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Thursday, December 15, 2011

RICKMAN'S STORE, DECEMBER 9TH, 2011









WELL, KIND HEARTS, IT WAS WINDY AND COLD ON THE NIGHT THAT THE LIARS BENCH PERFORMED AT RICKMAN'S STORE, BUT THE ATMOSPHERE INSIDE THE STORE WARM AND LACED WITH LAUGHTER AND MUSIC. ERIC YOUNG, THE TALL FELLOW WITH THE MANDOLIN BROUGHT TWO MUSICIANS WITH HIM AND PERFORMED DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THE SHOW BECAUSE HE AND HIS FELLOW MUSICIANS HAD ANOTHER "GIG" IN CASHIEERS VALLEY. IN ADDITION TO PERFORMING HIS OWN WORK, WILLIAM RITTER JOINED ERIC IN SOME FIRST CLASS RENDITIONS. DAVE WALDROP PERFOMED ONE OF HIS "MUSICAL POEMS" ABOUT THE LOSS OF CHESTNUT TREES IN THE APPALACHIANS AND LLOYD ARNEACH, THE CHEROKEE STORYTELLER, DELIVERED A SERIES OF APPROPRIATE LEGENDS FROM CHEROKEE FOLKLORE. I TOLD A GRIM LITTLE STORY ABOUT THE NIGHT THAT MY FIRST WIFE TRIED TO KILL ME. IT WAS A LOT OF FUN. PLEASE NOTE THE SETTING. RICKMAN'S STORE, WHICH IS A LIVING REPLICA OF A TURN OF THE CENTURY GROCERY STORE, IS STOCKED WITH VINTAGE PRODUCE. IF YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN TO THIS PLACE, PLEASE CHECK IT OUT. THANKS TO THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY, THIS STORE HAS ACQUIRED A KIND OF "LIVING MUSEUM" STATUS THAT ALSO FUNCTIONS AS A CENTER FOR THE COMMUNITY'S PERFORMING ARTS.

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