Artist Spotlight: Doc Watson

Legendary bluegrass master Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson passed away yesterday at the age of 89. Doc resided in the mountains of Western North Carolina.  Blinded as a young infant, he overcame obstacles to master both flatpicking and fingerstyle guitar methods. Find a selection of his music at Amazon.

Amazing Grace (with Chris Thile):

Deep River Blues:

I'll Fly Away (at Merlefest):

Black Mountain Rag:

Playing with Earl Scruggs:


His Eye is on the Sparrow

"His Eye is on the Sparrow" as performed by Eclipse:


Friday Find: Marimekko Outdoor Bean Bag

Marimekko Pieni Unikko II Outdoor Bean Bag, Crate & Barrel, $69.95 (sale)


Artist Spotlight: The Lumineers

The Lumineers perform "Ho Hey":

PBS Masterpiece? Who Knew?

Masterpiece Theater? Who knew? Apparently, I've been missing out on great TV.

I recently caught "Sherlock" on Netflix for the first time. I know. I'm way behind. This show is good:

Also good - "Downton Abbey":


Friday Find: Woodland Park Owl Vase

kate spade new york Woodland Park Owl Vase (short), bloomingdale's, $60
(also check out the Woodland Park Fish Rose Bowl)


Book Releases: May 2012

Releasing this month: