Big rumor going around that Roy hopes to come to New York in January, along with O'Leary-Johns and the crew to make a new recording for Minstrel. I wonder if we can squeeze some confirmation of this out of the Mudcat's "Burl." Worth a try, anyway. Might even let us know that Roy's beginning to sing a bit again, regaining confidence in his voice every day.
I saw the CD advertised in the issue of Living Tradition that reached here today. Sounds like an absolute must have for dedicated folksters. Let me add that the ad states "all profits go directly to Roy." I've had several reports from friends who were able to attend the big Roy Harris Day. It was, I'm assured, a great success. Gave Roy a real boost, too.
Silver Spring diner, Lamarca? Shucks, Roy even liked the good old diner we have in Millerton, NY, only seven miles from here. That's right across the street from the Oblong Book and Record shop, a great place. And just a half a block from the shoe repair shop where I took the back-cover photo of Art Thieme holding up the well-worn shoe to illustrate his song: "That's the Ticket" (title song of his first Folk-Legacy record!). What say, Burl? Any news of Roy?