I took a break from Reporter work this morning to get a little NHPR work done. I spoke to the guy who runs the music store in North Conway about the blossoming classical and jazz scene in the area. Brian is a oboe, bassoon and didgeridoo player, and in the back of his shop is an instrument repair station and a reed manufacturing desk. I got to watch him put together a few double reeds (different than the single reeds for saxophones, have to be handmade). He sells them to oboe and bassoon players around the country. It’s surprising what you find in the back of little stores around here.
Hopefully it all comes together for this NHPR piece I’m working on. I’ll be sure to keep the updates coming. I liked the reed photo though and thought it was worth sharing.