|brave boy and good doctor!|
|glad it's over!|
***In other news, our NC legend, Doc Watson, has passed away after a long and musically rich life. His music and "southern mountain music" in general has always spoken to my soul. I love it. I'm not necessarily a "southern girl" as my whole family is from New Jersey and I grew up a little in Washington DC and more in Colorado before moving to NC. I've never really related to the "southern" culture although there are parts of it I love- the simplicity, the kindness, the slower pace. One thing that has always resonated with me is the mountain music. NOT the "hot new country" that is not even music half the time- but the guitar picking, banjo plucking, fiddle picking music that was influenced by Irish immigrants long ago. Doc Watson represented so much of that grassroots music. His music will live on forever! RIP Doc.