Just a quick note tonight about loved ones. I will miss my brothers and their wives and my sister and brother-in-law this weekend. It will be the first time in many years we've not spent that time with them.
This is the weekend of the John C. Campbell Folk School in Murphy, NC.
In the past my family arrived on Friday evening and we spent all day on Saturday and Sunday sitting in the crowds listening to blue grass music, eclectic music from Butternut Creek and Friends and eating hot dogs.
It was great fun when my brother Ray was able to come. He brought his video camera and filmed the singing groups. He had multiple myeloma for the last three years of his life and nothing made me happier than to see him enjoying himself.
I always miss him at the Festival - and this year I will miss them all.