Together as Duke of Owls, Aaron Maheu, Ben Johnson, Matt Wolfe, John Diamond have just released their debut EP. Here the band performs live in the WYSO studios and talks to Niki Dakota about forming the band and working toward their first recording.
An offshoot of the legendary Rhythms in Shoes, Shoefly combines old time music and dance. They recently released a new album, Six-Fifty. Here they perform live on Excursions and chat with Niki Dakota about the new album, musical influences and plans for the new year.
Poor Will's Almanack for the Transition Week to Deep Winter.
It is New Year's week, and before January begins, I always take an inventory of what is happening around the yard and in my life.
I check the oak leaf hydrangea by the back porch. It often keeps half its leaves, even when the days stay below freezing. I stand and look at the wood pile for a while, trying to estimate how much wood is left.