Published: October 22nd 2009August 4th 2009
Martha on the Banjo
This is a great photo of Martha playing the Banjo. Warming up before heading off to Galax.
Jackson and I checked our internet in the morning.
After lunch Martha, Jackson and I drove to Galax Fiddlers Convention
We met up with Debbie and Martha's family and watched the competition.
Did some jamming that night and got to meet up with a few of Martha's friends, including Jeremy, Stevie, Brett, Jerry Lee. Martha seemed to know everyone, and everyone knew her!
We had a late night jam with a previous member of the Whitetop Mountain Band, Spencer Pennington. He was in good spirits and it was good to meet him.
We then met John Lohman, Virginia State Folklorist, who took us for a ride in his new van.
Quite an exciting day and my first taste of Galax. It is a great place to be.
We got back to Jackson's place probably about 3am, so it was a very long day!
There are more photos below