Strengthening the Fair Family

In less than a week, I’ll be trading in my OLG swag for my Allen County Fairgrounds Board of Directors t-shirt. I’ll spend my week bringing joy to families by running countless events during the Allen County Fair—like Kids Day, the hot air balloon flight and glow, Art & Music Night and Little Miss coronation. There’s just something about the county fair that makes my heart light up. It was always hard for the board to put into words exactly what it meant to attend the fair. With some help [...] 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