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The following is a production of Yes Seattle. The following program was made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. It. I. Started out I started playing guitar put my dad in the old folks there still
a guy from North Carolina when I was about five years old. And laid the heart down for about 30 years until the last year they didn't. Start. You know again a lot of them out. Lots of game up high you know get up but damn a lot. It's beautiful. I know that there's something out there there's a greater power out there than they are here something out there you can take your theory cannot cure it. Most all the Tar Heels. Came here in early not from North Carolina. The timber was all cut out back there some of the old timers down there. $4 or so. Well this year boy they all ended up but. There's about 300 people in the town.
They're. Probably 60 percent of. The Bluegrass Country music. Now let's go back and come back real strong in the Dow today. So looks like we're going to be a very long story of banker left in the country.
We always look forward to being able to you know you are all your friends around you want to wait for somebody else. You just you know. Service all four hours later you're all going to the tradition.
Of. The. Raffle you have to give me rest well that's. What they want and you can grow their own house. But wait a little. You left the can of me here take care of the recovery. Never dull the lard get everything put away. You know. At heart. Still. Hard. To get right. Oh you. Mean the harlot.
Oh good. When you get a higher grade you're playing. Wrong. A loser really should wait of jail time or you don't read it all through the only thing real IT. Has learned that there.
Was more truth.
We got a problem keeping our music group together. All the boys together in and around girl. Morgan are a banjo picker here. And he thought. Them would live there.
That's what's happening with this jam. It's got a bunch of old timers in here come they're mowed down 20 years later. On the phone this thing here I made it for me and. They made it with a round ball and a jewel in the pocket of the old family and I figured on doing a little repair work to it so. It makes me feel good. There work on fatalism I guess when they bring it to me to save it think it will go pay to fix it. So I feel pretty proud of the work. I don't want to brag but I do a pretty good job. A friend of mine from the south found the panel in the warehouse back there and he brought it back here to me did I get mine repaired so I would think it appeared. But very little played with a little bit of a
loaf pan and how that works. Well. Maybe. They're. Right.
How do you know. What everything with me if. Any is real low battery. I mean my mother used to make this years ago. But you go to the fair this year. With the other. Lot of power came out the door. Because they didn't have the money to buy stuff that they could do a job where they had to make it and stayed or doing it today. Probably as much self-supporting there's anything they are in the world. You can start a tarheel. Little bit of dirt heat making my garden. If you run low
on food with no car he'll live there. You have got to move around outside. You know I had one hell of a time getting bailed as cabin. Plans down to the Countdown are they would accept him they said had to be built by an architect. I could've bought an architect in a log cabin. Then they hauled me into court. The whole town came down we beat him hands down down there. I wasn't going to build this big. The mayor said Damn man. You have a mail and I want it now I've got it. Way bigger than a need it. Or nobody told him what he could do what he could. But I enjoy being able to work for myself but it's time for somebody yeah.
A film but. A lot of road building do a lot of welding. Yes just about where. The boys worked at me ever since we started on this work and ever since it was big enough for. Learning. Thank you. One thing about it Mark. He could work with his hands. They probably got enough people working with him. At all working already. Right. So he hollered at me hollered here as I told. One of the traditions. I learned from my grandad. It's a last generation because. The land left the dam running. That you can buy. You can build your own.
I don't like to make anyone would like to try to make something better than the. Start of the first rodeo in the Taliban. I spent about 20 years working trying to build up what it is now out of work. Don't ever say that I like you wrote. It's atmosphere around you know. But I've enjoyed it more since boy with love. Just put me together.
Best jam session once a month and some of. The hotter 50 miles just to get here. Clear out a can. Don't cost you nothing to come to the jam session. Whatever donations they put in the can we take that money to feed the musicians our wives do all of that gratis is probably a mother to the group. Seems like she's a mother to everybody around lbs and always take care of everybody so. We're sure happy with our cat. Thank. You. Thank very much like you say you know.
Would you. Like to help elderly people because for many people when it comes to helping elderly people. Are Just Like A lot of people can't stand the go to people when the family dies and they don't accept things like that. When someone passes away it is really pressing for me. In fact this did occur an awful lot.
When we get. A lot of my worship is with Paul I believe in God of course numbly that you have to be born again. And you have to live it. Fran and 65 days a year we're going to do a little asking for more you're going to do running over. I want to get better and be ready and put a big smile on your face if you're rolling over with joy. You know smile is the last thing. Yeah. Thanks for playing today. I think that if you're going to make anything in your way of Christianity it doesn't
and just in the church you need to participate in the community. With my friend who's now mayor back in North Carolina you know people are calmly Well the ones that have more they don't associate too much with people that don't have anything but out here it's different. With my hair and come from about the poorest people out there and to see her make what she had out of her life just as wonderful. She went to bat and stayed down there in Everett until she got a grant for $40000. She took a sack lunch and she didn't even leave the courthouse for two weeks and she wouldn't talk to Brett because Granite Falls without it and they went out to lunch and there and got it. Community Center with the people in the town the lumber company furnished of material. And the people don't need to work to build a fire
want to see any place in the country. Most people in this town break their backs to get along with. It. It's a great place to have been blight. They kind of take care of their own. You know you're there and we don't have a cut of living here. And really I would advise you. Really there's nothing for me to do up here unless they worked in the woods. There's too many Tarheels working in the woods. I think the community as a whole here is one of the toughest communities as they are around in place in the northwest. Well your old hard working boy and ARCA always ask me to stand the woods like did it. We came up here about 14 months ago to get out of the city and bring our children to raise up here in peace and harmony in a quiet country atmosphere. We have bought this restaurant a year ago October and we spent three months fixing it up.
Dad now many many fights in the bar with guns and should have burned us out in the beginning they said they set fire in our bathroom sink busted our lights. I think we've been boycotted. We've lost a tremendous business and says last public fight. Tarheels are very cliquey very clannish feel like who they like where they don't you're going out of jams. So we'll go back where we belong. Seattle town has kept my opinion from the older generation the guys the older fellows that you're about because it was tough. I would damn sure. But they weren't destructive and felt new and tiresome but places that. We have are special here in July and it's gaining momentum all the time. I just love got to enjoy it they get their money's worth. Or there's not been any. Hassle and no fights or nothing.
Give me 10 years from now. Disappear recreation. I don't think you'll be much loved here. Just call him. There's a dancer come out of western North Carolina that's what all are people. But the little girl out here on North Carolina she
went to western North Carolina State. At. All.
Thank you. When you get up there you forget about everything. I wonder how the world of coffee. I don't know it just makes you feel great. There's no way of describing the figure. I don't think. It does go over for. Your own daughter were there was almost more footnotes on or something that's hard.
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