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Thread #120096 Message #2613625
Posted By: Genie
18-Apr-09 - 12:37 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Seattle's John Ross, Mudcatter, April 2009
Subject: RE: Obit: Seattle's John Ross, Mudcatter, April 09
John Watt tells me he plans to do a "John Ross Memorial Last Band Scramble" at Folklife this year. DK if there will be other tributes. JW thinks he can handle doing most of JR's "shtick" for the band scramble this year, but it's questionable whether the band scramble can/will continue after this year without JR. There's a lot of work involved in putting it/them together, and JR's droll wit really was a big draw.
Anyway, if you are going to be at Folklife this May, I hope you'll consider taking part in the Band Scramble as a tribute to John. I think we can do more by way of tribute than just have the the Band Scramble and have someone do John's customary lines. No reason why the songs the competing bands do can't be, in one way or another, tributes to John.