Browsing: “Soul Food” by Rick Tvedt

How I Came to Play, Part 3: Mark Fredrick

The following is an excerpt from some of my memoirs that I’ve been collecting. How I Came to Play, Part 3 Mark Fredrick 1955-2010  I was playing a solo gig in late 1981, upon moving back to the


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The Struggle Against Futility: A Tribute to Jeff Hickey

The Struggle Against Futility Last time I wrote about The Falsity of Struggle and how we sometimes contradict ourselves in the messages we create in our music and how that contradiction can spill over into our


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 The Falsity of Struggle I recently read an online post that went something like this: “Here’s a notice that no one will read about my upcoming gig that no one cares about at a bar that


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Welcome back. I’ve always been a believer in the concept of things happening precisely when they are meant to.  We’ve been talking about bringing Rick’s Cafe back as an online publication since shortly after we published


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