The “Beginning of the World”….was once in the hands of my parents

One of my favorite artist has always been Constantin Brancusi. One of the highlights from our family trip to Europe when I was 18 was seeing Brancusi’s recreated studio at Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris.   It was  recreated to appear as it did at Brancusi’s death, although the Musée National d’Art Moderne’s recreation … More The “Beginning of the World”….was once in the hands of my parents

On the road

This past weekend, I was on the road.  The band I’m in, Ricky Gene Wright and Duck Creek Station performed in Tao’s New Mexico at the Black Mesa Tasting Room and Gallery.  We have been gigging around the Dallas area for some time now but this was our first road trip together.  I guess we’ll … More On the road

Voices in the past: Barney Delabano interviewing Otis and Velma Dozier

What a week it’s been……..earlier this week I posted my father’s interview with Vivian Louise Aunspaugh and today its an interview with Otis and Velma Dozier who both passed away in 1987 and 88 respectively.  My mother when she found the wire recording of my father’s interview with Miss Aunspaugh also came across an interview my father … More Voices in the past: Barney Delabano interviewing Otis and Velma Dozier

Voices from the past: Barney Delabano interviewing Vivian Louise Aunspaugh

My father passed away back in 1997 and there are times I long to hear his voice again.  He was a  wonderful story teller, which is not something I appreciated when he was alive.  Early on when it became clear to him that I was going to follow in his shoes in the arts, he … More Voices from the past: Barney Delabano interviewing Vivian Louise Aunspaugh

Skip James, Mississippi Delta Blues and the shaping of my musical taste

Not sure when I got my first record, but I remember who it was by.  After seeing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show sing, “I want to hold your hand”, I got the first Beatles album and I played it over and over again on my parent’s phonograph until the record’s grooves were worn … More Skip James, Mississippi Delta Blues and the shaping of my musical taste

On getting older

Another day older and deeper in debt.  No really, tell me there is more. Today is my birthday.  I was born 58 years ago back in 1957, 13 days after the Soviets launched Sputnik 1 into a low elliptical orbit around the earth. The space race of my youth, seemed to be the perfect metaphor for … More On getting older

On building string instruments and learning new things

Some time ago I picked up building string instruments and have built ten or so instruments so far. People are always amazed by my builds but I certainly see them as being the work of a novice.  In another 20 years I might even become half way decent at it. I have collected string instruments … More On building string instruments and learning new things