Charles Mertens Archive

Baxter Bell – Oakland, California

Baxter Bell – Oakland, California

My Fiddle Story - Baxter Bell I started playing the violin before I knew any better! I was five at the time, and apparently, I had grown fond of the piano, as my grandmother had a baby grand in her living room, quite an extravagance for the wife of a barber in the...

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Bob Davis – Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Bob Davis – Guanacaste, Costa Rica

TELL US ABOUT YOUR MUSICAL JOURNEY!      Wow. Daunting challenge. So to begin, I’ll relieve those of you who may read this, the mental exercise of determining my age. I’m 72...which underscores that it is never too late in your life to pick up your axe, and start...

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