The Plowboys welcome comments from fans. Please say hello in this guestbook (the form is at bottom). You can use your real name or a nickname. And please let us know where you're from.
|from Linda Chlecq||Rumford SD||Sep 19, 2013|
|I looked up my home town, <a href='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumford,_South_Dakota'>Rumford SD on Wikipedia</a>, and it told of a song by you "Rumford South Dakota is no more" on album "<a href='http://www.banjodan.com/music/discographyalbum.php?recid=1'>Snowfall</a>". My 84 yr old mother died in June and was the last resident. Now no one lives at Rumford anymore. I wondered if you wrote the song, where it came from????? I just ordered the album. Didn't think many people knew of our little ghost town.|
|From Dan:||Hi Linda. The Rumford song was written by our guitar player, Alan Davis. Al got the idea for it while visiting with his vet, Dr. Ansel Carnahan, who apparently grew up in Rumford, SD. It's a good song. If you've ordered our "Snowfall" album I believe you'll enjoy it. I'll pass your message along to Al.|
|from Beth||Morrisville||Jan 11, 2013|
|Arrrrgggggghhhhh get the DVD finished soon please! We all need a Banjo Dan fix. I can't wait much longer!|
|From Dan:||Dear Beth: "Arrrrggggghhhh" is pirate talk. The appropriate Vermont exclamation would be "Jeezum Crow!!!" I share you anguish, but these things take time. It's not just a recording of the final concert; we're also working with band-member interviews and other documentary material. I believe it'll be worth waiting for. I'm leaning on the video shop to finish it up this month. As soon as I receive shipment I'll send out a BD Newsletter and you will be among the first 1000 to know. Thanks a lot for your interest. Dan|
|from Valerie Bluhm||Lee, MA||Oct 7, 2012|
|A big hello to you and Jaye! We were so sorry to miss your last concert. I had heard from a friend that it was happening a week after we were up in VT for the sale of our Middlesex house. We are happily settled here in Lee, but sure do miss friends and the VT music scene. Well...being 10 min from Tanglewood isn't too bad! :) We also get to see Abby, Kyle, and our 2 grandsons weekly--lots of fun. With fond memories of hearing you in our first VT summer of '76, traveling with you in the SU in '89, and many other concerts in between and thereafter. My best to you and Jaye.|
|From Dan:||Wonderful to hear from you, Val. Glad to hear you and Peter are happily settled down there in the deep south. We did see a few of the old Project Harmony gang at the concert, and have heard from others. All the best to you and your family, from ours.|
|from Brian & Linda FitzPatrick||Montpelier||Sep 30, 2012|
Linda and I had the privilege of attending last night’s farewell concert. We’ve been involved with Bluegrass and a fan of the Plowboys for close to 35 years. We have never seen a performance with as much energy or a band that connected with their audience better than you guys did last night.
Good luck to the entire band and we look forward to seeing the Sky Blue Boys in the future. Please let us know if a recording of last night’s show becomes available.
Brian & Linda FitzPatrick
|From Dan:||Hi friends. I'm so glad you were able to be with us for the final concert. It's always great to see the two of you, and I'm well aware that you've been fans and friends of the band for a very long time. Seemed like we had a whole opera house full of Brians and Lindas on Saturday night. Who could ask for more? Dan|
|from Stan Sloan||Richmond/Groton Vermont||Sep 30, 2012|
|We (Montpelier native and Austrian wife) enticed two friends to join us at your farewell concert last night and they too loved the performance. I still have a cassette of yours from many years ago (ordered when living in the Washington DC area) with a personal note from Dan. We went modern last night by picking up one of the CDs. Best of luck to all of you in whatever follows in your lives.|
|from Jane Cookson||Victor, MT (and Mosquitoville, [Barnet & Ryegate], VT)||Sep 27, 2012|
|Wishing I could be in Barre on Sat nite, but will be playing my old cassettes really LOUD here in Montana. Best wishes to|
all of you. Thanks for keeping the piano in tune years ago,
|From Dan:||Play 'em loud enough and my niece over in Missoula might hear 'em. Thanks for being in touch, Jane.|
|from Russian Neck Red||Monkton||Sep 24, 2012|
|Recently got into blue grass.... just heard you on the Radio yesterday, and looked you up, I was absolutely amazed, you guys are amazing.|
P.S. Wow you guys even toured Russia?:)?
|From Dan:||Hi Red. Thanks for checking us out; glad you enjoyed our music. Our last concert will be this Saturday, Sept 29 at the Barre Opera House, Barre, VT, 8 PM. Come to the show if you possibly can - it's your last chance!|
And yes, we went to the Soviet Union in 1988 and 1989, then did a Russia tour, with a stop in Finland, in 2001. Pretty amazing, as you said.
|from Julie||Thetford, VT||Sep 20, 2012|
|9-29-2001 you guys joined us for our wedding in Greensboro and gave us the most perfect Vermont evening. We can't think of a better way to celebrate our anniversary and to say thanks again. See you in Barre!|
|From Dan:||That's terrific, Julie. I've actually heard from several couples whose wedding receptions we played. It's going to be like big reunion. So great you can come!|
|from Dan Mahoney||Chapel Hill, NC||Sep 19, 2012|
|Last Show!!!! Are you kidding me? Certainly the end of a Golden Era in New England bluegrass. I'll be there.|
|From Dan:||For any of you folks eavesdropping on the guestbook, Dan Mahoney is the famous Dobro player who worked with Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys in the early years. Danny will not only be there, he'll be on stage picking and singing a few of the great old tunes with us. Yeah, Danny, you'd BETTER be there!!|
|from Laura||Silver Spring, MD||Sep 19, 2012|
|I saw you perform at Shelburne Farms last weekend. Great show! Are you really going to call it quits soon? What a loss to the music community! Hope you'll just be "semi-retired" and still get together sometimes...|
|From Dan:||Hi Laura. Glad you enjoyed our show at Shelburne Farms. Too bad you live so far away. Our last show will feature the full band, with our terrific fiddler, and will be quite a memorable event. Officially we'll be retired after 9/29. Beyond that, who knows? We may have a recording, even a DVD, of that final concert, to go along with all our other CDs. My brother and I will continue to play as a duo (The Sky Blue Boys), and we may put the band back together for special shows... Time will tell.|
|from Dan I am||Fairfield just across dead creek||Aug 31, 2012|
|Apparently Art does know you, got a message from him to that effect. Maybe we should get you guys up here to jam together next summer... pig roast or just a bluegrass wallapallooza? We have a pretty good location for that. I haven't broached that with Art, just kicking it out there.|
|From Dan:||Hi Dan You Are. It's better to communicated with me directly at my email, firstname.lastname@example.org, rather than through the band's guestbook. Shoot me a message sometime and we can discuss some ideas for next summer.|
|from Dan Pipes||Fairfield, VT||Aug 30, 2012|
|Hey, I met your wife the other day and gave her a dozen eggs. Thanks for the card. The bluegrass band that played at our wedding was Arty Hill and the long gone daddys. Couldnt remember what ARt went by, I always knew him as Art Renkowitcz. |
Anyway, congrats on the sale of the camp. Wish we had met you earlier.
Dan I am. (with apologies to Dr Seuss)
|From Dan:||Hi Dan. Jaye sends her greetings. She really enjoyed meeting you too, and I enjoyed the eggs. Yeah, we should have met earlier, and not at a time when your family was receiving bad news. In fact, we should have met before your wedding. Our band plays a lot of wedding gigs, which always involve a lot of good vibes, good music and good cake, among other refreshments.|
|from Front Porch Phreddi||Orland, Maine||Jul 27, 2012|
|Glad you are back in the area. (In Blue Hill I know the hall won't close up on you!) Hope you get a chance to stop at Community Radio WERU-FM on your way by (even if we're a mile out of the way when you head for Blue Hill.) Looking forward to your concert! Love the Vermont songs & stories.|
|From Dan:||HI Phred. We had a real nice Maine tour this past few days, including a fine show at Blue Hill. Too bad I didn't see this message, as we may have been able to work in a visit to WERU. Thanks for the kind words about our songs. I'm aware of the station, and appreciate your support of good music. Keep 'em spinning.|
|from Adirondack Lady||Mountain View, New York||Jul 15, 2012|
|Gentlemen -- I really enjoyed your show in the wonderful Chateaugay Town Theater last evening. My first exposure to Blue Grass was in the early 70s when a co-worker/friend of mine at National Geographic magazine, Tom Gray, began playing bass with a group called the Seldom Scene.My pals and I, footloose and fancy free in the DC area, went to many of the Scene's performances, both scheduled and pickup. After listening to you last night, I Googled Seldom Scene and was surprised to see that the guys all look like a bunch of Old Fxxxx. Surely that hasn't happened to me, too? Thanks for keeping the true spirit of Blue Grass alive, as well as keeping it fresh. Enjoyed the references to Vermont also -- I lived there for 13 years before I moved to the Adirondacks 9 years ago.|
Happy playing and singing!
|From Dan:||Good to hear from you, Lady. We really enjoyed playing in Chateaugay and I'm glad you were there to catch the show. My brother (the mandolinist) and I grew up in Baltimore, so we used to go down to DC all the time to catch the Country Gentlemen, a fabulous band that really brought bluegrass to a whole new audience back in the 1960s. Tom Gray was their bass player for a long time, before helping to form The Seldom Scene. Great bass player. We've been doing our part to keep this kind of music going in the Northeast since 1972. Always nice to hear from people who appreciate what we're doing.|
|from Sandy||Barre, VT||May 4, 2012|
|Looking forward to catching your show at the Tupelo Music Hall May 19. Have never been to the Tupelo, so your performance there is an opportunity that shouldn't be passed by.|
|From Dan:||Great, Sandy. We haven't been there either, but I get a lot of good reports about the place. Should be fun. See you there - Dan|
|from Frank Pace ||Derby, Vermont ||Feb 21, 2012|
|I guess I was in East Charlestown that night I saw your show. |
|from Frank Pace||Derby, Vermont||Feb 21, 2012|
|Enjoyed your music at Northeast Stewardship in West Charlestown. Hope you come back. Did you have the big cinnimon rolls , my wife made them.|
|From Dan:||Hi Frank. We hadn't had any supper before that show, so we pigged out on all kinds of great stuff at the snack table. Your wife makes a mean cinnamon roll. The event manager has told us she'd definitely like The Sky Blue Boys to come back, so I'm sure it will happen.|
|from Takaka Twins||St. Johnsbury||Feb 20, 2012|
|Wicked show in East Charleston, the rest of the SBB tour is way too far for a follow-up trip for us. Someday would like to hear SBB do Louvin's Cash On The Barrelhead...|
Thanks for a great evening
|From Dan:||Hi Twins. Glad you enjoyed the show. The Sky Blue Boys do some Louvin Bros -- though I don't think we did any that evening. Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys did Cash on the Barrelhead for awhile, many years ago. If the rest of the SBB gigs are too far away, you can still get to Banjo Dan's show at the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line. This year it will be September 8.|
|from Carolyn L. Bates||Burlington, Vermont||Feb 16, 2012|
|I have been enjoying your music since I first heard you when Dan Mahoney was playing with you...And I photographed all of you here in Vermont during that time. Keep up the fabulous music. And please let me know when your next adventure will be this year. Looks like the last update was in 2009 on your website for video/music trailer and photos...So I hope you look at this sometime this year!|
|From Dan:||Hi Carolyn. It's always great to hear from old friends of the band. I bet those photos show five young, handsome guys. We're still at it, with maybe our best-ever personnel and a really strong repertoire of original and traditional songs. We're working around the Northeast from Pennsylvania up into Canada. Sign up for our Newsletter so you can keep up with where we're playing!|
|from Pat Marshall||Hinsdale, MA||Aug 7, 2011|
|Hi Dan! I'm so glad you all are still playing. You did play at Newfane, to answer a question asked, I was there, but am not sure of the year! I began listening to you back @ the beginning, spent summer's babysitting in Vergennes, then moved to Middlebury. Am back in MA now, but would love to hear you again. Do you go to GREYFOX?|
|From Dan:||Hey, Pat. I always love hearing from folks who heard us "way back when." It's been a long career, and we're closing in on 40 years. We've never been to the Grey Fox festival. We did play all the New England festivals in their early days, including the Berkshire Bluegrass Festival a couple times -- the forerunner to Grey Fox. Eventually we started booking a lot more theatres, opera houses, and pavilions, where the pay is better, though we do enjoy the festival scene, and still do one or two per summer. I'm thinking maybe next summer, during our 40th anniversary tour, we'll do a few more. Hey, we'll be in your state this week -- Thursday an outdoor show in Watertown; Friday at the Bolton Fair.|
|from Lorraine Rainbow||Friendship, Maine||Jul 26, 2011|
|I'm looking forward to seeing you in Damariscotta, Maine on Sunday the 31st! Raised my family on your tunes and they bring "home" back to us in a sweet way. Thanks for playing Maine this summer. You guys have just gotten better over the years, and you were good when you started!|
|From Dan:||Hi Lorraine. We played in Damariscotta at the Round Top Center for the Arts about 3 years in a row, several years back, and always had a great reception in that town. We're really pleased the Lincoln Theatre has booked us for a show on 7/31, and certainly looking forward to getting back to Damariscotta. See you there.|
|from Dave Elkinton||Huntingtown, MD||Jul 26, 2011|
A voice from the past! I enjoyed hearing you guys on XM radio a few years back, but then you were dropped from their play list. With new (solo) albums out, send them one and maybe your non-New England fans will get to hear you.
And, let me know if you are coming touring into the mid-Atlantic states.
|From Dan:||Dave Elkinton! Incredible -- after all these years. I remember you well -- the pipe, WOBC, the Folk Song Club. Great to hear from you. Thanks for checking in to the Banjo Dan website. I'll tell Al we've heard from you. Send me an email sometime and we'll catch up.|
|from Chrissy||Williamstown, MA||Jun 17, 2011|
|Hi there...I attended a bluegrass festival in Newfane Vermont (I think it was a 3 day thing) in the summer of 1979...I have been trying to locate some of the great musicians that played that gig...would you folks be one of them perhaps? If not, any recollection about those fesitvals? They were wild and wonderful....♥|
|From Dan:||Hi Chrissy. That was a long time ago! I think we may have played that one, but after nearly 40 years with the band I can no longer remember all the concerts and festivals. Yep, the times were wild and wonderful. Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys are still going strong, though. Check out the calendar on our website and catch one of our shows this summer if you can.|
|from Will Herrmann||Conway, NH||Sep 12, 2010|
|I'm looking forward to hearing you in Adamant in October, and was wondering if you'd be willing to pull out some of the songs from I'll Take the Hills?! I had it on cassette as a teenager growing up in VT, and still remember many of the tunes word for word. Maybe hold off on Old Dan unless you're ready to see a grown man cry... Seriously though, glad to know you're still making music!!|
|From Dan:||Hi Will. Glad you'll be joining us at the Adamant show. We aim to put on a fine show for our friends and neighbors here in Central Vermont.|
Nice to hear you have fond memories of some of the tunes from I'll Take the Hills. (That's available on CD now, by the way.) Don't know if we'll be doing any of those -- we'll see. Oddly enough, because that was a studio recording using a lot of different players and singers, a lot of those songs were never performed live. One of the few exceptions was "Old Dan," which our family singing group, The New Bremen Town Musicians, used to perform. But that was several years ago....
|from Pete Benway||South Glens Falls NY||Aug 25, 2010|
|Just recently attended your show at the Wood Theater in Glens Falls and what an amazing show you put on. You are all just great,great musicians. And it was awesome how you weaved in and out to the microphone for solos and singing, can't believe that no one took a bow in the ear or a tuning peg up the nose. So glad that I bought a ticket and hope to see you again|
|From Dan:||Mighty kind words, Pete. I may just quote you somewhere sometime. Glad you enjoyed the show, and hope you can join us next time we play over in NY.|
|from Mike & Cindy Tracy||Framingham, MA||Aug 15, 2010|
|Would like to send the photos I took on Aug 12 at our house but this format isn't going to work- need an email address. Email us At email@example.com.|
Your music is still rattling around in my head. Love it.
|from Carol C||Washington, DC||Aug 11, 2010|
I went to the USSR with you guys in 1989ish... and I still have fond memories. Great to hear you're still doing your thang! When did your hair get so white?
PS: I just had my first banjo lesson last week!
|From Dan:||Carol, Carol, Carol. What high school were you in? That'll place it in either 1988 or 1989. Long time ago, but Jaye and I still have loads of fond memories of those trips, and, somewhere, boxes of photos. After 4 Project Harmony excursions, the band got to go back -- without high-school kids -- for a concert tour somewhere around 2001. Pretty amazing -- and believe me, present-day Russia is way different from late-80s USSR!|
As I recall, it was trying to keep tabs on all you crazy high school kids who turned my hair white. Or maybe it's just the passage of the years. The cool thing, no matter the color or thickness of the hair, is that we can still play the music -- and, if I say so myself, it's as good as ever if not better.
Very cool that you're taking up the banjo. Just one friendly bit of advice, though -- don't ever become a professional musician!
Hey, thanks for being in touch. Enjoy the music!
|from Jackie McCuin||Weathersfield VT||Jul 25, 2010|
Wondered if you ever heard the CD by Julie Lee, Stillhouse Road. She opened form either Allison Krauss or McMaster once here in VT. I have been patiently waiting for another CD but she hasn't produced another yet. Thought you might like to adopt a song of hers.
We try to get to you guys whenever we can. See you at the Cornish Fair! A first for us.
Another long time fan....
|From Dan:||Hi Jackie. Haven't heard that CD yet, though I've heard some good stuff about Julie Lee. We'll check it out someday. Meanwhile, guys in the band keep writing great songs, so we have no shortage of material coming in all the time. See you at Cornish - Dan|
|from Ann Nevin||Bradenton Florida||Jul 24, 2010|
|We heard Banjo Dan and team at the Chocolate Church in Bath the night of the big storm--the power held until the encore, yet the Ploughboys ploughed on in grand harmony. A wonderful surprise....|
|From Dan:||Thanks for braving the storm. What a night! I guess it goes to show it takes more than thunder and lightning to stop the Plowboys. Even age hasn't done it -- we're in our 38th year and the music seems to get better all the time.|
|from Sara Clark||Jacksonville, Florida||May 7, 2010|
|Miss you guys bunches! |
|from Dr. Bombay||Madison Twp, OH||Apr 28, 2010|
|I'm an old Bluegrasser and one time banjo player and have been a fan of BDMP since I acquired your "Snowfall" LP...have about worn it out and am wondering if it's been re-released on CD, please?|
|From Dan:||Hi Dr. B. Thanks for asking. Most of our early LPs and cassettes have been re-mastered for digital, which means they're now available on CD. Check the Ordering tab under Music on our website -- you can order Snowfall, High Time, and lots of other early recordings along with our more recent stuff.|
|from Guthrie||Philly area||Apr 11, 2010|
|Check out the new BDMP Wikipedia article. It needs more detail, but it is a nice start.|
|from Cathy||Barre, VT||Mar 12, 2010|
Bluegrass is in my blood--and in my heart. My dad was born in Arkansas, and I'm pretty sure I was listening to bluegrass on 78 records before I could even talk! :) One tends to walk away from such things during their teen and early adult years, but the seed had been planted. I am no longer a young adult by any means, and have fallen back in love with bluegrass. My loving husband bought me a banjo last Mother's Day (I'm about half afraid of it!), but I can't seem to find a teacher in the Barre-Montpelier area. Any suggestions? Thanks for any help you (or anyone!) could give. I had planned to see your New Year's performance, but had an illness in the family. Maybe next year....?
|From Dan:||Hi Cathy. Don't be scared of your banjo. Do give me a call at 223-6965. I live in Montpelier, and I do a bit of teaching.|
|from Phreddi||WERU, Orland, Maine||Jan 19, 2010|
|Thanks for another great First Night concert. So glad I could get to hear you live again. And thanks for helping WERU community radio with CDs. Looks like we need to fill out our collection with some re-releases. Love your songs of Vermmont.|
|from Ruth||Burlington VT||Jan 6, 2010|
|Haven't been to First Night in a while, but you drew me there and I loved the traditional blue grass - what an amazing performance, even with Willy under the weather. Also loved the mandolin. But where was Big Al?|
|From Dan:||Hi Ruth. We've been playing Burlington's First Night for about 25 years -- always a good time; glad you enjoyed it. Al's still our guitar man, but the poor guy spends the winter in the Caribbean these days. But Andy's a good mandolin man and Willy does fine on guitar, and the show goes on.|
|from Anne Henderson||west spfld ma||Oct 21, 2009|
|My husband and I recently went to Vermont. We stopped in a gift store and found your CD. We played it the night we came home and we loved it! We are planning to order more CD's very soon. I'm sorry we missed you in westfield ma. this summer. If you return next summer we will be there. Your music is great.|
|From Dan:||Hi Anne -- nice to hear from you. Too bad you missed our show in Westfield, but I'm looking into getting back there next summer. You might consider signing up for the Banjo Dan e-Newsletter, which will keep you up to date on the band's shows around the Northeast, as well as those of The Sky Blue Boys (Banjo Dan and Willy Lindner). The duo will be coming to W. Hadley in January -- not too far from you. Meanwhile, I'm glad you're enjoying our music.|
|from Blondie||Stanley Park--Westfield, MA||Aug 24, 2009|
|HOT Fiddler Phil!!! After I picked my heart up off the floor, I felt as if I was in the lucky position of seeing history being made firsthand--Banjo Dan, Willy, Big Al, Jon Henry and Phil are a wonderful rare group of musicians who pull out all the stops to pick, grin, strum, fiddle, sing and thrill the audience with expertise and professionalism while making it all look so easy and giving a show that is refreshingly spontaneous, down-to-earth and natural in every way! Clearly Vermont needs no wood, coal or oil with the energy you all emit! Thank you for a terrific show, another die-hard fan was born last night in Westfield Mass! (me--that is, and I am SURE many more!) Hope you all have a great time in Wolfeboro, NH, a great town that is in for a treat, you guys can class the place up!|
|from Gene||East Longmeadow, Mass.||Aug 24, 2009|
|You guys were just great at Stanley Park Sunday Evening|
Hope to see you all again soon.
|from Redwing Cleveland||Agawam Ma.||Aug 24, 2009|
|Thank you so much for the great music last evening at Stanley Park in Westfield Ma.|
You guys are the best.
|from Mildred Denney||Leicester, Vermont||Jul 12, 2009|
|Wow! What a fantastic performance on the Green in Middlebury!!! I am ashamed to say I really didn't expect such a professional level but was I ever wrong. Thank you very much, we had a fabulous evening! We hope we'll be able to see you again!|
|From Dan:||Hi Mildred. Thanks so much for the kind words. The Middlebury Festival on the Green is a fabulous event, and the terrific setting, stage, and sound seem to bring out the best in us. We had a great time playing there, and the great audience response seemed to confirm our feeling that we delivered a good show. In case you can't tell, we love playing this music!|
Keep an eye on our schedule and come see us again when you can.
|from Judy Enello||Dummerston,VT||Apr 19, 2009|
|How about Music by John Fletcher, Words by Frances Kyle, in 1856?|
But don't be dismayed by the long list of artists who have recorded this song-keep on singing!
|From Dan:||Hi Judy. Interestingly, I've received several messages about that great old song. When I get a chance I'll look into your link, and others that people have sent us, and learn a little more about "Seeing Nellie Home." Thanks for being in touch and encouraging us to keep on picking and singing -- which we certainly will!|
|from Judy Enello||Dummerston,VT||Apr 19, 2009|
|Hi guys: What a wonderful gift to Brattleboro last night. Thank you. We are a bunch of music lovers--and this was EXCEPTIONAL pickin and playin and singin and joshin! Hope you come back soon.|
|from Lois||Charlestown, NH||Apr 19, 2009|
We enjoyed your show at the Latchis in Brattleboro. I wanted to comment because you were guessing that the song "Seeing Nellie Home" was from the turn of the 19th to 20th century, then you asked if anyone knew anything else about it. I would like to suggest that you find a copy of "The Musical Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder" which includes that song, which means that Pa the fiddler knew it already by the 1860s. We had a cassette that came with the book that we used to sing with the kids in the car. Coincidentally, the quote of the month on a webpage about her is this right now(from Little Town on the Prairie):
"Almanzo Wilder stood in the line of young men near the door, and Laura was embarrassed. She saw now that several young men were taking young ladies home. She felt her cheeks flushing and she did not know where to look."
There is so much wonderful music (and food!) described in her books, and the fiddle kept them feeling safe and happy (imagine a world without radio!).
As a girl I was obsessed with all things "Wilder." But the books are fun for everyone of all ages, and so I hope you "Plowboys" can enjoy them too.
|From Dan:||Thanks for that insight, Lois. How nice to know that Laura and her family were familiar with that great old song. We've received a number of messages from folks like you who enjoyed it and shared their knowledge of its origins. Good music is good music, and it just lasts and lasts.|
|from Dennis Shanley||Jeff, Vermont||Mar 7, 2009|
Other than the sap flowing you guys being back on the road is the best thing that happens twixt now and the end of mud season! Catch'ya in Hyde Park.
|from Margo Howland||Claremont, NH||Mar 4, 2009|
|Love your music. Any chance you'll get a Facebook site? I'd like to be able to say I am a fan.|
|from Tim Closson||Gulf Shores, Alabama||Jan 16, 2009|
|Heard you on WMUD, Good stuff!!! Gotta have more.|
|from Rob. Rennell||Peru NY||Dec 5, 2008|
|Googled you for grins. Very glad to see you are still kickin' it out. |
I still have a copy of Snow Fall I bought from you off the stage at the Klondike in Beekmantown in 76,77,78?
|from brian dowdall||market harborough,england||Nov 20, 2008|
|so good to hear that music again,i dug out my copy of catamount is back,some of the best b,grass /folk music ever made!keep picking guys,love and peace from the old country!|
|from Michael||Turners Falls, MA||Nov 9, 2008|
|Hey guys---just bought a used original copy of "Snowfall" on vinyl and found a note inside from Al to a booking agent in Rutland. It was sent to this booking agent in 1977 (two years before I was even born). as a promotional copy. What a find! And I'm really enjoying the music very much as well. I'll have to make it to a show sometime.|
|from Dan Axtell (not the banjo-playing Dan)||Westminster, VT||Nov 5, 2008|
|As a longtime fan of BDMP, I've had a lot of fun redesigning the website AND making it more interactive.|
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