Hey Marcy, thanks so much for the friend request - what an honour, I read your feature in the 'women's' edition of FGM, it made me laugh - my favourite comment from an audience member so far has been: "Was that really you playing the guitar?..... you don't look capable of it" Ha ha - I like the idea that i might get on stage and just mime!! Anyways, I hope that I get to pick with you some day, warmest wishes from the UK, from Sophia xx
I hope all is well with you and your family!
I wish we were going to IBMA this year! It's great that you'll be going. What are you playing these days? Any favorite tunes?
It would be great to see your family doing some gigs in the Washington DC area. You could do some great sight seeing, too. Have your parents email me off list if that's ever something they would like to pursue.
Things have been very good here. Have you heard about the cello banjo? There are some videos on youtube if you're interested. There is an amazing movement happening out there in traditional music land. To make a long story short, I got a Gibson cello banjo from 1915 (and it's wonderful). I put some cuts up on the internet and the thing really took off. There's a company making them now, I'm doing lots of interviews all over the world and people are starting to play them. It's really fun and the best part is that these instruments were almost lost. They're out in the world being played for the first time in almost 100 years!
Hope to see you at Winfield. I will be hauling in Wed pm with some friends and hanging around the festival grounds and Coyote Camp. Will be staying at Comfort Inn. Let's do a little pickin' again this year - sure was fun last year!