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Thread #55436 Message #865699
Posted By: Sandy Paton
13-Jan-03 - 02:04 AM
Thread Name: Washington Square Memories
Subject: RE: Washington Square Memories
Thanks, Frank, for the correction re: the Bob Carey Trio. It was the hiccup I was thinking about when I described their "Tom Dooley" as being remarkably similar to the later Kingston rendition.
Paul Cadwell's gone now, but he was playing that fishing-line strung banjo well into his nineties. Used to see him at Indian Neck every year. Tex Koenig is gone, too. I met him when I did a concert at a small college in Colorado. I needed a set of silk-&-steel strings for my antique Washburn (the one now owned by Hedy West -- or was, the last time I saw it and her) and couldn't find one anywhere in town. Tex was a student at the college, majoring in gunsmithing, no less, and he offered me a set. Saw him once again in New York -- just ran into him on the street -- and then once again in Toronto before he died.
Saw Robin Roberts at the 2002 NOMAD festival in Newtown, CT. She shared fond memories of Alan Lomax with us. I think we can thank Jack Langstaff for getting her there. And we can thank Jerry Epstein for getting Jack there. Jack played a great tape of Lomax addressing the crowd at the annual Cowboy Poetry gathering -- reminiscing and singing examples from the Lomax collection. Robin talked about her adventures collecting in Ireland with Alan. But all this is off-topic. Sorry.