Thursday, August 07, 2014
Falcon Ridge 2014 Highlights
The weather. No rain! This is the first time in my memory that that's been the case. Usually it's a mud bath.
Amelia playing with us on the main stage.
Sturgis Cunningham playing with us on the main stage.
My aunt Elizabeth surprising us. She has never come to Falcon Ridge before. Oddly, my father and I had just been talking about how she wonderfully surprises us all the time by showing up unexpectedly.
Seeing Cheryl Wheeler, Christine Lavin, Don White and Tom Paxton at lunch.
The Pete Seeger workshop on the workshop stage. Here's what was sung:
Annie Wentz: Guantantamera
Tom Paxton: Ramblin' Boy
Ann Armstrong & Stephen Hughes: Lonesome Valley
Joe Jenks: original song for Pete, based on his HUAC testimony. SO COOL!
Louise Mosrie: Down by the Riverside
Magpie: Letters to Eve
Radoslav: Viva la Quince Brigada
John Gorka: The Water is Wide
Us Nields: Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream (I played piano for the first time ever at FR!)
Kim and Reggie: original song for Pete "High Over the Hudson"
Where have all the flowers gone
We Shall Overcome
Going out to dinner with my whole family, including Aunt Sarah, Aunt Elizabeth, her boyfriend Marcus, his son Jason and grandson Max. Seeing my parents. Spending the night with them and my mom's lifetime best friend, Joan Wallstein, who is my kids' adopted grandmother.Getting to go for a run with my wonderful dad.
Amelia joining us on the family stage to sing her awesome "Speak Up." Elle joined in on violin. Elle and Jay made about $50 busking, and they spent all of it on nutella crepes.
My mother racing up to the stage at the end of "Going to the Zoo" when we couldn't wake up Katryna, and the only thing that could rouse her was the promise that her Mama would take her to the zoo tomorrow.
Seeing the Duhks, an amazing band we met at Winnipeg in 2007. I love them!
Now. Back to work in the studio!