Mudcat Café message #1055005 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63140   Message #1055005
Posted By: bbc
16-Nov-03 - 06:48 PM
Thread Name: NOMAD 2003, Nov 15-16
Subject: RE: NOMAD 2003, Nov 15-16
I'm just home from Sat. & Sun. Yes, it was a great time with many wonderful, warm, talented people! Guy, it was a pleasure to see you (finally) in person; I hope it is just the 1st of many visits! It was great to hear your music. Jerry, as usual, it was a joy to see you, Ruth, & the Messengers & to be able to sing along w/ your powerful music! I had lunch on Sat. w/ the Beans & breakfast this am w/ them & a group of the D.C. folks. Delightful! I think the Beans may have been leading more sessions than anyone else on the program this year, but Mary LaMarca & George Stephens weren't far behind! Got to hear Sandy & Caroline Paton twice. Both Folk Legacy & CAMSCO had music available for purchase, thanks to Patons & to Dick Greenhaus & Susan of DT! Hobo Songs was ably handled by Sandy, George, & Keith Baldwin, but Kendall's absence was noted. He was missed by many! Conflicts in the schedule prevented me from hearing karenk & meeting Suffet; sorry! I did hear a little of Barbara Shaw & Frank w/ their bluegrass group, ShoreGrass. I joined Kath Westra only briefly in the Sun. am song circle, but enjoyed our time together over breakfast. Since I was unable to attend Old Songs or the GetAway this year, it was a good opportunity to renew acquaintance & make some new contacts. I saw Vixen & Reynard in the hallways & was thrilled to go to Joe Hickerson's 1-hr musical autobiography! Not only is he folk music history; he's darn funny! I enjoyed hearing Mike Kachuba on hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, guitar, & concertina. I spent some satisfying time singing shape note music & even did a little contra dancing. Staying in one room & hearing "Gospel in Black & White," "Remembering Stan Rogers," & "Hobo Songs" was great! A sincere "thank you!" to the organizers & all of the generous participants! Already looking forward to next year!

best,

Barbara