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FIRST FRET

CASADY, KAUKONEN ON PBS'
"GREAT PERFORMANCES"
In collaboration with PBS' "Great Performances" series, The Recording Academy is airing
"Grammy Salute To Music Legends," a concert
honoring new recipients of The Academy's
Special Merit Award. It celebrates each recipients' contributions and includes performances
by Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, Ry Cooder, Kris Kristofferson, J.D. Souther, and others.
CHARITIES AID
MUSICIANS AFFECTED BY
LOUISIANA FLOODING
The Preservation Hall Foundation and Music
Maker Relief Foundation have each mobilized to
aid musicians victimized by flooding in Lousiana.
Preservation Hall Foundation, which promotes
awareness of New Orleans music, launched
an emergency relief fund to aid in the replacement of instruments and equipment for those
affected. The organization held a September 8
performance in Baton Rouge to raise funds.
Music Maker Relief teamed with the Baton
Rouge Blues Foundation to create the Baton
Rouge Musicians Fund (BRMF), which keys on
stabilizing artists' health and housing, followed
by replacement of guitars and other equipment.
To learn more about the organizations and
perhaps donate, visit preshallfoundation.org/
selamusiciansrelieffund and musicmaker.org.
MIM FEATURES INLAID GUITARS
The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM),
Phoenix, has scheduled a November 5 opening of "Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar
Masterpieces," a collection of instruments
featuring inlay design by contemporary North
American inlay artists and luthiers. The exhibit
consists of guitars, banjos, and a ukulele with
inlaid artwork using abalone, mother-of-pearl,
gold, copper, wood, and other materials.

J. DOYLE
HOLOPTER
Heartland Diversity

G

iven that his band, PopSkull Rebels,
plays a fiery mix of rock, rockabilly,
country, and boogie, it's fitting that guitarist J.D. Holopter named the band after a
hopped-up bit of inspiration.
"On one of our trips just to hang out and
play with friends in Nashville, we ended up
going to a Civil War museum," he recalled.
"In one of the displays was a little bottle with
the word 'PopSkull' on it. I thought that
was a great name, so I did a little research
and learned it was the name soldiers gave to
whiskey they made out of corn in the field."

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December 2016

The timing was perfect for Holopter,
who'd just taken a year off after spending 13 years in the roots band The
Rumblejetts.
"I'd been thinking about what to do
next, and approached friends in other
bands. I wanted to do a band that mixed
country, punk, and rock-and-roll. First
thing I did was get together with (singer
and rhythm guitarist) K.A. Browning,
and we started hammering out tunes."
Holopter's playing shows a range of influences, but the scope expands even further


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