Friday, November 02, 2007

A taste of a different, but related, Augusta

You all will recall that I spent last week in West Virginia at the Augusta Heritage Center.    From time to time I'll just squeeze in a little taste of what went on there.

This is my fiddle teacher, Dave Bing, accompanied by my friend, Pam Lund, playing one of the Hammons family tunes, Yew Piney Mountain.

And this is my friend, Lester McCumbers, playing Ida Red.    If Lester is not now West Virginia's oldest fiddle player, he's very near to it.

All these folks are just the nicest people I've ever been privileged to know.    As they were growing up the old players shared their music with them and their interest now is to pass it along.


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