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Thread #59539   Message #2691374
Posted By: Guy Wolff
31-Jul-09 - 09:37 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Allan Block (of Sandal Shop fame) - 2013
Subject: RE: Info: Allan Block (of Sandal Shop fame)
Fun to find this . I met Allen at the Sunapee Craft fair just after coming back from a summer at Jugtown Pottery in North Carolina and all the music one would hear there in the wake of the waves left behind by Ralph Rindzler ><><> And then a year in Wales with the music of that wonderful country . It was so exciting to see a group of craftsmen in my own New England have the same passion for what I think of as "Home Made Music ". Allen had a batch of musicians around him in his booth at the fair .He was so cordial and the music so inviting ; That day really pushed me forward towards my efforts to find real music in my life . I saw him again years later while playing a weekend at the Folkway in Peterborgh . I had played for years with a great Connecticut musician named Gordon Titcomb who was married to Rory years ago . I think as many stories as we can get about the music around the sandal shop in the village would be a who's who of what was going on in folk music at the time .   All the best Guy