The creator of this blog and the accompanying photographs is Nate Dow, a longtime journalist who spent more than two decades as a music and arts writer at the Boston Herald. His love for the arts and imagery led him to take up photography as a hobby after never contributing photos in a 30-plus-year daily newspaper career — one that ended with the bankruptcy of the Herald in 2018. With this blog, Nate Dow happily returns to share his active exploration of music, combining his writing and photography skills for this platform. Though based in Boston, where this blog originates, the author loves to travel to the great music cities of America including New Orleans, Nashville, Memphis, Austin and Chicago,