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Thread #49697   Message #751829
Posted By: wysiwyg
20-Jul-02 - 09:55 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Dave Carter, 49, heart attack (1952-2002)
Subject: RE: OBIT: Dave Carter
From a mail list I belong to-- what a lovely tribute to him as well as to the business in general.



Dear Friends,

Many of you have heard the very sad and tragic news of Dave Carter's untimely death following a massive heart attack 2 days ago. Although the festivals will certainly go on and still be as festive and wonderful as we can make them, we know Dave would have wanted it that way, we will sorely miss him, and Tracy as well. We can't begin to imagine the loss this is for her.

We have decided we will not replace Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer on mainstage or in any workshop set they planned to be in either. They are not replaceable as far as we are concerned and it just seems that this is not the appropriate thing to do. Instead, we are planning a tribute for their Sat night Mainstage spot. That spot will feature the songs of Dave Carter as it was meant to be.

The set is on Main on Sat night 7:20 to 8:30P and will feature several FRFF featured artists including Chris & Meredith Thompson, Nerissa & Katryna Nields, Erin McKeown and others to be announced. Other artists will also contribute Dave Carter songs to some of the workshops Dave & Tracy would have done. Dave Carter's songs will go on as planned in those spots. The loss of Dave Carter to this community is a tragedy beyond words. He was one of the most gifted songwriters ever in this world.

Anne Saunders
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
July 26, 27, 28, 2002
Long Hill Farm, Hillsdale, NY
Winterhawk 2000 and 2 - Bluegrass and Beyond
August 2, 3, 4, 2002
Long Hill Farm, Hillsdale, NY