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Fiddling outside on the 3rd of March

Posted by cornfed on Monday, March 4, 2013

My banjo buddy (he also plays mandolin and guitar), Jim Whitesell and I had a volunteer gig at The Fairbank, AZ "ghost town". The BLM puts on an annual festival with Spanish colonial soldiers, hikes to the old Spanish fort about 3 miles away, hikes to the old Fairbank cemetery,  various presentations on the local flora and fauna, B company 4th Cavalry with their horses and bronze cannon and a reenactment of a ca 1900 train robbery that took place just down the bluff from the town. ( Fairbank was the station for Tombstone, about 20 miles away, and a couple of ore milling towns up and down the line) They kindly allowed us to put out a tip jar, so I guess we were busking. It was a beautiful AZ spring day. Temperatures were in the high 70's, the sun was shining, it was lovely. We played for about 4 hours and made more than enough to pay for gas and lunch. We also had a very good time. so did the little girl that I was photographed with below. When kids dance to our music, I am a completely happy man.

3 comments on “Fiddling outside on the 3rd of March”

Cyndy Says:
Monday, March 4, 2013 @6:12:39 PM

Sometimes I miss living in Arizona. : ) Sounds like a great day!

carlb Says:
Friday, March 8, 2013 @6:08:28 AM

This year was the earliest I ever played outside. On February 23, in the bright sun in Morgantown, WV at the Gardner Winter Music Festival. The afternoon was really delightful as long as the sun was out.

pol Says:
Sunday, March 10, 2013 @10:41:47 AM

I hate playing outside in the cold.

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