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Why Lukas Nelson Won My Loyalty in Terre Haute

Lukas Nelson could have used his name and bypassed every small-town joint in the world.  Instead, he honed his skills in the places most of us haunt.  For that, he deserves our respect. photos by Joey Martin Terre Haute’s Verve Nightlclub sits along Wabash Avenue.  Two-and-a-half blocks to its north—in Indiana State University’s Hulman Center—Larry …

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Songs You Should Have Heard: Houndmouth’s “Sedona”

A student of mine recently gave me an early Christmas gift—a cd he made. (There is still hope for today’s youth after all). He said, “Mr. Huffman, this is my cousin’s band. I think you will like it since you listen to some weird stuff.” By weird, I’m assuming that is youth speak for different, …

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Conversations: The Hammer and the Hatchet

by Donovan Wheeler photos by Jules Dunlap Photography [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t began with a date.  Not the expensive dinner tucked into some urban first-floor chophouse smothered by a dozen floors of overpriced living space.  No, this date went down like a lot of intimate evenings in the wooded confines of Brown County.  Among friends, picking melodies and …

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Jon Strahl: Sounds Right to Me

by Donovan Wheeler —–photography by Tim McLaughlin The entrance to Darrin’s Coffee Company is tucked under a dark awning hanging from a tiny, beige brick building… …which is further tucked between larger structures to either side. Meandering the winding, cobbled-brick surface which makes up Zionville’s eclectic Main Street, I must have passed the place four …

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