“Is The Guitar Really Lucky?”

Here’s how it went down. Back in 1999, I bought an old 1964 Gibson B-25 acoustic guitar from a tall Tennessean named Bucky Baxter. I fell for Bucky and his playing when I would go see all of these Bob Dylan shows over the second half of the 1990s. Like, dozens of shows. Bucky played the mandolin, the pedal steel, the lap steel and guitar for Bob, and gave his live sound this very particular, slightly country sound. Rock ’n’ roll, with a hint of twang, a deep groove, snap [...] Read More

A Marathon, Not A Sprint

You know the cliché saying, it's a marathon, not a sprint? I was trained not to use clichés. But, of course, clichés are so easy... because they're true.  I still find it hard not to use them. I could have come up with a hundred other titles for this post, surely, and at this point, you still don't know what the purpose of this post is. I've used a cliché title that is so broadly applicable, the next line could be about anything. Alas, this is me we're talking about! It's not about just [...] Read More

The Hoot Owl Moans

Rayland and I basically grew up together. I mean, we have the same dad. His genetically, mine symbolically. I bought the lucky guitar from pop—Bucky Baxter. This would be back in 1999, twenty damn years ago. From 1992–1999, Bucky had played 700+ shows with Bob Dylan, and me and my friends saw three-dozen or so of ‘em. Bucky left the band to open a studio (Three Trees) in a holler in the hills north of Nashville, Whites Creek TN. To help raise a few bucks for the project, he sold [...] Read More

Social Media: A Philosophy

As social media is ever-evolving, shapeshifting from this algorithm to that one, there's one thing that should remain consistent. It's less of a strategy or a tactic, really—it's a philosophy. At least, it's one that serves as the foundation for our social media work here at OLG. It's simple, really—very "golden-rule"-esque. Maybe it's also got a dab of karma. You get out what you put in. Why do we consider this to be the ideal, end-all philosophy when it comes to social media? Well, it applies across the board to any aspect you might [...] Read More