Prior to the break for the holidays I sat down with a couple of the principle architects of music events at Folktale Winery & Vineyards to talk about not only their own accomplishments and goals, but to talk over in general how the local music scene fared in 2017 and what there is to look forward to in 2018. Due to the virulent crud going around here, I had to postpone this article until now.
Imagine 25 years of First Night Monterey. Think about how many memories have been made for those who attend and those who volunteer their services to create a wonderland of discovery for all ages. Construct a scenario in your mind what it means to share the experience of transition from one year to the next. Cherish the gratitude you feel to be alive and staring down another year of, who knows what?
Mike Beck is a consummate storyteller. His life depends on it. Whether he’s telling a story in song or using storytelling to help people understand their horses, he’s thinking allegorically in order to speak the truth. It’s not that he’s that different than most other songwriters, but because he’s all about the horses and the songs, you can bet your bottom dollar he’s going to spin a yarn a yard long. Sit back, stretch out your legs, and let the words roll. “Music and the horses are intertwined.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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