Living in Ashland, Oregon, is a mixed blessing. We have great weather, if you can handle a slightly cold and rainy winter; and in terms of a music scene, there are still a lot of cover bands that make it a bit hard for original music to flourish. Sometimes it feels like I am writing roots-pop in a vacuum, which is why it is a nice feeling to get a little recognition from the local press.
Full disclosure - I send a few blog posts of mine to their web site very month, which is how I got the ear of the editor, Phil. That is also, perhaps, a good reason why they should have been able to correctly reference me by name (Kristel is not quite right, is it?). In any case, it is a well-written piece about the relationship between physical locations in the world, and the music that is made there, and I was happy to get a plug for my show next week. Here in the Rogue valley, we don't sweat the details too much; and there is something endearing about the typo, and the fact that the gist of the story is about Eau Claire. In terms of local news, I have the trifecta now: there was a story that ran last summer about me in the Mail Tribune (linked here), which also got published in the Daily Tidings, and now with a feature in Rogue Valley Messenger, that covers all of our local outlets.