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
Added by Rob Morrison on September 30, 2011 at 3:34pm — No Comments
WHY WE DO THIS
Today my fiddling friend Norm Boggs and I did our usual monthly living history summer presentation at The Duke Homestead Historic site in Durham North Carolina. It was a perfect day, the sun was shining, it wasn't too hot, there was a nice breeze, we were in the shade, there were lots of visitors, all was well with the world. We were situated in the front yard of the homestead which is on a hill which overlooks acres of woods, pasture, and a tobacco plot. …Continue
A Boucher-like, probably 1850's double-headed banjo showed up today on the Bernunzio website. It's already on hold, but it's fun to check out. I haven't seen many double-sided banjos before. The hardware is very odd and primitive.
Added by Rob Morrison on April 6, 2011 at 6:31pm — No Comments