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I Went to Hebron to Hear TNT Bluegrass

I Went to Hebron to Hear TNT Bluegrass

On the spur of the moment, I went to Hebron to hear ” TNT ” bluegrass. So glad I did, there was a special guest.

Mr. Troy HEARDMAN, quite possibly one of the finest gentleman and guitarist ever. Troy is now 88 years old. His first guitar was a 1931 OM18 Martin. His dad got it for him in 1940 and paid $40 for it.

I had the privilege of sitting besides him every Wednesday for three years at Dennison University. Troy always encouraged everyone. His whit and humor would always bring laughter and smiles. At 88 years old, he doesn’t get out much anymore.

Progress of a Maple Lamp I am Working on

Progress of a Maple Lamp I am Working on

Showing the progress of a Maple lamp I am working on. The piece came from Don Rigsby, down in Kentucky.

Normally under the bark, maple wood is a light creamy color. I have had this piece about two years, putting it through a process to make it dark and multi colored.

When it is finished, it will be stunning! The hand rubbed oil finish will enhance the grain and colors.

The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place

Went to “The Gathering Place” a daycare for adults with developmental disabilities. It was a great experience to see their reaction to the songs.

I have a but if history with this building. In about the year 2000, it was restored after being empty for many years. The new floor joists and flooring, were sawn out of poplar logs that I cut. I also helped with the renovation.

As well back in the late 1800’s my family attended Church here in the old “Asbury Chapel Methodist Church”

 

Jacks Hollow Covered Bridge

Jacks Hollow Covered Bridge

The “Jacks Hollow” covered bridge. Located on Twp. Rd 108 Perry County, Ohio built in 1879.

My Great Grandpa William Henry Winland moved to ” Jacks Hollow ” in 1897 from Monroe County, Ohio. He was 7 years old and walked behind the cattle, sheep, and chickens. He said the journey took a week.

Keep It Simple And To The Point

Last night after Larry Sparks show, I had the pleasure of having a heart to heart talk with him. We discussed songwriting. I was pleasantly surprised with his viewpoint.

I shared with him these chorus lyrics of a song I had finished last week. “Lord You know that I’m just a man, tryin to do the best that I can. Lord, You hear the words I can’t say, when my heart is troubled, and I can’t even pray.”

Larry said, “You got it! Keep it simple and to the point. That’s what made Hank Williams songs so great. Simplicity! It is all about sharing your heart in the song.”

The Minstrel Man

About three and a half years ago I was invited to stay with my good friend Carl Roshong and his wife Deanna. After I had been their guests for a couple of months. Carl wrote this poem about my time in their home. I wish to share it with all of you today.

“The Minstrel Man”

“What will he pull out when he reaches in?
This Minstrel with a bag full of words.
He sings a lot about avoiding sin.
Songs about where he’s headed towards.

He accompanies himself with his git Fiddle.
Nary accepting a penny or a dime.
He just sings a bit, hangs out a little
Playing tunes in 3/4 time.

This may sound somewhat like a riddle
It’s more than that, it’s his life story.
All about country with him in the middle
Always singing of God and His glory.

You can hear him formin words
While he strums his guitar
Like a melody of birds
Heard from afar.

When he feels he’s done
He closes that bag
He’s on the run
Don’t let time lag

He’s out the door
Carryin his load
And hell bent for
Gittin down the road

This Minstrel with a bag full of words
Singing about where he’s headed for
Puts his life in the hand of the Lord
He lives his faith, and that’s for sure!

Perhaps this Minstrel will become a star
Does he want to, he probably isn’t sure?
In time,not very long, and not to far
One thing for sure….he will endure! ”

Written and copyrighted by Carl Roshong

I am a Sentimental Kinda Guy

I guess that I am a sentimental kinda guy.

I saved this from 2012. It was taped to my door at ” Value Place ” on Boone’s Creek, near Johnson city, Tennessee.

Turned out a man and his wife, from Brazil were staying at the same place. She was a concert pianist, as well as classical guitarist. She didn’t have her guitar with her and wanted to play some.

We all made connection and she played a mini concert in the parking lot. She was an exceptional musician, playing finger style.

Wish I had written their name on the back, cause I can’t remember now.

Power Of Music Festival

I was talking with my cousin Steve about the “Power Of Music Festival” He told me that it would be a great learning experience, and opportunity to network with others. I told him that maybe I would meet some lady that might swoop me off my feet.

He said ” Now, there’s no need to get pessimistic! ” Lol

Ole Free Will Baptist Church in Wagram, Ohio

Spent this evening at a little Ole Free Will Baptist Church in Wagram, Ohio. I had been invited to come and sing. I felt like I was with friends in East Kentucky, most everyone there was from Paintsville or Pikeville KY.

They asked me to come back on sing at the Songfest this Saturday. Good folks, and made me feel right at home. They love to sing!

More Of My Life Experience Stories

After receiving many requests for more of my life experience stories. Tomorrow I will be sharing the stories that an elderly black man named James told me.He was the Cook at a local diner called “Pickles” in Jonesborough, TN

He was 79 yrs old when he sat and talked with me one night. He talked about racism, segregation, and stories his mother told him as a boy growing up in Jonesborough.

He talked to me for a most two hours. At the end I asked him… “James, how much would you pay for an evening like we just had? Talking to each other about life.”

He, reached across the table we were sitting at, took me by the hand and as we shook hands. With tears, he said…” This night is PRICELESS Chuck, no amount of money could by this!”