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Washington Square Arch in Greenwich Village NYC.

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village is filled with the ghosts of 400 years of American settlement. This 2-mile Trip features some of the extraordinary music history of the Village but includes some additional tidbits for context. And, of course, to conjure a ghost or two.

Springsteen Trip

Starting only about an hour from New York City, this day trip explores Springsteen Country - from Bruce’s hometown, through his Jersey Shore stomping ground, to the communities he has called home since 1996.

So, “roll down the window and let the wind blow back your hair…”


If you are not yet moving to Nashville, you are probably planning a vacation there. At least that’s how it seems. The town is booming. As an Uber driver told me many years ago, the official bird of Nashville is the construction crane.

San Francisco

On my first visit to San Francisco in 1986, I knew right away that it was the place where I wanted to live. If you love music and are considering a visit to the City by the Bay, cue up the San Francisco Tunes playlist below and read this Travel Guide for a local music lover’s perspective.

Mission District mural. San Francisco Travel Guide

Mission District

The Mission is a vibrant San Francisco neighborhood (with the warmest microclimate) where the forces of gentrification are engulfing the vestiges of San Francisco’s historic Hispanic settlement.

North Beach

North Beach draws visitors and locals alike to its bustling outdoor cafes, restaurants, bars, and shops. There are plenty of things to do in the neighborhood, day and night. This Travel Guide highlights live music venues, restaurants, shops, and events along with some fascinating historical spots for music fans to explore in North Beach. North Beach History Once a...

Grateful Dead Trip

Which San Francisco neighborhood do you most associate with the Grateful Dead? Stupid question, right? Well, take this Grateful Dead North Beach Trip, and you just may think twice about answering Haight Ashbury the next time the question is asked.


Located less than an hour and a half from Memphis, Tennessee, Clarksdale is an ideal home base for exploring the Mississippi Delta. But let me warn you, once you go, you will want to return.