Robin and Linda Williams: June News 2012
The weather is perfect for an outdoor show. We're on a break from
rehearsing for this evening's A Prairie Home Companion in Cary,
NC. The Koka Booth Amphitheater is a wonderful venue and the staff
here is, to a person, fun andfriendly. It's that North Carolina
style we suppose and it is engaging.
The rehearsals are going well. What is great about today's show
is that we know and are friends with not only the APHC staff,
actors and band but also so many of the other performers. There's
Big Medicine, a tight old time string band with great vocals and
energetic instrumentals that all come from a very deep well. Adam
Granger, whom we've known from the early days of APHC in the Twin
Cities, and Anni Spring have some really strong guitar and fiddle
numbers. And Heather Masse and Aoife O'Donovan, two young, strong
vocalists who have some unique and fresh songs that will be highlights
of the show, we're sure. And Garrison has written some really funny
scripts. He's amazing. It's going to be an outstanding broadcast.
As we write this we can't help but have Doc Watson on our minds. His
recent death has saddened us greatly. He has meant so much to us
over the years and he helped define the direction of our music. We're
keeping him in mind during this show and will think of him tomorrow
as family and friends gather for his funeral in Deep Gap,NC. We'll
miss him but luckily we all still have his music.
Better go. Albert Webster or Tom Campbell could show up any moment
and tell us that we're wanted on stage.
Bumper Sticker of the Month: Give me ambiguity or give me something else.
Hope you're all doing well. Come out and see us if we come anywhere
close to you.
Robin and Linda