Folk Music

2:57 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

Si Kahn On Bristol Bay, Bluegrass and the Joys of Retirement

Musician and activist Si Kahn returns to Detours in a phone conversation with Norm Whitman following a busy summer during which Kahn released two albums, Bristol Bay and Aragon Mill: The Bluegrass Sessions on which he's joined by the Looping Brothers.  All of this happened after Kahn's retirement.  Whitman and Kahn discuss the stories and causes behind the albums, environmental and social issues and folk and bluegrass music in the mainstream.

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4:41 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Mumford And Sons Hits Troy With Economic Benefits And Mustaches

A mustache sculpture graces the front of a downtown Troy business. The town is bustling with activity in preparation for the Mumford and Sons tour.
Credit (WYSO/Lewis Wallace)

Miami County is preparing for a major tour stop by UK folk stars Mumford and Sons this weekend. The city of Troy, population 25,000, is anticipating an influx of 40,000 people and at least $12 million in new revenues for the region.

By Wednesday, downtown Troy was already overrun with semi trucks, workers, and, believe it or not, mustaches. Inside Hittle’s Jewelry, owner Jenny Nimer showed off her display of mustachioed jewelry, complete with what she called “bling.”

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