Mama Don't 'Low - May, 2023 Update
Momma Don't 'Low is a newsletter to support home-made and roots-based music in general, as well as the readers of,, and
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Mama Don't 'LowTM is a newsletter to support home-made and roots-based music in general, as well as followers of Paul Race's music, and the readers of our music articles on various web pages, including Creek Don't RiseTM, Classic Train SongsTM, RiverboatMusic.comTM, and, as shown in the following line:

Heartland-inspired music, history, and acoustic instrument tips.
Best-loved railroad songs and the stories behind them.
Look to Riverboat Music buyers' guide for descriptions of musical instruments by people who play musical instruments. A page devoted to some of Paul's own music endeavors.

For more information on the newsletter, please see the Mama Don't 'Low home page.

We want to hear from you. We want to share with you. We want to answer your questions. We want to send you any freebies that I've mentioned on any of our web pages. We really want you to join our community of like-minded people.

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Paul dressed up for an event at the Clark State (Ohio) Historical society.Subject Matter Varies - I mention this because some folks have signed up to hear about places I'm going to play or songs I'm working on, but unsubscribed angrily because the first issue they received had mostly links to autoharp articles. Or vice versa.

Other folks have signed up to get information about dulcimers, say, and have unsubscribed angrily because the first issue they got didn't have any dulcimer articles. But the next issue might be entirely different. Just warning you ahead of time.

In other words, I'm inviting you to come along on a journey of music and discovery, with occasional side trips to focus on:

  • My current musical involvements and related happenings,

  • Original, traditional, and traditionally-inspired music,

  • Neglected or misunderstood instruments and,

  • Related directions about traditional musical forms and instruments, especially as reader questions or puzzles pique my own interest.

If this sounds good, I WANT you along. But I only want you along for the journey IF all that sounds good to you. Hope that makes sense.

The most recent newsletter, and the first full newsletter after my "reboot" in which I related articles about vintage saxophones and Christian music to a separate newsletters, is here.

I hope you enjoy it, but if you don't, just let me know. Also, if there's anything specific you'd like more coverage of, just let me know. I'm not saying I'll jump right on it, but if it's something I already have on the back burner I may move it to the front burner.

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