Author: Steve Bornhoft

An Incomparable Pair of Pickers

No, it’s true: Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, whose coronation as the ”king and queen of banjo” would come courtesy of Paste magazine, met at a square dance. From there, the celebrated pickers began to collaborate, musically and otherwise, married,…

Charmer ’til the End

Not long after I moved to Tallahassee, I injured myself playing softball at Tom Brown Park such that I could not walk without the use of a cane or without excruciating pain for a period of several weeks. Despite visits…

Fall Forward

It was the Fourth of July and the sacred music wouldn’t play. Hundreds of runners, cued up at the start line for the annual Firecracker 5K, conducted at Cascades Park, grew agitated — at 8 a.m., it was hot already…