About Us

NoteWorthy Music | Illustrator Daniel Harris

NoteWorthy Music is a collaboration of two word nerds from the Ozarks. Additionally, each of us has a lifelong love affair with music. As writers, we are drawn to the song and deeply interested in the creation process. Our appreciation goes beyond this to gratitude and respect for all creators and enjoyers of music.

We have developed our music journal—in particular our popular 20:20 Q&A series—to be a salon platform giving voice to a growing chorus of diverse artists. We are transgenre, embracing art without labels. We celebrate art and artists by honoring the genuine creation and spirit of all who create and by receiving all art with respect and kindness—and without prejudice.

Based in Springfield, Missouri, NoteWorthy Music seeks to bring quality shows to the Ozarks, ranging from listening-room, house concert-esque solo acts to theater-filling, headlining bands

Contact NoteWorthy Music through either of the following:
Dale McCurry dale@noteworthymusic.org
Bambi Grinder bambi@noteworthymusic.org

Here’s what some of our guests have to say about us:

I’ve recently done an interview for a very cool online journal honoring music and the creative process called NoteWorthy Music. My 20:20 Q&A will be presented March 5th, but you should totally check them out now and often as they have a diverse group of artists and writers featured, like they just featured Jerry Douglas and it’s a great interview! ~Missy Raines, Grammy Nominee and 9-time International Bluegrass Music Association Bass Player of the Year

Best interview yet! Wanna know me? Here ya go. So grateful to NoteWorthy Music for the incredible feature in this week’s 20:20 Q&A series! Smiling big … ~David Franz, multi-label founder, singer-songwriter, producer, educator, and more. New album To the Unknown out September 24, 2021

Thank you @nwmjournal for this lovely piece that came out really nice. You can now read this beautiful Q&A press. Thanks for being a wonderful host and featuring me on your site! ~CJ Ray, Nevada-based singer-songwriter. 2021 EP, For Each Other

Thank you so much for including me in your 20:20 series. It’s always refreshing getting asked thoughtful and interesting questions, and I really enjoyed participating. ~Mackenzie Shivers, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer. Rejection Letter released April 2, 2021

This is an interview like no other! Seriously!
Some rather intimate questions, but that just makes it all more human, more personal. A good weekend read.
Thank you Bambi Grinder and Dale McCurry at NoteWorthy Music. Two very special people.
~Mary Hott, singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, storyteller, and activist. Devil in the Hills: Coal Country Reckoning released June 4, 2021

These are the best interview questions I can remember answering in a very long time, thank you so much! ~Susan Anders, singer-songwriter and vocal coach who recently released her fourth solo album, 13 Women

I really appreciate you taking the time to ask such thoughtful questions. ~Dan Friese, Somewhere Brighter, released May 21, 2021

Dale McCurry

Dale McCurry,
co-founder of NoteWorthy Music and publisher and managing editor of
High Notes and The Wires and the Wood magazines, has been a published writer for more than 30 years. His work has appeared in more than 25 publications and he has served as editor of hundreds of issues of more than 15 newspapers, magazines, and niche publications. McCurry is a native of the Ozarks and has two grown children and four grandchildren.

Dale McCurry dale@noteworthymusic.org

Bambi Grinder

Bambi Grinder
is a shaper of words. She has written novels and short fiction, which she prefers, generally in first person present tense. She cultivates love and happiness with her husband, home, cats, and fish. Her yard is a plethora of wildflowers, fruit vines, and trees, a sanctuary for pollinators, amphibians, birds, and all manner of wild creatures. As owner of NoteWorthy Music, this is her first foray into the digital landscape.

Bambi Grinder bambi@noteworthymusic.org

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The Acoustic Shoppe

The Acoustic Shoppe in Springfield, Missouri, serves musicians and students around the world, through online and in-person sales and instruction. Their teaching studio, The Academy, is a state-of-the-art music learning program that allows students to learn at their own pace with top teachers. The shop carries high-quality instruments at every price-point, all expertly set up and ready for you to play.

The Royal is an intimate space for music, refined bar food, upscale dive-bar drinks, and non-alcoholic options. We focus on music—live performances, vinyl, and curated playlists—60's Brit-pop, new wave classics, or Latin/world music. We specialize in listening room shows. Artists pour their life into their craft and deserve our attention. Swing by for a cocktail, snack, and conversation about music.

NoteWorthy Music is a music journal and salon platform supporting the music industry and giving voice to a growing chorus of diverse artists. We are transgenre, embracing art without labels. We celebrate art and artists by honoring the genuine creation and spirit of all who create and by receiving all art with respect and kindness—and without prejudice.

The views and opinions expressed by our guests are theirs and do not necessarily reflect nor represent the views and opinions of NoteWorthy Music or its staff.

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