I'm currently in Asheville (Swannanoa, really), teaching at the "Traditional Song Week" portion of the Swannanoa Gathering at Warren-Wilson College. The talent here is amazing, and I'm delighted to be such a contributing part to it.
I must admit that my thoughts have drifted back to September when I gave my last performance ever as one of the KT just a few miles from here in downtown Asheville. The next day, Cindy and her sister and I (and a couple other dear friends) went to Billy Edd's house for a party sponsored by the Wheelers and Dr. Doug Orr, President Emeritus of W-W College.
Then we drove up the Blue Ridge Parkway to Boone where we visited with my sister and then did a side trip to visit the grave of Tom Dula. Quite an illustrious finish to my 41-year career in that group.
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