We have been 4Hers ever since Elijah was 8.🍀 Never did we think we'd be playing a LIVE concert broadcast across the entire state of Maryland for the Maryland State 4H Virtual Camp Concert! You could've knocked us over with a feather when Mrs. Barbara Barga asked us!
Then The Manager got the idea to try Instagram TV, broadcasting LIVE on 2 platforms. Then The Manager says we should also record it on video to use as our Front Porch Series recording for this week. So...we were basically talking to and playing for 3 different cameras. That's a lot for a folk trio from the swamp!
BIG HUGE thank yous to Maryland State 4H, Ms. Amanda Wahle, Mrs. Barbara Barga, and Mrs Amy Rhodes. (And The Manager...of course!) And to all of the campers who were such a great audience, praising us and asking awesome questions and and thanking us at the end. Best part!!!
Every Monday in June, The Folk Villains have been tuning in to GreyFox Bluegrass Academy, led by Mr. Mark Panfil, and enjoying the opportunity to sing and play some great songs with great people. Elijah also got to meet and work with banjo master Ira Gitlin! The GF BGA created a split-screen video of us all playing "Keep on the Sunny Side."
Watch it and play "Where's that Villain?" like "Where's Waldo?"
Hopefully we can attend GF BGA in person and maskless in 2021!
...well...maybe that's a bit of an overstatement. Hey...we can remember it any way we want to, okay? 😂🤣
So, The Steel Wheels, founders of Red Wing Academy, invited past RWA attendees and their families to record a video of themselves singing to The Steel Wheels' famous song, "Red Wing." You could play along...you could strum a tennis racket...you could include your pets...The Steel Wheels invited participation of any kind.
That's where Hercules the WonderCat comes in with his 5 minutes of fame. Click the button below for a link to the Red Wing 2020 Finale Video Compilation and, if you're interested in seeing Hercules the WonderCat in full effect including a gigantic yawn & dramatic stretch, click the YouTube link below.
Thank you, RWA, Ms Megan Tiller, and The Steel Wheels for this opportunity!!!
At Virtual Maine Fiddle Camp, Elijah attended a special group for teens called the Teen Tones. Next year, Isabel will be a teen and participate, too. So will Guin now that she is 100% sure that it's okay to participate if you're not technically a teen! 😂 The Teen Tones' creator Helen Newell compiled all the videos into a split-screen performance. And it sounds amazing!
Funny how there's Elijah and then another guy that looks exactly like him. Weird!
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