The Central New York Bluegrass Association will be holding their monthly jamboree back at Raphael's Restaurant, 930 State Fair Blvd., 2 miles north of the State Fair grounds--off of Rt 690, Lakeland Exit, Syracuse, NY. Our event will take place on Sunday, September 24, 2000 from 2-6PM. Admission $5--children 16 and under free. Food and beverages available.
Entertaining will be THE LEATHER STOCKING BLUEGRASS BAND, who plays "A touch of catskills" in their music. This group consists of singer/songwriter, Robert Sprague, who does vocals and plays guitar and dobro guitar. Also, joining him are Bill and Evelyn Talbot who play guitar, mandolin, dobro guitar and fiddle. They also vocalize as a trio. This group are members of CME, ASCAP, & ACM. They have played on several radio stations such as WDLA-92.1FM in Walton, NY; WVOA-105.1FM for Farmer Brown in Syracuse; Reflection of Life radio with Steve Godfrey, Bluefield, WV and Doc Williams Country Store in Wheeling, WV. They also play for county fairs, nursing homes, theme parks and wherever else they are needed. They also played at the 2nd Annual CNYBA Bluegrass Festival--see festival. For further info on the jamboree: Ed Campbell--315-637-4180 or email@example.com.
By unanimous request and an apology by "gentleman" Ed, Helen is back doing the Ramblin'. Andy Revutsky, board
member, has been ill, but has recovered and traveled to France to visit a new grandchild. Please remember the following
people in your prayers: Smokey Greene on the loss of his wife Pat: Donna Walter whose Mom has cancer; Maxine
Cleaveland who's husband, Dave, recently passed away. Also cards to the following would be appreciated: Dusty & Carrie Bevins, Box 68A, Chilson Rd., Ticonderoga, NY 12883: Homer Reynolds, 128 Lynnwayne Circle, Havelock, NC 285322-9432: and Aggie Simmons, 1040 County Rtd 23, Constantia, NY 13044. The Salmon River Boys (charter band of CNYBA) family has been having a few setbacks--Loren hit his head at the Ramble Picnic and it required 17 stitches to repair the cut--Loren's Mom is having difficulty adjusting to new medicine, and Hugh Hilton has started his third series of chemo treatments. A card to them would be appreciated at: 4431 US Rt 11, Pulaski, NY 13142.
It was wonderful seeing Frank "Bill" Szabo at the festival and also great seeing him "clog up a storm". Bill presented two
plaques to well-deserving members of CNYBA--Ed Campbell and Mary Carr. We pulled a "fast one" on both of them as each was informed that the other was going to receive the awards. Our stage is a MASTERPIECE and we hope we get to use it for many years to come. Helen wishes she could have attended the festival for more than one day, but she certainly was kept busy working at the gate--taking memberships and renewals--and chatting with many, many people.
Please remember our meeting in September on the 10th. At 1:00 is our board of directors meeting (after the Mason's breakfast) and at 2:00 is the membership meeting. All is welcome to attend the membership meeting --your input is appreciated.
Congratulations to James Treat and Thomas Russell, new board members starting in September. Thank you very much to Mary Carr and Jerry Miller who had served on the board for several years and were an asset to out organization.
Mary Carr wishes to thank everyone for the "Irene Thurston"plaque that she received at the 2nd Annual CNYBA Bluegrass
Festival--it was a wonderful surprise.
Welcome to new members: Gary Smity, Ava, NY; "Soaring Hawk" Floyd A Johnson 111, Williamson, NY; David Prine, Moravia, NY; Dean W Bartholemew, Addison, NY; Dick and Barb Horning, Parish, NY; William J Coleman, Weedsport, NY; George and Marion Goodwin, Oneida, NY; and Dora J Tupper, Clay, NY. We hope you enjoy your membership and become active in our events. Anyone else wishing to become members, please see "membership".
Bruce Cutler of Gospel Doings, WLNW-AM 1000 Horseheads and WZZZ-AM, 1300 Fulton has for the SECOND time been nominated for Best Gospel Radio Show awards which will be held in Memphis, TENN, October 5-7. Congratulations and Good Luck, Bruce.
Our member band, Flint and Russell, is now called Mountain Magic. This band, along with Jordan Flint on mandolin and vocals,Thomas Russell on lead guitar and vocals, includes two new members: Jason Johnson from McGraw playing 5-string banjo and Carol Parker playing rhythm guitar and vocals.
There will be a Finger Lakes Bluegrass Jam on Sunday, September 24--2-8PM at the Ontario County Arts Council 65 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY. Plenty of parking--acoustic instruments only--all bluegrass musicians, fans and curious are welcome. Rotating "open mike" for bands or pickup groups. Smoke free--snacks and non-alcoholic beverages available. Donations appreciated. Info: Arts council 716-396-0087 or John Long 716-394-5711.
Challenge the Corn Maze August 17 through October at the Medina Stone Farm, 255 North Gravel Road, Medina, NY 14103 (15 miles north of Thruway Exit 48A on Rt 63, 1/2 mile north of the Erie Canal--next to Gallagher's Hill. Adults $5.50, 4-12, $3.50. See www.medinastonefarm.com or call 716-798-9238.
The Salmon River Boys will be playing at the Orwell Town Hall, corner Rt 2 & 22, 6 miles east of Pulaski, Saturday, Sept 9, 2000 from 8-12PM. Light admission, light refreshment, family oriented--beginners as well as experienced welcome.
HOMESTEAD BLUEGRASS will be playing at the Jordan Fall Festival on September 23 at 4PM and at the Oswego Pumpkin Festival on October 7 at 2PM.
Ron and Nancy OneSong will be playing at the Riveria Theater, on October 11, N. Tonawanda, NY at 2PM. Info: 716-692-2413.
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Written by Thayle Phair,Secretary/Editor CNYBA