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Chas’ Blog: On the Road with Lil’ Donald

In all these years of being in a working traveling band, we often compare what we do to other occupations. We compare ourselves to explorers, pirates, truckers and recently politicians on the campaign trail. There are many similarities between the life of a traveling minstrel to that of a politician, especially when on the campaign…

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Chas’ Blog: Alaska 2015

I think it might be best to begin this narrative with Captain James Cook. Hailing from dreary Yorkshire, England, in 1776 Cook was the first European explorer to reach Alaska, in search of a northwest passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans by water. He was a gifted navigator, his charts and maps were…