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Living in a splendid landscape in the valley of the Blue Mountains, I am retired from teaching at Eastern Oregon University and from a stint at owning an art gallery, The Blue Turtle. In my "spare" time, I am a musician playing bass and singing with Blue Plate Special and have my own band, Porter and the Pale Ales. I am been certified as a ukulele instructor through the James Hill Ukulele Initiative at Level I. Our community group, CUCU, the Coalition of Union County Ukuleles, hosts a Strum Circle every third Monday.I play a little bit of mandolin, dulcimer, and ukulele with The Tailgate Trio.I also play with The Three Rivers Dulcimer Society in the Tri-Cities area in Washington State.
This page is intended to be a spot to gather all the busy-ness of my work and play and I hope some of the links help you. As a librarian, it is a compulsion to gather information...a feature, not a bug!
Download our CD...Music at the Market, with Porter and the Pale Ales, The Summit Ridge Band, Matt Cooper X-Tet, and the Ten Depot Street Syncopators...brand new! Hot off the turntable!
The Velotones on YouTube!
Check out the Velotones here on YouTube! They are performing "Route 66" for the Elgin, OR stop during Cycle Oregon 2010!
I am a beginning mandolin player and dulcimer player . . .