July 2021 Author of the Month: JOE OESTREICH

Okay, readers, I have a real treat for you this first ever musician-author, the personable, talented Joe Oestreich. I met Joe at the now-defunct Antioch Writers Workshop and came away very impressed with his ability to make a large audience feel comfortable and eager to share their thoughts and writings. Joe is the author of four books of creative nonfiction: WAITING TO DERAIL (co-written with Thomas O’Keefe, 2018), PARTISANS (2017), LINES OF SCRIMMAGE (co-written with Scott Pleasant, 2015) and HITLESS WONDER (2012). His work [...]

By |2021-06-30T13:23:58+00:00June 30th, 2021|Author of the Month|0 Comments

Why I Decided To Like Chamber Music

I'm not a musician. Wish I were, but the truth is that particular talent eludes me. However, I do love music, all kinds of music: classical and country, rock and jazz, folk and church and norteño. While I may not be able to play the notes, I can appreciate the complexity of a composition, the talent required to create and arrange. I attend philharmonic  concerts, when time and finances permit. This past year I've gone to hear Emmy Lou Harris and Rodney Crowell and Madelyn Peyroux and Boz [...]

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