James Ruchala was in town for a brief stint last week, so we went down to Freddy’s Backroom in Brooklyn for the reunion of his old-time band: Sarah Alden (fiddle), Dave Green (guitar), Nate Landau (bass), and James (banjo.) In this video you can watch them play “Greasy Coat,” “Dink’s Tune,” and “Stay All Night.” Good times.
Welcome to my site — I'm glad you're here. I’m a writer, editor, translator, traveler, web designer, photographer, critic, storytelling consultant, and social entrepreneur. I’ve published two novels and a book of film criticism, launched Germany's first online literary journal, founded the writers' community Fictionaut, and started West Africa's first vegetarian food service. I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Ph.D. in English. I've lived in New York City, New Orleans, Mississippi, Wiesbaden, Germany, and the Dominican Republic, and currently divide my time between Dakar and Berlin.