The House Band

OLG’s “house band” is The Legendary Trainhoppers, an American band from Fort Wayne. (Full disclosure: Matt Kelley plays guitar and mandolin and writes songs in the band.) The band writes, rehearses and performs in The B-Side at One Lucky Guitar, the small listening venue within our office. Over 2019–2020, the band released three EPs, and during the pandemic wrote and recorded five new songs. All of that material has been compiled on the double-album Hard Times, which features 18 songs over two discs, along with a bonus DVD featuring a [...] Read More

Uncover the Gold: David Wax Museum

In 2017, OLG presented David Wax Museum at the Middle Waves Music Festival. The band had previously played two stripped-down concerts at our own B-Side; the first as a trio, and the second as a duo with band leaders David Wax and Suz Slezak, who are married. David and Suz’s commitment to their art—and to being incredible parents to their young children—inspired us. For the Middle Waves set, the band brought their full seven-piece power—and, as they were debuting new songs from the forthcoming Line of Light album, asked if we might [...] Read More

Always moving.

Literature is filled with stories wrapped around the symbolic power of rivers.  Rivers swell with the dream of a new beginning. They rush with the power of an unstoppable current. And they inspire with the life-affirming energy of progress. In Fort Wayne, it was our three rivers that brought us here.  We arrive at them today with high expectations. An appetite for adventure, or a yearning for solitude. A need to connect with heritage and community, or a restless desire to never see the same view twice.  The chance to [...] Read More

Our Three Favorite Hoppy Gnome Tacos

As you may recall from our Taco Tuesday post, we don't mess around about tacos. And we've got a special place in our hearts for our downtown taco establishment—The Hoppy Gnome. Great service, locally owned, great food... what more can you ask for? As a team, we've consumed more Hoppy Gnome tacos than we can really count. So, we took an internal poll to see which ones rose to the top! We rated our favorites and assigned points—here are the results! Korean Short Rib Taking the gold, Korean Short Rib [...] Read More