Saturday – 01/13/2007
Six Steps Down Bookstore – “Directly north of the West Side Market”
1921 West 25th Street – Cleveland, Ohio – 44113-3418
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM – See you there!!
Friday – 01/19/2007
Shelter from the Storm Tour – The Cleveland Lakeside Men’s Shelter
2100 Lakeside Avenue – Cleveland, Ohio
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Josh Kanary organizes the “Shelter From the Storm” tour for the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless. Josh is doing the Lord’s work here by putting together a troupe of gospel, folk and blues musicians to play the numerous homeless shelters here in N.E. Ohio. The “Storm” tour is beginning it’s second year under Josh’s unflagging enthusiasm and encouragement.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday – 01/26/2007 – 01/28/2007
The Carter Caves State Park Crawlathon
Carter Caves State Park – Olive Hill, Kentucky.
I wont’ be playing here, but I sure will be a-crawlin’!
Crawlathon is more fun than anybody should ever be allowed to have. This is a great once-a-year chance to get muddy and wet with a bunch of old friend cavers from Indiana, Pennsyltucky, and TAG (Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia).
If you’re lucky while charging around through the darkness you might bump into David Foster; a fine Bluegrass and traditional acoustic musician . David is also Executive Director of the American Cave Conservation Association out of Horse Cave Kentucky.
If you’re in N.E. Ohio and you think you’d like to learn more about caving, here is an invitation to attend the next Cleveland Grotto meeting. We are the local affiliate of the National Speleological Society and the oldest active grotto in the United States.
Carter Caves State Park also hosts the J.P. Fraley’s Mountain Music Gatherin’ festival each September the first week after Labor Day. Besides Clifftop, this is one of my favorite festivals. I can honestly say I have played more music and had more good times in the Carter Caves campground than almost anyplace else on this earth.
J.P.’s Wild Rose of the Mountain is one of the most wonderful old time fiddle tunes I can think of. J.P. was and continues to be such a huge influence on us traditional musicians. His music is beautiful, haunting and subtle. I believe it can call spirits…
For me this festival is a little slice of Hog Heaven as I can pick, fish, play golf, hike, cave and float from campsite to campsite finding lots of old friends in the process. I’ll post more about the festival as we approach September, but it’s not too early to start making plans!