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Roots N Blues

Mark Twain would love Jimmy Carter, I suspect. Not long ago, under a canopy of stars in downtown Columbia, Carter left the safety of the stage and snaked through the crowd, dancing and clapping and shouting a gospel riff so infectious that…

Rockin’ With Rodriguez

Not long ago, I was backstage at a show discussing strategies for a successful music career with the stage crew and opening band. The crucial approach, we agreed, is: always have your bag packed, always be ready. Other observations and…

Inside BBQ Judging

I was lucky enough to land a spot competing with a good friend last month in the Roots ‘N Blues ‘N BBQ competition. Many fans of barbecue may think the competition sounds intriguing — until you’ve participated in the competition. If you…