Tony Rice Passes On – One of the great guitarists

Bluegrass Today obit Tony Rice, surely the most influential guitarist and vocalist in the history of bluegrass music, died on Christmas morning. He was 69 years of age, and died swiftly without pain. Tony changed forever the way bluegrass guitar is played, both as a lead and an accompaniment instrument. Audiences saw hints of his genius during his… Read More »

Our Home in Italy – WW2 war story

The 455th Bomb Group (H) flew B-24 Liberators out of a large former private estate called San Giovanni a few miles outside Cerignola a medium sized town in the Foggia Valley of south/eastern Italy. The valley was dotted with similar airdromes created out of wheat fields each extending a mile or more in each direction. The runways were… Read More »

Welcome to Keefner

All things kiosk, retail automation, golf, scotch, bluegrass, guitar, gardening and always winning at cards (well, almost always…) Right now here in 2014 I am in the middle of migrating sites much like the geese who have started to appear in squadrons, and the birds perched in a line on telephone lines like musical notes…Not sure how much… Read More »