I’m back in Nebraska for the first winter since 1975 and it’s wicked cold outside. It has been since last November. Unrelenting Great Plains wind, blowing cold in my face. But, I like it too. It’s fresh. Kinda like these bands…On 3/10, I went to my cousin’s wedding, then ditched out of there and drove to Lincoln for Jazz Mandolin Project. The acoustic and very phishy Vermonters were playing in Knickerbocker’s, a pretty sweet spot for a band this big. On 3/15–the Ides of March–moe. appeared at the Ranch Bowl. It was packed and I could barely move, but other than that it was ripping. On 3/30, Galactic came to town for the first time. Galactic’s keyboard player, Eric Vogel is a native Omahan, so it was a date long overdue. But let me say, THIS SHOW TORE THE ROOF OFF THE MUTHA!