Mudcat Café message #152412 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16361   Message #152412
Posted By: Art Thieme
21-Dec-99 - 10:37 AM
Thread Name: OBIT: Hank Snow Passes
Subject: RE: Hank Snow Passes
In '64 I had been trying to break into the New York folk scene---with little success. I went from there to D.C. & tried to do the same there with similar results---but got to be friends with Joe Hickerson then. Wound up somehow meeting Horton Barker that summer---but then went to Nashville & met Hank at the Opry in the old Ryman Auditorium. He gave me his schedule of county/state fairs he was playing that summer and I followed him to several---the last being in Illinois. I'd been hung up on Hank's voice and his train songs since I was barely haired out---1950 or '51. It became a fantasy summer for me.

(Joe & I are scheduled to do a session together at the Folk Alliance gathering in Cleveland this coming February of 2000. I hope to see a bunch of you there--for certain sure.)

Art Thieme