Mudcat Café message #364513 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #28910   Message #364513
Posted By: GUEST
28-Dec-00 - 09:57 AM
Thread Name: Welcome to the 'Cat---Jean Ritchie
Subject: RE: Welcome to the 'Cat---JEAN RITCHIE
You were about to launch into another song when the CSX (used to be L&N) "Bullet" passed through slowly and blew its whistle at each crossing in the town. You didn't miss a beat as you took the opportunity to sing "The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore," a capella. What a treat, with that lonesome whistle as your only accompaniment. Even though some Kentucky thumbpickers later tore up the stage doing a tribute to Mose Rager, and the "big draw" and show closer was Don Everly, that impromptu moment with the train stands out.