For those of you not living in north central North Carolina, the governor here has declared a state of emergency. Due to snow, freezing rain, and heavy winds, there are hundreds of thousands of…Continue
This is a busy time for me and my fiddler friend Norm Boggs. We just had three public performances in four days at historic sites in North Carolina. The engagement last night was one we will always…Continue
This weekend I had the good fortune to play with a group of mid-nineteenth century musicians at Mark Weems' house (his lovely wife Julee was out of town). Mark had a brand new Ashborn reproduction…Continue
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I was talking to Mark Weems today and we both wondered whether we had possibly missed some announcement about registration for AEBG. I know when the dates are, but by this time of the year in the past, I had already registered. Anyone have info on this?
i JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS UPCOMING EVENT AT THE WILSON LIBRARY AND MEMORIAL HALL ON THE UNC CAMPUS. THE FIRST PART IS A SEIES OF LECTURES ON THE HISTORY OF THE BANJO BY THE USUAL SUSPECTS WITH AN ACCOMPANYING EXHIBIT IN THE LIBRARY.. THEN THERE IS A A CONCERT WITH TONY TRISHKA, RILEY BAUGUS, KIRK SUTPHIN AND DOM FLEMONS SATURDAY NIGHT. YOU HAVE TO GET FREE TICKETS FROM THE MEMORIAL HALL BOX OFFICE FOR THE CONCERT. I KNOW MOST PEOPLE DON'T LIVE HERE LIKE I DO, BUT…Continue
My friend Norm Boggs and I had a busy weekend at local historic sites this past weekend. The Candlelight Tour at Duke Homestead is certain to remain firmly lodged in memory. Our contribution was to play for the dancers in an old tobacco barn as the public was ushered through in groups of 25 or 30, one complete dance per group. Well, to make a very long story short the publicity for this event far outstripped the resources available (namely two old men), and we ended up playing 25 Virginia…Continue