A Mile of Music, a measure of pride

A Mile of Music, a measure of pride

Mile 4 brought plenty of talent to Appleton this weekend. Some of our favorites included Wild Adriatic, Hubby Jenkins, Elle Winston, LOLO, Kristin Diable, and the Dreamers. But, what really struck us about this year's festival was the sophisticated talent of the homegrown performers. We watched Peridot fill the Lawrence Chapel with its soaring harmonies [...]

A Mile of Music, a measure of joy

Grammy winners and grandmas shared VIP status during Appleton's Mile of Music, a four-day festival that celebrated both music and the Midwest, elevated new talent and encouraged Nashville's stars to feel like one of us. Molly and I saw 29 bands in four days; we sang along with old friends, discovered new favorites and expanded [...]

Our friend Trina gave us hope

The last ornament hiding on a lower branch of our Christmas tree had the biggest story to tell and made the melancholy task of its removal all the more so. Our friend Trina gave us our "hope" ornament and I spotted it stubbornly clinging to the tree well after I thought I had taken down [...]

And the night shall be filled with music

Dr. Tim Winch used to herald the New Year in our neighborhood by taking a midnight lap around the block playing Auld Lang Syne on his trombone. Behind him trailed lucky invitees to the Winch New Year'sEve party, whose happy revelry loudly laid claim to one of the coolest holiday gatherings in town. Sadly, Dr. [...]