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  1. Alt-Folk Troubadours CINDY EMCH & MIKE FELTEN Announce Tour (Aug 3-12)

    June 17, 2017 by 1888media

    Twang-fueled Oakland indie rocker Cindy Emch and Chicago blues/folk troubadour Mike Felten have announced a 8-state Midwest tour, running August …
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  2. Folk Troubadour MIKE FELTEN To Issue ‘Diamonds & Televisions’ on March 17

    March 7, 2017 by 1888media

    Somewhere tonight, Chicago singer-songwriter Mike Felten is stepping up on another stage. He has been doing this for fifty years. …
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  3. BANJO NICKARU on Tap for 13 Shows at FOLK ALLIANCE (Feb 15-18)

    February 13, 2017 by 1888media

    With 13 showcases scheduled from Feb 15-18, NYC’s Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches are set to storm the Folk Alliance conference …
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  4. HAYLEY REARDON Premieres “GHOST” via The Bluegrass Situation

    October 13, 2016 by 1888media

    Acclaimed singer-songwriter Hayley Reardon has shared “Ghost,” another song from her forthcoming album Good (releasing Oct 28). Exclusively premiering on …
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  5. INDIAN MELODY: Bappi Lahiri & Smita

    October 11, 2016 by 1888media

    An outstanding achievement in World Music, INDIAN MELODY is the new collaboration between legendary Indian music icon Bappi Lahiri and vocalist Smita Guha. Drawing from …
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  6. THE WESTERN SCOOCHES Premiere “I’m Gettin’ Married” Video Via RELIX

    October 2, 2016 by 1888media

    To celebrate the release of their debut album Very Next Thing, Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches partnered with Relix Magazine to …
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  7. HAYLEY REARDON w/ Emmylou Harris At Musicians Corner Nashville (Sept 3)

    September 2, 2016 by 1888media

    Acclaimed singer-songwriter Hayley Reardon has been invited to help close out the Musicians Corner summer season on Saturday September 3. …
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  8. BANJO NICKARU Announce Tour Dates + WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour

    August 15, 2016 by 1888media

    New York City’s Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches, which features singer Betina Hershey, guitarist Nick Russo, vocalist Miles Griffith and percussionist …
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  9. Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches ‘VERY NEXT THING’ (Sept 30)

    June 22, 2016 by 1888media

    Led by guitarist/composer Nick Russo and vocalist/guitarist Betina Hershey, New York City’s Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches are likely the …
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  10. CARLOS CALVO’s 650-Mile Road Show (Camino de Santiago en España)

    June 15, 2016 by 1888media

    “What if someone offered you an experience that was guaranteed to be completely transformative? That upon having this experience, you …
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My childhood was filled with beer cans. I had a pretty mean collection. At first, it was just the basics, the Buds, Millers, Coors and Rolling Rocks but as my Dad saw my enthusiasm, he expanded my aluminum consciousness with exotic brands from around the globe. He traveled a lot for work. I would miss him while he was gone but also couldn't wait to see what cans he would bring home from a far-off land. Colorful labels with strange names came from Germany, Italy, Belgium, Denmark and Spain. Upon his return from Australia, he bequeathed a large blue Fosters fat boy. It was the coolest can I ever saw until he came back from Japan with a steel can emblazoned with a bursting red sun hovering over an ocean (and adorned with kanji I couldn't read).
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This beer can was my first introduction to Japanese culture. I loved everything about it, most of all that it represented a magical, mystical place seemingly on another planet. It would be many years before I truly fell deeply in love with Japan and Japanese culture. 
As I've gotten older, I've grown to appreciate the little thing he did, have a beer in a foreign country, but how immensely amazing it actually was. He was missing me too and although he didn't say it in words, he said it in his actions. I was collecting his memories, both his fondness for travel, and his love for me.
Aside from Chicago, Tokyo is my favorite city in the world. I look forward to one day having an Asahi in the heart of Roppongi.
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