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Patons get Folk Alliance Legacy Life Membership

12 May 04 - 02:51 PM (#1184046)
Subject: Sanday&CaolinePaton get FhAlLifet.Achiev
From: Art Thieme

order for Sandy and Caroline Paton who have just been given a lifetime membership in the Folk Alliance by their many frinds and fans (in spite of the way, in my haste, I titled this thread. Please pardon me for this---and huge hugs to Sandy and Caroline Paton. Now I can go and finish my laundry!!.

Love

Art & Carol Thieme


12 May 04 - 03:06 PM (#1184062)
Subject: RE: Sanday&CaolinePaton get FhAlLifet.Achiev
From: dick greenhaus

OK. Now buy some of their CDs.


12 May 04 - 03:12 PM (#1184068)
Subject: RE: Sanday&CaolinePaton get FhAlLifet.Achiev
From: GUEST,MMario

Art - Was this announced somewhere? They are still listed on the website as just being nominated...and nothing in the "news" section of the Folk Alliance website either.


12 May 04 - 03:23 PM (#1184080)
Subject: RE: Sandy&CarolinePaton get FA LifetimeAchiev
From: SINSULL

And they are just barely beginning to achieve. Wonderful news. Thanks, Art. Congratulations Caroline and Sandy.


12 May 04 - 03:30 PM (#1184089)
Subject: RE: Sandy&CarolinePaton get FA LifetimeAchiev
From: Ebbie

Congratulations, Sandy and Caroline!

(OK, Dick- for those of us who are not in the heavily populated areas where everyone seems to already know, how about a listing of their CDs and some liner notes or reviews? Given my income, there's no way that I can buy them all. I do know I love Sandy's cut on the Mudcat CD.)


12 May 04 - 03:37 PM (#1184095)
Subject: RE: Sandy & Caroline Paton get FA Lifetime Achieve
From: Desert Dancer

Folk Legacy, Sandy and Caroline's work of the past 43 years (that's my lifetime!): a few recordings of themselves, many many recordings of other fine folks.

~ Becky in Tucson


12 May 04 - 03:46 PM (#1184105)
Subject: RE: Sandy & Caroline Paton get FA Lifetime Achievement
From: kendall

Legends. Both of them, and damn well deserving of whatever recognition they get.


12 May 04 - 04:01 PM (#1184114)
Subject: RE: Sandy & Caroline Paton get FA Lifetime Achievement
From: RoyH (Burl)

Tons of congratulations to two of the best folks in Folk. A recognition very well deserved. Sandy & Caroline, love from Elaine and me.


12 May 04 - 04:03 PM (#1184117)
Subject: RE: Sandy & Caroline Paton get FA Lifetime Achieve
From: katlaughing

CONGRATULATIONS!!!



It's about "Thyme" and RICHLY deserved!!

Love,

kat & Rog


12 May 04 - 04:03 PM (#1184119)
Subject: RE: Sandy & Caroline Paton get FA Lifetime Achievement
From: Amos

Sandy, Carol:

Hoooooray, to both of you!!

A


12 May 04 - 04:55 PM (#1184164)
Subject: RE: Sandy & Caroline Paton get FA Lifetime Achievement
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko

Great news!! Congratulations on the honor.

We should clarify the name of this thread, however. The FA has a separate Lifetime Achievement Award. Each year at the annual conference two artists are recognized for that, based on a selection from a committee.

What Sandy & Caroline received is a LEGACY LIFE MEMBERSHIP. They have received lifetime MEMBERSHIP in the Folk Alliance, and the really nice thing about this is that the members of the Alliance make individual donations to meet the goal, it is not a committee decision. Members of the Alliance nominate candidates and then the membership will send in their donations.

Art Thieme, Utah Phillips and Rosalie Sorrels have also received this honor, and Jack Hardy and Carolyn Hester have been nominated and are working towards the goal.

It is a great fundraiser for the Folk Alliance and a great way for MEMBERS to honor individuals who have given so much to us.


12 May 04 - 06:57 PM (#1184235)
Subject: RE: Patons get Folk Alliance Legacy Life Membership
From: Art Thieme

I finished my laundry finally!

What I was trying to say in the starting post for this thread is that CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER FOR SANDY AND CAROLINE PATON. Yes, their fans all over, fans of their Folk Legacy Records all over, fans of roots music all over, fans of Kendall Morse, Bill Staines, Hattie Presnell, Ray Hicks, Gordon Bok, Ed Trickett, Fleming Brown, Frank Proffitt, Anne Mayo Muir Graf, Lee Monroe Presnell, Hedy West, J. Golden Kimball, Jerry Rasmussen, Joan Sprung, Helen Schneyer, the Boarding Party, Jonathan Eberhart, Paddy Tunny, Bob and Ron Copper, Lucy Simpson, Richard Chase, Grant Rogers, Hobart Smith, Cindy Kallett---my fans too --- hell, FANS OF EVERYBODY ELSE ON FOLK LEGACY RECORDS as well. They've gotten together and secured this honor, this LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP in the Folk Alliance, for two of the best   folks to ever love, collect, preserve and sing this music that is the bedrock basis of what we do.

Thinking back, I now see that one of the luckiest and best things that ever happened to me was a result of my choosing to go to a Sunday afternoon hootenanny at the great Chicago folk nightclub called The Gate Of Horn back in 1959. Sandy Paton, freshly returned from England, showed us the musical treasures that he got from incandescent singers like the McPeake family and Jeanie Robertson. I'll never be able to thank my girlfriend back then enough for, among other things, hauling me over to the Gate Of Horn the first time ;-) to hear something called "an Odetta". I kept going back there until I heard Sandy sing about two months later.

People, just know that I love Sandy and Caroline Paton. I can never thank them enough for making me a part of their wonderful record label, for putting up with me, and for putting me up all those times I had no mid-week work when I was gigging/touring on the East Coast. No two ways about it, those were the best of times !

Love from us both. Nobody deserves a tribute like this more.

All our love,

Art and Carol


12 May 04 - 11:22 PM (#1184397)
Subject: RE: Patons get Folk Alliance Legacy Life Membershi
From: YorkshireYankee

Congrats to you both! Well deserved!

Still remember how much I enjoyed your singing sessions in the chapel during Augusta's Vocal Week a "few" (maybe 10?) years ago. Great stuff! And you won't find lovelier people anywhere!

Sheers,

YY
(aka Vikki Appleton, although my name may not exactly ring a bell all these years later...)


12 May 04 - 11:26 PM (#1184401)
Subject: RE: Patons get Folk Alliance Legacy Life Membershi
From: GUEST

Art, you make me think how lucky Vaughn and I were - lost (by choice) in the wilds of Vermont - to meet Sandy and Caroline all those years ago. There's no calculating how much of an inspiration they were/are.And no calculating how many others could say the same.

- George


12 May 04 - 11:49 PM (#1184415)
Subject: RE: Patons get Folk Alliance Legacy Life Membership
From: Lin in Kansas

Congratulations, Sandy and Caroline! Great to know that nice guys (and gals) do get recognition too! Well deserved, you two.

Lin


13 May 04 - 12:48 AM (#1184439)
Subject: RE: Patons get Folk Alliance Legacy Life Membershi
From: open mike

YES, Yes, yes! A well-deserved honor, and a great present to the
Folk Alliance and the Patons! Thank you for all the music over all these years, and may you enjoy many more!! the link above seems to be accesses by either of these URL's:
http://www.folkalliance.com/
http://www.folkalliance.org/


13 May 04 - 12:52 AM (#1184440)
Subject: RE: Patons get Folk Alliance Legacy Life Membership
From: Joe Offer

Sandy and Caroline have pushed a lot of us, encouraging us to explore the wonderful world of traditional music. I feel like Sandy is a special mentor to me, always pointing me to other areas to look into, other books to buy and recordings to listen to. I suppose, though, that I'm sharing him with hundreds of people, and all of them feel Sandy is their special personal mento.
Thanks a lot, Sandy and Caroline.
-Joe Offer-


13 May 04 - 09:49 AM (#1184712)
Subject: RE: Patons get Folk Alliance Legacy Life Membership
From: GUEST,Roger in Baltimore

Yes, it is official. Congratulations to Sandy and Caroline! This is truly a grassroots honor which makes it all the more inspiring.

Although they are humble folk, I'm sure they know they have made an impact on the folk world. But it is still great to hear that many people put their money where their mouth is and sent in a contribution. And the company they are in as Legacy Lifetime Members is nothing short of outstanding.

I suspect some Mudcatters were among the contributors. Thanks to them is in order, too.

Roger in Baltimore


13 May 04 - 10:39 AM (#1184745)
Subject: RE: Patons get Folk Alliance Legacy Life Membership
From: karen k

Sandy and Caroline, my dear friends of so many years. I am thrilled for you. Congratulations!! This is a most deserved honor. I am proud and honored to call you both friends.

Much love,
k
xxxxxxx


13 May 04 - 02:43 PM (#1184964)
Subject: RE: Patons get Folk Alliance Legacy Life Membership
From: Carly

I know of no one in the world of traditional music more deserving of this recognition than Sandy and Caroline.The recordings of Folk Legacy are an extraordinary gift to all of us; Sandy and Caroline's own performances are filled with the love and care they feel towards the music, and they are two of the nicest folks I know. I am honored to be their friend, and happy to add my congratulations and love.

Carly Gewirz