Sunday

Christmas Time Pickin' and Singin'



What masterful musicians!  It was such a treat to relax and become transformed back in time to the simpler days of yesteryear.  Take a listen for yourself to "Come all Ye Fair and Tender Maidens".

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This version of the old song was written by Jean Ritchie.  Ritchie is from eastern Kentucky and was raised as an Old Regular Baptist in eastern Kentucky, (alot like my husband's upbringing).  She has risen to the top of the folk music genre and is nicknamed 'Mother Folk'.  I found it to be a haunting ballad with sad undertones and so worth your click.  She customizes the second stanza but I cannot find her lyrics online.  Charlie Bowen's voice is incredible and he certainly does justice to this folk song.
Robin Kessinger, Joe Dobbs, Adam Hager and Charlie Bowen shared their talents on the cold blustery day at the farm.
Robin Kessinger, national award winning 'flatpicker'.
Adam Hager, recently won the 2010 Guitar contest at the Robin Kessinger Festival.
Charlie Bowen, member of the band 1937 Flood and long time local musician.
Brrrr, the snow was falling fast and it was time to go home and drink some hot chocolate.  A warm thank you to the fabulous four who so kindly filled our ears with a couple of hours of pure Appalachian musical bliss.