HAPPY THANKSGIVING !
Ron and Nancy ONESONG will be presenting a "Tribute to Hank Williams and Patsy Cline" on Saturday, November 11 at 7:30PM at the Baker High School, Baldwinsville, NY. Joining them will be Hal Casey on fiddle, Judy Shunk on upright Bass and Mark Miller on steel guitar. Proceeds benefit the Central New York Bluegrass Association. Advance Tickets available: 315-255-3982 or 315-637-4180. Donations $10 in advance or $12 at door.
THE SALMON RIVER BOYS will be entertaining on Sunday, November 26, from 2-6PM at Raphael's Restaurant, 930 State Fair Blvd (take Lakeland Exit off I-690), Syracuse, NY. Donation is $5. The Salmon River Boys are a 4 member, 2 generation, 1 family old-time string band. The 2 senior members, brother-in-laws Rex Teachout who plays tenor banjo and Hugh Hilton who plays guitar, sings vocals have been playing since 1940. The two junior members, also brothers (Rex's two sons) are Loren who plays 5 string banjo, guitar and vocals and Lee who sings, plays fiddle and bass. Rex's tenor banjo is the strong lead instrument with an individual note style melody. Hugh's voice is very old-time in style, similar to that of recordings in the 20's & 30's. Loren's 5-string banjo is of a 3 finger picking of pre-bluegrass and his guitar is more old-time sounding, while using a thumb pick rather than a flat pick. Lee's vocals are refined and often features his fine bass voice. His bass playing counters the massive treble of the 2 banjos. Herb, father-in-law of Lee fills in when Hugh is unable to play--his vocals and guitar are traditional country but does fit in well. The Salmon River Boys are also a charter band of CNYBA.
Only for November---a friend, relative or guest of a paying adult will be admitted free. Children 16 and under are always admitted free with a paying adult.
Also, THE SALMON RIVER BOYS will be playing at the Orwell Town Hall, corner Rt 2 & 22, 6 miles east of Pulaski on Saturday, November 11 (also Dec 9) from 8-12PM. Light admission, light refreshment, family oriented and great for beginners or experienced. For information, call Loren 315-298-2262.
CONGRATULATIONS to Bruce Cutler of Gospel Doings WLNL-AM, 1000 Horseheads and WZZZ-AM 1300, Fulton for winning "BEST GOSPEL RADIO SHOW" award at the Country Gospel Guild in Memphis, Tenn. on October 7-8, 2000. An award well deserved, Bruce!
RAMBLIN WITH HELEN:
What a beautiful fall day! The week at Grand Chapter in Niagara Falls was fantastic and the climax of my year's labor was all worth it when over 1300 grand officers, delegates and friends gave me a standing ovation at the conclusion of my report (I don't usually pat myself on my back, but this time I feel it's justified). Our picnic get-together of festival workers and supporters was well attended and the food and music fantastic. Thanks to George Hall for bringing me and taking me home. Not many people from Cato attend our events and I really appreciate a ride when I can get one.
Please say prayers and send cards to the following people:
Peter Hoysic (who fell and needed surgery on his shoulder), 7396 N Centenary Rd, Sodus, NY 14551.
Birthday and Get well card for Norma Sweet, 120 West 3rd, Fulton, NY 13069 (% Kathy).
Lee Aikey (who is on oxygen and not well and who also has a vision problem), 973NYS 66 N, Waterloo, NY.
Our membership Christmas Party arrangements have all been made and advance tickets can be obtained through Thayle by December 2. Our buffet and band will be super. I will be absent from November's meeting as I will be in Witchita, Kansas visiting my twin sister and her husband Don, celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. It was good seeing Donna Walter at out Jamboree in October--she said that her Mom is "hanging in there" and very determined to beat her illness. It was also great seeing Bill Szabo and his friend Ruth who were at our October Jamboree. Joy Crouch gets credit for suggesting bringing a friend to our next Jamboree (details above) and allowing one person in free with a paying adult. This may help introduce our "music" to people who are unfamiliar with it.
I hope each of you have a very "Happy Thanksgiving" with loved ones.
Until next time, The person who wants to do something, finds a way; the person who doesn't, finds an excuse.
Welcome new members: Doris M. Bruce, East Syracuse, NY; Daniel T. Rakaske Sr., Manlius, NY: Robert Earl Sprague Sr., Delhi, NY.
Written by Thayle Phair,Secretary/Editor CNYBA