The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #75785 Message #2045940
Posted By: kendall
08-May-07 - 06:59 AM
Thread Name: Yodelling
Subject: RE: Yodelling
I first met Slim Clark when I was 15, and we became close friends. I used to yodel some, but never like he could so I gave it up and took up lying. He was as good as there was in his day.He left us 7 years ago and I will always miss him. His daughter, Jewell Clark is carrying on the tradition and doing a fine job too. His son, Wilf, is doing bluegrass with the Misty Mountaineers.
I met Wilf Carter, (Montana Slim) when I was about 16 at one of his performances, and at the break he allowed me to play his custom Martin guitar. What a treat!
Many years later at a festival, a boy asked if he might play my old Gibson, and I thought of that time with Wilf Carter, and said sure go ahead. He was thrilled and went around telling everyone that he had played my guitar.He played it very well too!
Funny how such small incidents stick with you.