Tonight is Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas to all my readers! I hope music fills your lives and brings you peace, harmony and good cheer.
Christopher Deason of Winter Park, Fl recorded me playing the seashell flute last August, 2012 at his home.
Last year was my first year vending at the 60th Florida Folk Festival. My sister, Betsy, braved excessive heat, voracious ticks, all night music jams and primitive camping at the Florida State Park Stephen Foster Cultural Center for three nights and four days.
This Memorial Day Weekend I’ll be vending at the 61st Florida Folk Festival. I feel honored to have been invited back. Betsy won’t be attending with me however. This year she’s taking my 90 year old father to a wedding on Saturday afternoon. Not hers. Or his. Perhaps she’ll drive three hours each way to attend the festival on Sunday. She says she wants to.
Last night I attended the Full Moon Drum Circle at the Dandelion Cafe in Orlando, Fl. This small circle is generous; the participants always bring a variety of acoustic instruments for self and group expression. And it’s not an instrument’s fault if a discordant note is occasionally heard. The most pleasing key at this circle, at least to my ears, is B.