NEWS and TIDBITS for MAY 2003 "FLYING FINGERS BLUEGRASS JAM"
Hosted by Ed and Cathy Campbell
Come join the fun at the LaFayette Apple Festival Grounds
May 23, 24, 25, 26, 2003
For Old Time Music and Bluegrass pickin'
Saturday night, bring a dish to pass.
Free rough camping. Info: 315-637-4180
June 1 -- Noon until 6PM
End of North Street along Seneca River
Bring your instrument (if you have one), a dish to pass (to serve 8), your table service, drink and lawn chair. Ham will be furnished by CNYBA and prepared by a member. There is a nice view of the river, shade trees to sit under, and a beautiful gazebo to sit in. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the music, food and fellowship. You may drive up to the picnic area and unload your belongings, but you must return your car back to the parking area. No alcohol please. Info: Peter Carr at 315-635-5800. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
CONGRATULATIONS to the newly elected Officers and Board of Directors who will serve The Central New York Bluegrass Association, Inc. and whose term will be in effect from September 2003 to September 2004. Now, as with years past, the responsibilities of being an Officer and Board member are many, but very rewarding with the help and support of the members of CNYBA. Together we will have a strong organization. Our officers are: Robert Hayden, President: Jack Burns, Vice-President: Peter Carr, Treasurer: William Light, Secretary. The Board members are: Karl Paisley - three years; Sam Murphy - three years; Neil Shortslef - two years; Robert Simmons - two years; Jacqueline McCarthy - one year and Jerry Miller - one year.
Thank you very much to Lois Artlip who sent me the postage to mail the May's newsletter. Your donation was deeply appreciated. Thayle
Vernon Loucks called me to remind me that there will be other emcees at our festival other than Bill Knowlton and himself. They are Don "Farmer" Brown, Joe LaMay, and Ed Campbell and Carl Stump. Thanks, Vernon.
Starting mid-June until the third week in July, WSCP -1070 AM/101.7 FM will be raffling off tickets to our festival. Tune in and when a ticket is offered, give them a call at 315-298-3185. Maybe YOU will be a winner.
A J Noto - Rochester, NY
Chuck Parker - Baldwinsville, NY
We are hapy to have you as members of CNYBA.
Pete Carr received Rhonda Vincent's new CD, "One Step Ahead" to be released on Rounder Records on April 29. Pete says it is all solid bluegrass and features her strong singing. The highlight of the album was an acappella gospel number "Fishers of Man". The songs are mostly new material and the CD closes with an instrumental "Frankie Belle" and a new Martha White theme song. All in all, a really good CD. Thanks Pete for your input.
SALMON RIVER BOYS are holding a square dance at the Orwell Town Hall, Orwell, NY on Sat., May 10 and Sat., June 14th from 8pm until midnight. People of all ages welcome. Light refreshments available. Small admission charge
IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN - time to sell ads for our festival program. Your consideration from last year was deeply appreciated and we hope we can rely on you, our members, to help us out again this year. Thanks.
Full page--5x8 is $25
Half page--5x4 is $15
Quarter page--5x2 is $10
Patrons ad is $3
Remember, because we are non-profit, your sale is tax deductable. Please send ads and payment to: CNYBA, c/o Peter Carr, Treasurer, PO Box 491, Baldwinsville, NY 13027 by June 1, 2003. A convenient form is entered below.
Size of Ad--Patrons: 1/4: 1/2: Full (circle one).
Paid:____________Cash or check #________________-
Name of contact person____________________________________
Name of salesperson_______________________________________
Ramblin' with Helen By Helen Weldon
First things first - here are the answers to the first ten of Loren Teachout's alternative names for country music performers: 1.) Ray Price: 2.) Faron Young: 3.) Donna Fargo: 4.) Dwight Yokum: 5.) Carl and Pearl Butler: 6.) Minnie Pearl and Rod Bradfield: 7.) Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mt. Boys: 8.) Roy Acuff: 9.) Reba McIntire: and 10.) Ernest Tubbs. As usual, the response to this was almost nil! However, our long time member Soc Nellis, with the help of his wife Jan sent the correct list of names along with their expressions of sympathy on the passing of my twin sister. Words again are inadequate to express my thanks to all of you who called, sent e-mails, cards and letters, and assure you each in their own way helped as I deal with her loss one day at a time.
Had a note from Emma Teachout asking me to let you know about the Salmon River Boys two up-coming square dances at the Orwell Town Hall, Orwell, NY on Sat., May 10th and Sat., June 14th from 8 til midnight. These dances are for people of all ages; light refreshments are available and there is a small admission charge. The Salmon River Boys are our only charter band membership and I urge all who can to support these dances, as hear they are fun for all.
A big THANK YOU to the following for monetary/and or stamp donations: Norman and Otilla Fey, G Warren Clemens, Mr & Mrs Eugene Pritchard, Dennis Crawford and Bill Lynsky. As I say each time, every dollar and stamp helps our association; so keep them coming.
Expressions of sympathy were sent to long time supporter and member Evelyn Plucinik on the passing of her mother, Florence A. Brennam Zimmerman on April 4. She was 93 years old and was survived by 2 daughters, 2 sons, 17 grand children, 26 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Florence attended many of our events with Evelyn so know several of you will remember her. I know a note sent to Evelyn at 7341 W. dead Creek Rd., Baldwinsville, NY 13027 would be appreciated. I received a nice acknowledgment for our card sent.
Homer Reynolds, another long time member and supporter just had to have some repair surgery done on his knee replacement of two years ago. It seems some of the nylon they used didn't dissolve and it had to be taken out; but he says he is coming along fine and it feels better already. He says his garden is all in and hopes all the rain they have been having doesn't keep it from growing. If he was around here he wouldn't have been planting a garden - he would have been cleaning up after our terrible destructive ice storm. I hope each of you survived it without any serious damage or hardships.
When Carl Leege renewed his membership he wrote that his wife Clara had been in and out of the hospital 3 times this past year. This has drastically curtailed their dancing, but even at 86 she "bounces back" and tries again! Thanks so much Carl for your kind words regarding the Ramblin'.
I know you, along with many others will be saddened to learn that our dear Doodle-Do- Fiddler, Peter Hoysic has been back in the hospital since the last newsletter, suffering from a heart attack and stroke. He is now home and please keep mail going his way - 7396 N. Centenary Rd., Sodus, NY 14551; and keep him and his family in your prayers.
I've talked with both Donna and Bob Walter and both sounded good. Haven't gotten any report on Donna's tests, but Donna we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers and hoping for the best.
On a happy note, I learned this past week that my 4th great-grandchild is going to be a boy - Matthew Christopher, expected to make his appearance in Sept., and will be welcomed by big brother Andrew who will be 4 in October.
Our editor survived her stress test and the results were very positive. She was happy about that. I had someone inquire as to Thayle's new "mode of getting around" and it is a battery operated type of scooter (a Rascal) that was loaned to her by our Vice-President, Jack Burns. She is waiting for a ramp to be built, and good weather so she can venture out with it. We hope both will happen real soon, Thayle.
Congratulations to all the officers who were elected for another year of service and may our CNYBA grow under your leadership.
It was good to see George Hall and Bibianne at our April meeting and also hear that Bert and Alice Mehlenbacher are also back north.
Well folks, guess this is enough "ramblin" for this visit. Here are the next 10 names to guess and would like to think a few more will respond: 11-THE COMBUSTIBLE MALE SIBLINGS; 12-GEORGE CROOKED; 13-FRONT T FENDER; 14-BOBBY NAKED; 15-RAY'S BED REST; 16-HANK THE SNOWMAN; 17-TOILET MONEY; 18-TOILET EMPLOYMENT EARNINGS; 19-TOILET BLOOD PUMPER AUTOMAKER; 20-THE DISHONEST MALE SIBLINGS.
Until next time, remember - people are funny, they want the front of the bus, middle of the road, and the back of the church.
PENNY'S MEMORIAL WEEKEND BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL; May 23-25 at Wrench Wranch, Route 206, Coventry, NY. Tickets: $5 Friday Night: $10 Sat. & Sun.; $20 entire weekend with showers and dump - children 16 and under free with adult. Thurs: Snack bar open 7am to 10PM: Friday music starts 6:30, western dress up contest 8:30, round and square dancing: Sat: Bluegrass from 11AM to 10:30PM, guitar raffle: Sun: Gospel 10 to 11 am, and bluegrass music until 10:30pm. Mon: Breakfast only: 7-11am. Thurs, pot luck at 6:00pm, bring dish to pass: Fri: Auction at 12:30pm: Bake sale Fri eve. and Sat. afternoon: Chicken BBQ Sunday 1pm. ENTERTAINING: Plexigrass; Dyer Switch; Three's Company; Lonesome Road Ramblers; Cedar Ridge; Genesee Rose; Bill and Maggie; Pat Ashley; Wrench Wranglers and Prairie Ramblers. For info: Dave Nichols at 518-483-7684 or CPInlay@aol.com
Thousand Island Bluegrass Preservation Society 13th ANNUAL BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, June 6, 7 & 8, 2003, Lafargeville, NY (Six miles to Stone Mills Festival Grounds). Featuring: Echo Mountain (Sat & Sun); Northern Sons (Sat & Sun); Bill and Maggie (Fri); Highwater (Fri); Andy Pawlenko and the Smokey Hollow Boys (Fri, Sat & Sun); Three's Company (Sat & Sun); Bristol Brothers (Sat & Sun) and the Fritts Family (Sat & Sun). Parking lot picking contest Fri. afternoon. Win a guitar (tickets will be sold all weekend). Gates open on Thursday. Advanced weekend $25 US ($35 Can) - at the Gate for the weekend- $30 US; Friday $5.00; Sat. $15; Sunday $12. Free rough camping with weekend ticket. For advance tickets send SASE to Thousand Island Bluegrass Preservation Society, PO Box 175, Lafargeville, NY 13656. Info: 315-658-2679 or 315-568-2353.
NORWICH FAMILY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, Chenango Fairgrounds, Norwich, NY, June 27-29, 2003: Tickets: Advance by 6/10; $32: Weekend at gate $40: Fri (4-11)$10; Sat. (10am-11pm)$20; Sun (10am-6pm)$10; LINE-UP: Tater Hill, Southern Rail, 2nd Edition; Smokey Greene; Jackass Flats; Lonesome Road Ramblers; Furman Boyce & Harmony Express; Thunder Mountain; Doerfel Family Bluegrass. Scavenger hunt for Kids - Pot luck dinner Thurs 6pm. Advance tickets: SASE to Lynn Oliver, 171 Co Rd 29, Norwich, NY 13815. Info: Lynn Oliver 863-421-2934 or Openroad1@att.net. Also, Bill & Marion Kleine at 386-760-7954 or Jack & Carol King 315-691-6813.
PENNY JULY COUNTRY FESTIVAL , Wrench Wranch, Coventryville, NY (Route 206), July 4th - 6th, 2003. Music on Friday..4-??; Sat. ..Noon-??; Sunday 11-??. Entertaining is Smokey Greene, Black Gold, Classic Country, Prairie Ramblers and Old Country. Cost: weekend $20; Fri $5; Sat. $10; and Sun. $7. Children under 16 free with responsible adult. Round and square dancing all weekend. Food and beverages available - bake sales - pot luck supper - raffles. Info: Ken Silvernail at 607-754-3355 or Gene Clayton at 607-748-6671.
18TH Annual BLUEGRASS & COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL at Rick and Carolís Country Side Inn, 1263 Patten Mills Road, Fort Ann, NY 12827: Wed-Sun, July 23-27, 2003. Featuring MC's Smokey Greene and Brian Jiguere. Bands: Three's Company, Cabin Fever Band, Pat Ashley Band, Clay Smith & The New Fugitives, Brian Jiguere and Andy Pawlenko and the Smokey Hollow Boys. Wed and Thurs, Smokey Greene inside from 5-8. Friday festival outsiee at 3:15pm and then inside at 8:00pm. Saturday 10:15am until 11:45PM. Sunday Gospel only from 9:00 until 2:00. Restaurant/bar open daily at Noon. Buffet served nightly from 5 until?. Concessions outside. Tickets: Advance $25: Friday at Gate $10: Saturday at gate $17: Saturday after 5pm $9: Sunday at gate $5. For advance tickets: SASE to Rick & Carols, 1263 Patten Mills Rd, Fort Ann, NY 12827, available through July 8, 2003. Children 15 and under free with adult.
5th Annual APPLE VALLEY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, July 30-August 3, 2003 at the LaFayette Apple Festival Grounds, LaFayette, NY - 10 miles south of Syracuse and 2 miles west of I-8I on Rt 20. Line-Up: Low Profile, Threeís Company; Northern Sons; Billy Lee Cox and Mason Dixon Grass; James Reames and the Barn Stormers; Andy Pawlenko & The Smokey Hollow Boys; Bill & Maggie; Lost Time; Black Diamond Bluegrass; The Central Chapter of the NYS Fiddlers / square dance after stage performance. Tickets: Advance, $25; Weekend $30 (Canadian at par); Thurs (5-10pm) $5; Fri (2-10) $10; Sat 10am-10pm) $15; Sun. Gospel (10am-12noon) $5. Open Mic on Thursday and Sunday. Adv. tickets: SASE and pmt. to Mary Anne Burns, 1632 Stump Road, Marcellus, NY 13108 by 7/15. Electric hookup $20 weekend. Free rough camping. BBQ, Lunch, Dinner specials, Kids cornerñvendorsñMartin Guitar Raffleñplease bring extension cords and lawn chairs. For Info: Jack Burns 315-673-1844 or Bob Hayden, Limeledge Road, Marcellus, NY 13108 or Rhayden357@aol.com. Vendors contact: Bill Light at 315-463-4186. Visit our website at: http://www.cnyba.com.
The 14th Annual FOX FAMILY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, Old Forge, NY August 7, 8 & 9, 2003: Line-up: Country Gentlemen; Ronnie Bowman; The Chapman Family; Wild Fire; Second Edition; Carolina Road; Cherryholmes Family; Northern Sons; Shenandoah Blue; Lost Time; Blue Moon and The Delaney Brothers and your host band The Kim Fox Band. Tickets: $45 before 7/15 or $55 at the Gate; Thurs, $15; Fri; $20; Sat. $25; Children under 12 free. For tickets or Info: The Fox Family Bluegrass Festival, Tourist Info. Center, Old Forge, NY 13420, 315-369-6983 ir email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Make checks payable to CAA/Fox Family Bluegrass Festival. Scenic chairlift, BBQ, childrenís activities, vendors.
37th ANNUAL BILL MONROE BEAN BLOSSOM BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: June 15-22, 2003: 3rd Annual Bean Blossom Camp and Jam: July 25 & 26: Paul Williams BB Gospel Jubilee in memory of Bill Monroe, Aug. 15-17: 4th Annual BB Blues Fest; Sept 12-14: 29th Annual Bill Monroe Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Fest: Sept 25-28: 4th Annual WM Bentley Hillbilly Wagon Train Jam; Oct 9-12, 2003. Tickets on sale now: Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground, 5163 SR 135N, Bean Blossom, In 46160: Info 812-988-6422 or 800-414-4677.
PICKINí IN THE PASTURE: a celebration of traditional bluegrass music: August 21, 22, 23 and 24, 2003, Lodi, NY: Featuring on Thursday at 3:00pm, Seneca County Bluegrass, The Atkinson Family, Shenandoah Blue and The Lonesome River Band. Friday: Chester Johnson and Walls of Time, 2ND Edition, Bob Paisley and the Southern Grass, David Parmeley and Continental Divide, Nothin' Fancy. Saturday: The Bluegrass Cardinals, NewFound Road, The James King Band, The Chapmans, Bob Paisley and The Basement Band. Sunday morning Gospel: The Atkinson Family, The Blueridge Country Ramblers, Gold Wing Express and the Seneca County Bluegrass. www.pickininthepasture.com.
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