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Brad Showalter

January 23, 2012

Hi, I was wandering around the net attempting to find info comparing the Martin M-36 and the Taylor 816ce or 814ce. I read on one of your posts that you play the M-36 and the 814-ce. If you would have the time I would very much appreciate a comparison,sound and structural. I am contemplating the purchase of a higher end acoustic and any and all info would be extremely helpful.
Thanks you and Gos Bless
PS I have read that many think Martins are hit and miss now and that Taylor is a more consistent build.

Georgie (GW) Bones

November 25, 2011

I was here. Liked what I saw. Hung around a while, then went to breakfast. Had eggs & bacon.

Dan Randolph

July 28, 2011

If your friend ever wants to part with her Grammer, please let me know.

Sharon Cruz

June 25, 2011

Hi, Sandy. It Sharon AKD Lillygirl from AGF. I got intrigued by the fact you don't like ballpoint pens, which led me to your link and voila. Great website. Wish I could come and see some of your shows in Chicago. One day... maybe?

Ben Doran

March 23, 2011

Thanks for sharing your music and laughter at the Wild Hog. Also, details, details; Carrie Elkin also mentioned Jack Hardy during her show/concert the week before-- I will try and find out more about him. Also, if there is another round of voting for the MAMAs, please keep me posted. Thanks.

Jeni Hankins

March 21, 2011

Hey Sandy!
Great comment regarding SXSW on the New York Times website today! It was nuts how they spoke about the hotel room showcase as though it was a new and brilliant idea! They need to cover Folk Alliance . . .

Rodney Sayles

June 30, 2010

Really enjoyed and now have added you to my bookmarks page.Would enjoy seeing you live and will persue that sometime soon. Have been a fan of americana for such a long time and "John Prine and me go way back to his country western run of music. I guess I wish you all the best. Your new fan and pal on facebook

jeff sulik

May 23, 2010

long time ago, in Chicago, used to hear you play an open mike on the north side, cool little bar, i was usually the last to play. i first heard "thanksgiving eve" by you, and "Northwest Passage" and I still remember your take off of "the Dutchman": "Long ago, I used to be a real good shot, and dear lefty remembers that for me" thanks to you tube i see that you are still there in Chicago and writing
jeff sulik


March 20, 2010

Hi Sandy,

What a nice website! I had to check it out after reading your interesting postings over at Acoustic Guitar Forum. If I'm ever in the Chicago area, I'll be sure to catch one of your performances.

All The Best!

SpruceTop - Ken from Rochester, New York

Trace Browne

September 21, 2009

Sandy- Thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful comment about Dione Lucas on our site, She had such a profound influence on the path of life she encouraged for me. I was such a young person and it was during the 'Woodstock Age'. Whatever natural ability that she had recognized in me-I am now so glad that I heeded her advice and went to Paris.
I have always been concerned (in her memory) that her legend is not recognized enough for who she was and what she did.
Thank you for sharing your memories with me. Trace.


September 16, 2009

I'm not familiar with your music ,however ,I read a post by you on a Brooklyn College message board

Randy G. Blues

August 21, 2009

I saw a post of yours in a C.G. forum. While known mostly for my espresso and my coffee website "Espresso! My"
I am also a musician:
Been playing blues harmonica seriously for a few years now and just started writing some songs.

Small world, no?


July 9, 2009

good material thanks

Alan Burns

July 5, 2009

Hello. My name is Alan Burns and I live in Prince Edward Island,Canada. About a month ago I acquired a 1980 Martin M36 guitar in good condition and am quite pleased with it so far. Noticed in a guitar forum that you had one also and was wondering what brand and gauge of strings you used on yours. Doesn't seem to be very much info on this model up here in my area so any tips you could pass on to me about this model would be appreciated,but only if you have the time. Regards-Alan.

John Ellard

June 13, 2009

CORRECTION: doesn't work
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John Ellard

June 13, 2009

Hi, Sandy! I just wanted to say, Hi!, and let you know how I found you. I found you in a 2004 forum message, after doing a search on tablature for David Crosby's song, Guinevere. The tabs I found looked and sounded incorrect to me. Oh well, I hope you had better luck than I did.

I've only read your Bio, so I can't comment on the rest of your site yet, but your other comments say great things about this site... so, I'm anxious to see what awaits me.

You've had quite a long music career, and it looks like you're a very talented lady. Are you on MySpace or YouTube?

I don't have any of my originals online at the moment, but I do have an interesting playlist and such on MySpace.

You can check it out at:

Take care and G*d Bless!

Hot regards from Houston, Texas (it's 81 at 4 AM).

John Ellard

Harvey Shifrin

April 22, 2009

Where is Celebrity Death Match now that we need it? In battle beween Bill O'Reilly and Keith Olbermann who would win? Jon Stewart!

Hope you don't have too many right wing fair and balanced Foxnews watching Dittohead friends.

Chris Chalmers

April 16, 2009

Great site Sandy - now get to bed and get well!!!


March 12, 2009

;)) - - - Hi! Very good site! ;)) ;-0


February 20, 2009

Hello author,
Your website is completely awesome. You deserve kudos for it and more:)

Indian Humour

February 20, 2009

Absolutely loved reading this wesbite :-)

Linda Mitchell

February 3, 2009

I keep up with your career--your a fabulous maniac!


January 23, 2009

I hope you'll have a wonderful birthday. It's your 25th, yes ?
You appear to be less than 18 ;-)
Both psychically and phyisically

Warm regards from madrid


katy Carr

January 19, 2009

hi sandy
i am attending the folk alliance and wanted to say hi and i hope we can meet for tea - i am especially interested in your links with chicago as i am going there after the23rd feb for a week - i am from the uk!
x x kc love your music!


December 30, 2008

Have a nice day for all!

Stephen Lee Rich

November 18, 2008

Great looking site, Sandy.

Nico Vite

November 7, 2008

Hi, I own a Pasquini Livia 90 espresso machine. I read your very detailed review of the machine (thanks!). I've never had any problems with mine. I wondered how you machine has fared up to now? Awesome site you have too. NV

November 3, 2008

Beautiful site.

Mandarb (AGF)


November 2, 2008

Hi Sandy,
Just dropping by to say howdy-doody and bountious felicitations from across the pond.
Love the new website; very classy.
Very best wishes to you and yours,
(AGF and Wharf Exile)

Russ Lewark

November 1, 2008

Howdy Sandy,
Your new website in really great. Like you said it is easy on the eye. Funny, I noticed in your calendar you will be gigging in Coffeyville KS. I have some relatives there. My great grandfather was involved with the Dalton Raid. My cousin Phil Ehart was born there, he is the drummer for the rock group Kansas. There is a street called Lewark St., it was named after my uncle Bill. He was the road commissioner back when he was alive. Hope you have a good gig in Coffeyville and keep the good work. Who knows you might see some of my relatives.......
My best to you,