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Willow Folk Festival 2009

Posted by jojo25 on Monday, August 10, 2009

ain't no Clifftop, but is was fun!  Lots of rain, got drenched setting up camp Friday noonish and didn't dry out till Sunday morn...introduced my bud David Brown to Willow and he was a great contributor....played wonderful flat picked guitar for OT and Irish...AND cooked gourmet food for us...2 racks of ribs on both Friday and Sat nite...steak for breakfast Sat and 3 pounds of bacon on Sunday morn...I'll have to diet all year to make up for it!!  And one of the church ladies made Gooseberry Pie..."...since the time of the flood there's been nothing so good, so luscious as gooseberry pie!"  Which caused me to get engaged to Bingo the bass player...but he left me standing at the altar by leaving before our Sunday morn wedding date...alas!!  Had a  wonderful time playing with Bill Mort, Bingo (best damn bass player I have ever had the pleasure of jamming with), JC, Mick Scott (playing great dispite his medical trivials), Ray Threan, Judy Cuplin, Seuss, David Brown, Sandy and a cast of other reprobates.  My son August was a great help with the camping logistics...just gotta get him started on learning to play something!!  We had enough top shelf Scotch and Bourbon to get us in serious trouble...but no one was hurt or, seemingly, the worse for wear.  On Friday the rain stopped around 3 PM and the festival almost immediately sprung to glorious life.  Rain started again about 1 AM Sat, stopped about 8 AM. Sat was sunny and breezy, Sat nite had clear skies, warm soft wind, nearly fully moon, meteor showers...so warm you coulda just laid down and slept on the ground...I didn't, but maybe someone did. Sunday afternoon we all scrambled to break camp before a kick butt thunderstorm rolled in...the rain started just as we were pulling out of the campground!  Thanks  to all who contributed.  I hearby declare the 42nd annual Willow Folk Festival a success.



2 comments on “Willow Folk Festival 2009”

Gary Blanchard Says:
Monday, August 10, 2009 @12:47:26 PM

I looked that up on-line and sure wish we had something like that around here. Sounds like a very open festival that allows us "unknowns" to get on a stage a perform for people. As an old-school folkie I'd love something like that.

vrteach Says:
Friday, September 4, 2009 @3:25:49 PM

Sounds fun. A hammer-dulcimer-playing friend of mine got on stage with her nephew this year. I haven't talked to her yet, but she sent a nice picture of them.

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