Dan Dutton, Part 2 – “Ballads of the Barefoot Mind”

  A few weeks ago, artist, musician, composer, and all-around creative Kentuckian Dan Dutton was kind enough to speak with me in depth about his early years as student of the ballad tradition. He also related his experiences learning ballads and more from his ‘old-time’ mentors like Jean Ritchie, Chappel Wallin, and … → read more

Dan Dutton, Part 1 – “The Sweet Music of the Chase”

Somerset is in the Knobs of Kentucky, and if you live among those hills you know that the red clay you can find thereabouts is perfect for spurring a child’s imagination.  One of Somerset’s native sons, who grew up making things from that earth, is artist and musician Dan Dutton. … → read more