Giving the communion meditation at First Christian in Colorado Springs, I related the story of my first thumbpicking contest and wanting to call dad.
It was the third weekend in May, and so I was back at the Ozark Folk Center for Thumbpicking Weekend.
Then the emcee said, “The winner of the 2012 National Thumbpicking Guitar Contest comes from Greenwood, Indiana.” With that introduction he called my name as this year’s national thumbpicking champion.
“It’s Merle Travis weekend,” I overheard from the breakfast table next to mine. “They have a contest out at the Folk Center today.” And there I was. The night before,… Read more »
The Otterbein Community Concert Series is a folk- and family-friendly concert series hosted by Otterbein United Methodist Church, near Greenfield, Ind. The series is in its second year, and a… Read more »