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Thread #97963   Message #1934985
Posted By: GUEST,Art Thieme
12-Jan-07 - 11:38 PM
Thread Name: University of Chicago Folk Festival
Subject: RE: University of Chicago Folk Festival
I just put a fond memory of the University Of Chicago Folk Festival on the Fred McDowell birthday thread. Downstairs back stage at Mandel Hall, he and I split a bottle of champagne one year at that great festival. His set was even more amazing as a result.

I never missed a session of the first 6 years. And then they actually hired me two, no, three, times to be a part of the doings. It was always an honor to play on that stage where so many of my heroes and mentors had performed.

What a time it was.