On That Note

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Sarah Ann Noel


Sarah Ann Noel is a freelance writer and editor, as well as a wife to Trevor and a mom to Iris, Edith and Thomas, the Australian Shepherd. She is an MFA candidate at NYU’s Writers Workshop Paris, which means she only has time for eating, sleeping and reading. You can reach Sarah at sarahannnoel.com.


Lena K

If you Google Eileen Koenigsberg, you might stumble upon her life mastery website and peruse the books she has written. Or perhaps you’ll come across Moore Koenigsberg Architecture, where Eileen and her husband, Jon, have been serving up residential and commercial...

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Patrick Dethlefs

Jane Austen once said, “Without music, life would be blank to me,” which poetically and accurately points out how music fleshes out life. It’s a thing that we might not notice unless it’s missing one day, and the next, a song could stop us in our tracks. In a sense,...

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Public Picasso

Fresh on the mountain music scene with a mature indie-rock sound is Public Picasso, a new project for brothers Ethan and Grey Schapiro. Though their band was just officially formed this summer, the Schapiro brothers have been regulars around the open mic circuit and...

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Danielle Faller

When I write about music and interview musicians, it’s important to capture the spirit of hard work, determination and attention to detail; but there is another piece of the puzzle—perhaps the most important piece—that is hard to wrap up into words, hard to pin down...

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Mountain Area Open Mic Nights

Ever on the hunt for the new up-and-comers in mountain area music, I was thrilled to learn that some of my latest connections have made their way through the local open mic circuit. It’s an event you know is happening somewhere nearby, but I only ever seem to stumble...

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Jeb Barber and Jax Jordening

Jeb Barber and Jax Jordening A few weeks ago, in the middle of Evergreen’s Got Talent, the stage was graced by two young kids who played music like two experienced adults. From Jeb’s guitar-picking to Jax’s deep, growling vocals, the brief set was more like a live...

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Evergreen’s Got Talent 2022

What a privilege it was to attend an in-person Evergreen’s Got Talent this year, and to sit in amongst other local music enthusiasts and supporters, cheering on a handful of bold, talented kids. A return to the stage was only one of many things to celebrate—this...

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May be Fern

“The May be Fern story started before any of us knew we could pursue music as a career. Hannah and Kate came together through multiple mutual connections constantly suggesting we do something musical together after hearing us perform individually.” The four musicians...

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Public vs. Private Art

Evergreen resident Dan Matus has a piano room. That’s what you have to call the room selected to house his beautiful, shiny grand piano littered with classical sheet music—Bach, Chopin, Rachmaninoff. In the evening hours, he toils over the long keyboard, playing and...

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Unexpectedly Romantic

I was a huge “How I Met Your Mother” fan, which was my only real exposure to The Proclaimers’ 1987 recording, “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles).” It pops up in a few episodes of the x-season series, and specifically in the episode “Arrivederci, Fiero.” The episode showcases...

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John McKenna

“I feel the Divine presence communicating to me through my songs.”If there is one thing the world needs always, and especially now, it is any reminder that we are all human and that despite differences, there are things that bind us together. This is one of my...

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The Last Christmas Concerts

By this time of the month, you’ve likely packed your calendars with splendid events to celebrate Christmas, been up and down the hill to take in some lights or a show, and popped into your favorite local venues for some singalongs and holiday favorites. But it’s still...

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