When was the last time you jumped? ~ The Editor
This officially piggybacks on the previous post whereas on the very same night the Red Willow Arts Coalition (RWAC) was presenting Skilly & Duff, probably the longest running music affiliation for the supervisor and me since returning to God’s country. It was also a chance to see Bruce Kelly for the first time since his “health incident” – he looks and feels fine, didn’t sound bad either. It was finally a beautiful day – I was able to walk the golf course for the first time this month (and played as well as I can, thank you very much) – the temperature gradients did throw in an occasional shower from time to time, including a short one during the performance – and it made for a great evening. Roy Wicken, a RWAC founding father, estimated the crowd at 800. Fortunately, with the supervisor’s connections, we were able to reserve box seats.
[Annie, Bruce, and Mikko had the audience eating out of their hands – which I believe is a health code violation.]
[A grandson, as I recall. Annie’s beaming face would seem to indicate such.]
[Two photos were very similar. You’ll have to let me know if I chose the right one.]
[The group was introduced by Sandy Susag (of the RWAC). Sandy received at least county-wide recognition for her hilarious performance in ‘A’ My Name is Alice a few years back.]
[The excitement in a Minnesota crowd is always palpable.]
Their signature parting song, The Parting Glass:
Oh, and blog contributor, Al Grundei, captured the supervisor “acting out” The Black Velvet Band:
Her eyes they shone like diamonds, I thought her the queen of the land, And her hair it hung over her shoulder, Tied up with a black velvet band.
[Doesn’t really fit here – found rummaging for something else. Taken in the backyard on beautiful Lake Darling several years ago.]
[Proof that yesterday was indeed a beautiful day. Sam Joy dressed in full winter attire for morning golf.]
Patchouli correspondent, Sue Elliot, submitted the following from a rainy night performance at Minnehaha Falls on Wednesday. Thanks, Sue:
[Bruce and Julie (nice back lighting, Sue)]
Their new, untitled, song written just 24 hours prior to this performance:
Look for Patchouli again this weekend at Art in the Park! And say “hi” to them, and to the other performers, as the supervisor whisks me off to Wisconsin.