Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Linda hits the road with poetry in her heart and a ukelele in her hands

Sign in the window at Beyond Baroque
My friend and colleague Linda Coatney just returned from a five-day road trip with The Monk -- Detroit spoken-word poet and activist M.L. Liebler -- and Peter Lewis, one of the founders of the seminal California rock band, Moby Grape. Linda is a poet and plays the ukelele. She keeps insisting that Don Ho's favorite musical instrument is making a comeback -- Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder has an entire CD of uke tunes -- but I have my doubts.

The entourage hit a few of California's literary and music hot spots, including Beyond Baroque Literary Center in Venice Beach and the Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center in Berkeley. Linda chronicled the trip in a post on the Wyoming Arts Council blog. Go to

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