Current time: 12:43pm (Mountain Time)
Current song: “Paper Wings” by Gillian Welch
Current snack: a bag of unusually fresh and crunchy CornNuts, Spicy Hot V8
Current state: New Mexico
Current mile marker: 308
Current landscape: sagebrush and scrubby shrubs, the occasional tumbleweed
Twelve hours down, six to go.
Mom and I hit the road this morning at 6:30 with strong coffee, kisses from dad and a full vehicle. I declare, if we don’t have it in that Ford, we don’t need it. We have landed safely at the quaint, really lovely little KOA in Elk City, Oklahoma. Oh, [...]
Last Friday afternoon, some friends and I drove over to Memphis for a Sara Groves concert. I think it was the third time I’ve seen her play, not counting the times she has played for Andrew Peterson’s Christmas show at the Ryman, or the couple showcases I caught last month during GMA week. [...]
Welcome to a new series here in the Rabbit Room, where we will periodically peek into the lives of our contributors as well as other artists, musicians and writers in interview form. We believe that not only is it important to hear from those we appreciate so much but we also enjoy knowing about them [...]
Derek played this song (from Mockingbird) almost every night of the 2007 Christmas tour, and by the end I came to love it. I liked it, was moved by it, appreciated the lyric and the guitar part–but it took a good ten listens before the song really kicked me in the gut, and when it [...]
If you are as eager to hear the Ill-Tempered Klavier as I am (which I doubt), pray that Bob Boyd would stop throwing up. Bob is mastering the record (that’s the last step in the process) and he’d be done already if he hadn’t picked up a nasty bug in Mexico over the weekend. I’m [...]
Jonathan Rogers, one of the first people on board with the Rabbit Room last year, has written several books, three of which are a Young Adult series called The Wilderking Trilogy. Jonathan describes these books as a fantasy tale told in an American accent, and the following song is a great example of that.
This week, I saw two concerts in three days: the first was Andrew Peterson and the Captains Courageous and the other was Cyndi Lauper and the B 52s. But first, let me backtrack a bit.
A while back for our 10th anniversary my wife and I decided to spend a weekend in Chicago – the [...]
The carnival has come to our little mid-western town and transformed our main street for Hay Days. I’m usually on the road for this annual event, but this is the first year I got to experience it. We headed down the street with our tickets and rode all the rides. Even 4 year old Gus [...]
Allen said I could post this here in the Rabbit Room. For those of you unfamiliar with the gentle, giant soul of Allen Levi, you can hear his music at www.allenlevi.com–this piece will give you a good idea of what makes him so special.
Perhaps you have never heard of Irena Sendler. She kept names. [...]