Folks, I just wanted to let you know about a couple of folk festivals where Christopher and I will be playing this Spring. These are both relaxed, outdoor, very enjoyable family-style events, and we're looking forward to them a lot.
May 1-2-3: Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, held at the fairgrounds outside St. Augustine, Florida. This event is held annually to commemorate our old friend and inspiration Gamble Rogers, and (comparatively speaking) it's a small festival, with several stages and other activities all within easy walking distance.
May 22-23-24: Florida Folk Festival, held at Stephen Foster State Park at White Springs, Florida. This festival, held every year since 1952, is a much larger event, and it runs about ten stages during the days, plus the big main stage at the Amphitheater. Wear some comfortable shoes, because there are a great many enjoyable performers and folklife craftsmen (and craftswomen) busy for your entertainment over a wide area all three days.
My band for these events will be:
Myself on mandolin and guitar;
Christopher on guitar and mandolin;
John Hedgecoth on banjo; and
Barbara Johnson on bass.
--In addition to our stage sets, I expect to be leading a mandolin workshop at each festival. Whether you like picking or listening (or both), come out and have a good time with us