This week, I have something a little bit different — this episode of California’s Gold takes Huell to the Muscian’s Institute in Hollywood, where the students help him produce his very own music video! Huell may not be the Next Big Thing, but he definitely had a lot of fun, and this episode is sure to make you smile. Huell’s […]
Fort Ross, located on the Sonoma coast, has been one of my favorite historical places to visit; that’s partly because it is so easily visible from Highway 1 and seems to beckon me every time I pass by. This episode of California’s Gold originally aired in 1991; and these days the Fort Ross Conservancy hosts many types of activities for […]
Here’s another great seasonal episode that I’ve only recently discovered. The Merry TubaChristmas concert is an ongoing tradition; it’s been an annual event since 1975, and this year it was held on December 2. And as Huell remarks early in the episode, if this doesn’t get you into the Christmas spirit, nothing will! Huell attends the annual holiday concert at […]
You don’t have to look very hard in the vicinity of Folsom’s historic Sutter Street to find quite a lot of beautiful musical instruments hoping for a second (or third, or fourth?) chance at life. Seeing them makes me wish I was a musician and could rescue every one of these treasures. Here are just a few of the instruments […]
We don’t normally find buskers in the parking lot of our local Trader Joe’s. I don’t know if he was truly a single father , but he could definitely play that accordian!
San Francisco Bay has seen plenty of ships come and go since the days of the California Gold Rush. In this episode of California’s Gold, Huell learns a few things about the long hard sea journey around Cape Horn, surviving on lemonade and hardtack, and what it takes to handle sails and raise the anchor. Huell sails aboard the state’s […]
An amazing voice, and an an amazing woman. This song has been a favorite of mine since I heard it on the radio back in the 1970s.