The show must go on...went up to White Springs for the monthly "Cracker Coffeehouse" on Saturday night. I had hoped that soon-to-leave folk-life director John Kay would be there hosting, but I had missed his last appearance, last month. I hear he will still be there for the Florida Folk Festival, so perhaps I'll have a chance to say goodbye then.
Anyway, Lance Lazenby (what a name, eh?) was there to handle hosting duties. Lance lives down near Gainesville; grew up down there though he spent a good bit of his life in Nashville, doing sessions and stuff. Probably exaggerates it, like all of us who spent some time there! :) The crowd was smaller than normal and there were only four of us (including LL) who signed up to perform. Soooo...Steve, who only had practiced three songs, was called on to do a couple 15 minute sets.
Good thing I had done my Cowboy act the weekend before in Panama and had some stuff I could pull out. I did the four traditional songs on my album -- even yodeled, despite the fact that a real yodeler, Lucinda Makley-Maynard (of the Makley family) was there. Sang a couple of my own silly songs...couldn't remember any of the serious ones! Did 'Whisky in the Jar' and 'Keep on the Sunny Side' and 'I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago.'
I reckon I'll go there occasionally (it's the first Saturday) of each month, though it's not the same. Even the usual flock of older Southern ladies weren't there to man, er, woman, the refreshments table. Instead, a ranger with a cash register...and he charged us sales tax! Gosh!