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I saw lots of people at 4CFF, just not Earl

Posted by jrjenks on Sunday, September 7, 2008

Let's start with the big disappointment at the Four Corners Folk Festival in Pagosa Springs, Colorado: No Earl.

They waited until the absolute last minute to announce that Earl Scruggs was too ill to perform. The Legendary Earl Scruggs with Family & Friends performed without him.

They played without a banjo at all until the last two numbers, at which point they brought out Warren Kennison, Jr. -- the guy who did the tablature for Earl Scruggs and the 5-String Banjo.

I wish Earl well and I really hope I'll get a chance to see him perform.

Oh, well. It was a great weekend at the festival, even if it wasn't the weekend I thought I was going to have.

In the coming days I'll be posting about some of the people who I really did see at the Four Corners Folk Festival. Stay tuned.

Cross-posted at J.R. Jenks' blog

2 comments on “I saw lots of people at 4CFF, just not Earl”

DandyRandy Says:
Sunday, September 7, 2008 @9:24:48 PM

I really hate that he's not well, but I'm glad I didn't go. He was the main reason I was going, until work interfered. Hope you enjoyed the Stringdusters at least.

jrjenks Says:
Monday, September 8, 2008 @5:15:24 AM

The Stringdusters were great, but the group that really wowed me is Crooked Still.  You can see them on YouTube performing Come On In My Kitchen, Little Sadie and others.

More on Crooked Still in a future post.

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