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Thread #141170   Message #3247394
Posted By: Duane D.
30-Oct-11 - 10:23 PM
Thread Name: Folk Legacy Turns 50 + photos
Subject: Folk Legacy Turns 50
If you ask Caroline Paton about it, she'll tell you it was coincidental that Folk Legacy was incorporated on Halloween in 1961.

There was to be a special celebration concert honoring Folk Legacy on Saturday evening (last night) at The Sounding Board in West Hartford, Connecticut. The concert was to be a full line-up of Folk Legacy artists including Caroline, Dave, and Rob Paton, even a surprise guest. The concert was sold-out by advance ticket sales several weeks ago. The biggest surprise was the unexpected snowstorm. The weather worsened and and the performer roster grew smaller throughout the day as the travelling conditions declined. Barbara and I left in the morning for our motel about 15 minutes from The Sounding Board. By afternoon the Patons couldn't get there, as well as many other performers, but the concert was on despite the weather. The performer line-up now included Gordon Bok, Ed Tricket, Howie Bursen, Sally Rogers, Larry Kaplan, Bob Zentz, and the surprise guest. The surprise guest was Ann Muir. She came all the way from France to be there. The concert became the first reunion of Bok, Muir, and Trickett. As the sound checks were run, the lights blinked as the outside conditions deteriorated. About 25% of the expected audience was there. The concert started and after about a half hour, we lost power and continued to completion by emergency lighting and many candles. Without power, the video taping and the audio recording stopped. I was taking digital still images and when we continued by candlelight I readjusted my camera to its limits and continued imaging. ( I prefer to use only available light, no flash.) The concert was grand and was enjoyed by all. Thank you Sounding Board for hosting this concert.

Happy Birthday, Folk Legacy.