Day 126

If it ain’t baroque…

July 30th, 2010

I was filling up water bottles at this spring when I met Curtis, who just stopped by on his way back to Portland. He had been playing bass in a nearby baroque music festival. Perhaps we'll run into him again on down the line...


  1. Candice In Alabama says:

    aahhh… a waterfall in another form!

  2. Jim in AR via MN says:

    An “old line” but it works again!!!…well, “played” Matt…

  3. Lois says:

    Back to Bach!!

  4. Lois says:

    Look at what I found! The Montana Baroque Festival. The link is to the “Artists” page, where Matt’s new acquaintance Curtis has a little bio:

    • Don in Tennessee says:


      Good find! You receive an A+ for your research today. Now, do you play an instrument or sing? Maybe you could part a part of one of these baroque festivals.

      Looks like the spring water fountain is a graffiti victim. I will bet our Matt Hobo Green did not partake of defacing the spring.

      • Lois says:

        Don – Yes I do! I play the French horn. I went to music conservatory with the intent of being an orchestra musician. To do so, I lived in Monterrey Mexico and played in the orchestra there for a while. I even played with Harry Connick once. Now I spend my time (in DE) as an arts administrator and I teach “Intro to Music” at the local university. I play horn only for fun with a brass quintet. I don’t really qualify for “baroque” music since the modern horn (with valves) was developed later on in the 1830’s and Baroque was 1600-1750.

        OK…there’s the Hobo Nation music lesson for the day! :o)

        PS: I was wondering about if there is now a Matt autograph adorning the spring

        • Melody in Oklahoma says:

          Wow! I’m impressed. I took piano as a child and daydreamed of playing professionally, but didn’t practice enough. I have the 1888 piano my parents bought in 1958 and it still sounds good and is beautiful. My daughter isn’t interested in playing so hoping my grandson will so I can leave it to someone who will appreicate it.

  5. deanna valenti meyer says:

    Mmmm!! I bet that water tasted great! And YAY Curtis…you are quite a talented fellow.

  6. Rhoto Rooter says:

    If it ain’t baroque don’t, beetoven

  7. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Wow. first Mike and now Curtis. Sounds like you’ve got a couple places lined up for down the road? Hope so. Would be nice. Getting some place to stay and get cleaned up, etc. would be great about not probably. Love the spring! And thanks for the link Lois. How neat all this stuff is and the people Matt meets along his journey.

  8. Lydia says:

    Best water in the world! My favorite place to fill up my water bottle.

  9. charlie says:

    say, do you think Matt left his signature, like the others?

  10. Janine says:

    Principal bassist with Portland Baroque Orchestra, and a founding member of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra. Impressive!

  11. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    That’s some water fountain.

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