feeling Less Alone

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by Donovan Wheeler photos by Topher Cox When a man picks up his first guitar, writes his first song, and croons his first notes he presumably does so imagining himself on the big stage, under the biggest set of lights speaking to thousands (if not more) people at a time. ...

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Kevin Crafton: It Begins Now

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by Donovan Wheeler photos by Ray Tarantino and Ashlee Pinney To understand Kevin Crafton, you must first accept the paradoxes which define him. At age 33, Crafton is seasoned and experienced: treading the floorboards of mostly small Nashville stages with almost twenty years’ experience as a guitarist and slightly fewer ...

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Chase Those Blues Away

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by Mark Wright photos courtesy of Blues at the Crossroads According to Wikipedia (yeah, I know it’s not a scholarly source, but this is not a research paper), the crossroads of America is an intersection in Terre Haute, Indiana. “At about the same time [1926, when U. S. highway 40 ...

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