Managing Editor and Publisher: Nick Hutchinson


Nick Hutchinson is a writer, editor and musician living in Denver. His writing has appeared in Relix magazine, Westword, the Boulder Daily Camera, The Phoenix New Times, The Houston Press and on websites including, and He has written a best selling children’s book, Barry’s Wild Rideand plays music around the Denver/Boulder area.


John Britton 

John Britton covers music exclusively for TipJar. He plays mandolin and sings for the Tammany String Band ( He also pursues a variety of creative endeavors in drawing, painting and sculpture that can be seen at He lives with his wife and children in New York.

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David Foulke 


David Foulke lives with his family in Philadelphia, where he does his best to keep up with the live music scene. Some of his favorite artists include Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, the Grateful Dead, James Brown, Neil Young, Nirvana, Pink Floyd, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, the Talking Heads, Thievery Corporation, Tom Petty, Traffic, The Who, and Wilco.

Nick Newlin


Nick Newlin, aka Nicolo Whimsey, has a BA with Honors from Harvard University and an MA in Theatre from the University of Maryland. He is the author of an 18-book series for teachers and older students called The 30-Minute Shakespeare.  Nick is an accomplished musician who plays keyboards and accordion with Zydeco Jed and other bands.

David Tracer


David Tracer is a photographer and veteran of more than 150 Grateful Dead shows from 1979 to 1995. He began shooting concert photos in 1983 at a Jerry Garcia Band show at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC. His photos have appeared in the Marin Independent-Journal and on Steve Kimock’s Live in Colorado Vol. 2 CD. In addition to concert photography, he has shot natural history photos in locales ranging from the rainforests of Papua New Guinea to the deserts of the Middle East.

Nate Downey 


Nate Downey is a landscape architect, environmentalist, writer and lecturer who lives with his family in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

James Young 

James is a graduate of the University of Vermont, where he studied English literature. He resides in Mill Valley, California, with his wife and children and enjoys the thriving music scene in the Bay Area. He has been known to travel east in search of spiritual enlightenment and live performances by his favorite bands.

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