A great article was just published on Dave Stine in The Bluegrass Situation written by Raphael Maurice (on Twitter: @). TBS is a terrific online magazine devoted to traditional and progressive bluegrass music, American culture, lifestyle, and more.
Founded by the incomparable and amazing Ed Helms (he of The Lonesome Trio, as well as countless movies and TV shows), The Bluegrass Situation is one of the coolest sites we’ve ever seen, and we are so proud that they wrote a piece on Dave Stine!
Here’s the link:
And here’s a little taste of Raphael’s article:
“Although he holds a law degree from George Washington University, Dave Stine certainly isn’t what you would call an office type. After a short stint practicing in Washington, D.C., Stine understood that the family farm in Dow, Illinois, was calling him back to what was always in his blood: family, friends, and, just as importantly, woodworking and furniture making.
The farm spans four generations. Stine learned from part of these generations the art and precision of handcrafted designs and a love for the land that still ties the family together. Although a thoroughly American phenomenon, Dave Stine makes some of the finest pieces of furniture in the world. From tables to bed frames to whiskey shelves, Stine’s live-edge work is exquisite, handmade, American — universal — beauty. An avid outdoorsman, Stine stewards his forests — over a thousand acres spread around Dow — and sees in fallen trees what Rodin might have seen in a block of dead stone: the potential in knotted trees and grainy, dead wood to possess beauty before and after he has milled and cut and worked out what is breathing invisibly within.”
Well said Raphael! And thanks Bluegrass Situation!