Blues

Vignettes: Rebekah Meldrum & Paul Holdman

copy by Donovan Wheeler featured image by Tasha Ramey Photography The first time I heard Rebekah Meldrum sing she stood atop a flatbed trailer on the downhill end of Greencastle’s Franklin Street.  Belting out the lyrics to “Coattails,” and anchored by Paul Holdman’s masterful fret work on blues guitar, Meldrum’s vocals climbed over Wasser Brewing …

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It’s All in the Details—Backstage at Blues at the Crossroads, 2018

copy and photos by Mark Wright Terre Haute’s Blues at the Crossroads 2018 is in the books, and from my own eyes and ears and the accounts of the numerous folks I talked to, it was a resounding success.  Nearly perfect weather drew crowds in the thousands, a new arrangement of vendors and services made …

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The Dogmatics: Level With the Ground

by Donovan Wheeler featured image by Jeremy Black courtesy of The Dogmatics [dropcap]Y[/dropcap]es, traditional poetry still exists.  Talented writers can still settle down on a park bench, scrawl out a quatrain’s worth of observations in trochaic tetrameter, patch it together with an alternating rhyme scheme, and find a publisher who will run it through a …

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