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Rick Teverbaugh Hello. My name is Rick Teverbaugh. I am well into middle age and have been writing professionally for over 30 years. I write sports for a living and write about music for enjoyment. The past several years I have written features and reviews for Country Standard Time.

Some of my most memorable face-to-face music-related interviews have been with Dick Clark and Kris Kristofferson. My love affair with music not exactly mainstream country began with the album "Pickin Up the Pieces" by Poco and the first two albums by Gram Parsons.

I avidly investigated the birth of the Americana genre and was a staunch follower of No Depression magazine. The more people who are personally exposed to this music, the more it will be appreciated for its creativity, honesty and purity. That's the end goal I have in creating this blog.

Song that best sums up my life and personality, "It Ain't Easy Being Me," by Chris Knight.

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– Rick

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Signing off

Rick Teverbaugh  |  September 1, 2009

Just wanted to let you know that I'm movin' on. Thanks for coming along for the ride these past few ...

Hosking has wonderful Sunrise

Rick Teverbaugh  |  August 30, 2009

Rita Hosking has one of those voices that just seems to get directly at both the heart of the song and of the listener. Her vocals don't so much command attention as they just invite you in with such warmth and sincerity as to make assent seem like the most natural thing to do. Her new album is titled Come Sunrise and from that song through the last the album will take you on a most ...

Wailin' never sounded so good live

Rick Teverbaugh  |  August 10, 2009

Blending is the key element for the Canadian folk/roots band The Wailin' Jennys. If you aren't already familiar with the group, up front they are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse. Part of the blending is the obviously gorgeous harmonies. Yet just as important is the blending of the different musical backgrounds and interests that serve as a cornerstone to the music just as much ...

The Pines new album another strong entry

Rick Teverbaugh  |  August 5, 2009

I have always admired Red House Records. From artists I've spoken with who spent time on the label it seems a place that encourages creativity above sales and quality above quantity. That belief will be documented in this article and the next. Today the focus is on The Pines and the upcoming release Tremolo. I could waste a lot of your time here trying to describe exactly what this music ...

Muldaur preparing jug band music

Rick Teverbaugh  |  July 31, 2009

I first became familiar with jug band music through my affection for the Lovin' Spoonful. I backward traced John Sebastian and came upon the Even Dozen Jug Band and also found Maria Muldaur and David Grisman. Now Muldaur has announced an album, Her Garden of Joy, for Oct. 6 on Stony Plain Records. The disc will be composed of jug band music. The album will reunite Muldaur with Sebastian ...

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