Mudcat Café message #1598031 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #35666   Message #1598031
Posted By: Tannywheeler
05-Nov-05 - 11:32 AM
Thread Name: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
My dad is John Henry Faulk(storyteller/lawsuit winner), my mom is Hally Wood(singer/musicologist/editorofsongbooks); Leadbelly, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Jean Ritchie, various Lomaxes, were all friends of the family and Woody nicknamed me Tannywheeler; when I was about 4yrs. old Henry Wallace had his picture taken with me(during his Presidential campaign); AND (this may be most important of all)--
During an after-party for a North Texas Irish Festival in the late 1980s or early '90s, I was in a song-circle that included Cathal McC., who was (at that latenight/early morning hour) too drunk to stand, but not to remember words. I supported him upright for almost 2 hours while several rounds of the circle were completed during each of which Cathal managed, tho' unable to stand alone, to sing his way note- and line-perfect through a long, intense ballad, and tell the story of where he learned it. (In terms of inclination and rewards, perhaps the BEST job I ever had!!)
Tah-dah!!!! No applause, just send money.      Tw