Ted Rhodes ’65

Apologies if I already reported this shameless, self promotional news from last year: after several months of delay due to the Thomas fire and the subsequently disastrous debris flows in Montecito & Carpinteria, my Americana Cats band based here in Carpinteria was finally able to lay down 11 tracks of our debut CD of Americana […]

Reuben Haller ’74

I’m pleased to announce I produced my first CD of all original songs, called ‘Stomp Your Feet! Clap Your Hands!’ I’ve performed these Appalachian inspired songs for years in schools and libraries all over Georgia. The music appeals to kids and adults: half the songs are sung, half are instrumentals. It’s also a family affair: […]

Andrew Barkan ’98

Andrew & Polly have a new record out! “Ear Snacks: Songs from the Podcast” is an original soundtrack to the awesomeness of childhood (including 2015’s #1 kids song “Grapes”) drawn from the first season of the duo’s free podcast for families. Ear Snacks has joined other emerging children’s podcasts (such as Brains On! which was […]

Andrew Barkan ’98

Coming in May to an iTunes near you! Andrew & Polly are launching a new podcast for kids. Along with songs and old-fashioned radio play sketches, actual human children (including offspring of Lucia Craven ’98, Ryan Meyer ’98, Eliza Gregory ’99, and Phoebe Barkan ’03) will be featured. If your kids want to be interviewed […]

Steve Mayne ’59

A mini-reprise of the Class of 1959’s 55th Reunion dinner was held at our home last October to celebrate the visit of our Kiwi classmate Russ Callander and his lovely bride Suzanne, whose world travels caused them to miss our Reunion at Thacher. Linda and I were joined by classmates Bob and Mary Ellen Boyd, […]

Will Sturgeon ’08

For the past year, I’ve been touring the US with another independent songwriter I met online. We play in people’s living rooms and eat a lot of cookies and meet a lot of dogs. I just recently finished recording the tracks for my first full-length album (under the moniker of “brightener”) and am excited to […]

Ted Rhodes ’65

I helped Friends of the Franklin Trail spearhead the fundraising to reopen the first 2 miles of the historic Franklin Trail here in Carpinteria in the fall of 2013 with generous help from many in the community including Carolyn Chandler (’81), Archie Look (’64), Doug White (’65), Richard Rhodes (’59); and alumni parents Doug Campbell, […]