Dearest readers,

Thank you for a lively conversation around this month’s book, United States of Americana — Backyard Chickens, Burlesque Beauties and Handmade Bitters: A Field Guide to the New American Roots Movement. It’s inspiring hearing your stories about DIY butchering and farming, and about how you’re adding more real-world experience to your digital lives.

Now it’s time for you to ask the questions. Tomorrow, we’ll be having a live chat with author Kurt B. Reighley, aka KEXP’s DJ El Toro! Send in your questions about new American roots moustaches, barbershops, crafts, cocktails, clothing, music, curiosities, communal singing — the sky is the limit!

Here’s a fun interview with Kurt from The New Day on Seattle morning television. Check out his craftwork and concoct some questions:

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Send in an advance question and have a chance to win a FREE copy of the book. We’ve had two lucky winners so far. Three great questions will be selected for Kurt to answer. Each selected questioner will receive the book free in the mail! Tune in tomorrow for the live chat — it’s at noon for folks on the West coast and 3 p.m. for folks back East.

Craftily,
Umbra