by SteveHulse on February 27, 2020 · 2 comments

I saw a good documentary on the life of Miles Davis the other night. It hit me pretty hard, and reminded me of our inter-connectedness, not to mention bringing back a fine batch of memories! How does a black guy from East Saint Louis influence the life of a white boy in Montana? I had […]


If You Love What You Do…

by SteveHulse on February 25, 2020 · 7 comments

You’ll never work a day in your life. We’ve all heard that one, and there’s a lot of truth in it. However, it’s one of those feel-good generalizations that sound great but aren’t entirely true, at least not for anyone I know. Don’t tell me you’ve spent even as little as a year in music […]


Remembering Lyle Mays

by SteveHulse on February 19, 2020 · 2 comments

Lyle Mays died last week. At 66. Just in case you thought life was fair… I am now convinced that only the good die young. Which means I’m safe for the foreseeable future. Pat Metheny and a host of other people who loved him and worked with him over the years have already written beautiful […]


The Peruvian Blues

by SteveHulse on February 17, 2020 · 2 comments

Yes, I’ve got them. Sounds a little strange, I know. Have you ever been there? If you have, maybe you understand. Because it’s not just your run of the mill blues… It goes a little deeper, it’s a cultural thing. Kind of hard to explain, actually. Peru often weaves a sort of a spell into […]


Experience… The Best Teacher?

by SteveHulse on February 7, 2020 · 2 comments

It’s funny, the things experience teaches us, as opposed to all the info we get over the years from teachers, books, and our musical peers. Trial and error, acceptance and rejection, praise and criticism, success and failure… these are some of the elements that come from experience, that pick up where “book learnin’” leaves off. […]


A Short Winter’s Cruise

by SteveHulse on January 24, 2020 · 0 comments

Today, the news of the day and the quiet time following New Year’s Day have driven me back out on the sound on my trusty craft, The Aimless. A quiet, peaceful holiday with good friends is as good as it gets for me. January can be a let-down after the 3-month build-up of the Christmas […]


A Name Game

by SteveHulse on January 12, 2020 · 0 comments

Thought we’d start out the new year with something light and easy. God knows it’ll get crazy soon enough. In our travels up and down this island i’ve noticed the names of the roads, lanes and paths that connect to the main island highway. Many of them are typically nautical, with some almost painting a […]


Of A Winter’s Eve – A Musician’s Tale.

by SteveHulse on December 23, 2019 · 1 comment

Once upon a winter’s eve, an old gentleman was sitting in front of his wood stove, deep into a cold night in Montana. His cabin was warm, the fire crackled. He had pulled up his chair to the stove, as he often did, on the colder nights. His legs stretched out toward the little stove’s […]

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‘Tis The Season

by SteveHulse on December 13, 2019 · 0 comments

Am re-posting a memory I shared several years ago… it still holds my thoughts of the season, and of the times in which we now live. This is an experiment on my part, not sure it will work. Simply click on the address below and my Christmas post should appear. If it does, hope you […]



by SteveHulse on November 26, 2019 · 1 comment

Is it just a word? Is it just an idea? Or is it a perceivable force? Whatever, it’s one of those invisible powers/concepts that one must pretty much believe in, or not. For some of us, it’s almost like a religion… no, a spirituality, that “what goes around, comes around” really works, and that by […]

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