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Pickin' in North Carolina

Posted by wilford on Friday, June 10, 2011

Mary and I opted for Bluegrass in North Carolina last night (Thursday) rather than travel north to Gate City, Virginia. I wanted to catch up with Bobby Hicks and say “Hi” to him. As it turned out I ended up picking for two hours with him at the Zuma Coffee House on 7 North Main Street in Marshall, NC.

There were threatening clouds and occasional strikes of lightning when we left Greeneville, TN, and headed south on Rte 70. When we got right into the twisting, winding turns going up and down through the Appalachians, the storm broke loose in its fury. Several times I turned off the road into rest areas because of such driving rain, but after a while it all loosened and skies began to clear. I had gotten confused and headed to Weaverville looking for the jam session and kind folks in Weaverville set me on the right course of travel back to Marshall. After some joshing from Mary about my inability to follow simple directions, we finally ended up at the jam session. What a blast we had.  

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3 comments on “Pickin' in North Carolina”

richdissmore Says:
Friday, June 10, 2011 @8:54:07 AM

thats woman for you all ways turn here or there you missed a turn i,m retaired take your time glad you had a good time keep fiddlen

Fiddler Says:
Friday, June 10, 2011 @2:51:42 PM

A good friend of mine and excellent banjoist (left-handed!) lives in Marshall. He has been telling me about the outstanding sessions there. Sounds like you had a great time.

wilford Says:
Friday, June 10, 2011 @6:35:47 PM

You keep on fiddlin', too Rich.

Yes, Fiddler, I had a great time pickin' there. I had a really nice time tonight at the Sunshine Cafe on Bohannon Ave in Greeneville pickin' Bluegrass for several hours.

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