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Thank you for the feature on wayne kahn and, to a lesser extent, Robert Lighthouse (“Empty Bar Blues,” 6/23). During a recent three-month stay in D.C., I was fortunate to discover these treasures of the nation’s capital. Reading the article brought me back to Wednesday nights at Chief Ike’s. Not only is Robert’s playing mind-blowing and Wayne’s rub board steady, but they’re damn nice guys to boot.

Here’s to half-empty bars.

Holland, Mich.