Tag Archives: Patti Jo Roth-Edwards

Patti Jo’s Country: Fiddlin’ Red and Desiree are Ruff Shodd

Fiddle and country banjo are pure delight. Tapping my foot and smiling, I looked at the name of the group. It was, Ruff Shodd: an old time string band that plays traditional, Celtic, folk, vintage blues, vintage country, and original … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country: Dr. Joe Baldassarre; The Path of Wood and Steel

There is something magical that happens when I hear some music. Some music touches my soul, moving me in powerful ways to remember a past that essentially is my roots – my foundation. When music is performed in a perfectly … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country:  A New Year Shines

It snowed. White covers the ground and decorates the trees of a 24 degree world. The men are growing beards and people are out shoveling the walkways, not just to their own homes, but in front of their neighbor’s houses … Continue reading

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PJ’s Country: Small Town America, Pistol Packin’ Santa

Christmas in small town America, Emmett, Idaho, features all the traditions of Christmas. Holiday gatherings, music, decorations and stories are everywhere. This is a predominantly Christian community. There is a life-size Nativity scene set up on one of the church … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country: Susan M. Botich, Author of Novel and Song

Singer, songwriter, poet and published author Susan M. Botich works as a freelance writer for regional and national magazines and business and news publications.  From the time she was a young child, she always felt drawn to storytelling, with its … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country: Keith Ivan Schrenk, Cowboy Singer

It is 5:15 in the dark morning. Baking of the morning cornbread scents the air and removes the chill. It’s just the dog and I this morning.  I am considering “The American Dream”. I am in that dream and it … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country: Thanksgiving Tradition Evolution

Thanksgiving is here to be celebrated with people I like and love. Traditions, especially this holiday, are so important to me. This is an American holiday accompanied by a story of overcoming and survival, of one society coming to the … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country: Front-Man, Corey James

“I don’t think there’s any better feeling than making someone genuinely feel something with your art.”  Corey James 2017 Mountain Home, Idaho has produced some really fine down-home authentic Country music. One source of that music is Corey James.  I … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country: Emily Tipton, Brook Faulk, Music, a Washboard and Coffee

After meeting Brook Faulk and hearing her beautiful voice and exquisite original song, I was delighted to learn she plays the washboard.  I went on an internet search and found that the washboard is considered one of the only truly … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country: Mia Edsall: Big Red Horse, a Gutsy Call

Every artist has a story: something that is the foundation of their art. When I saw a picture of Mia Edsall flying her Big Red Horse over a fence, I was amazed. How can anyone actually do that? On the … Continue reading

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