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Posted By: Stilly River Sage
03-May-18 - 10:48 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Jed Marum - May 1952 - May 2018
Subject: RE: 2018 Obit: Jed Marum
After several years of pestering the Friends of the Library folks at my university they finally agreed that I could invite Jed as the performer for the holiday program. People came out of the regional woodwork - folks I hadn't seen before and who haven't been back since. It was our BEST attended holiday program that I remember in 20 years, and he had the usual delivery of a good singer - the grownup songs the kids in the audience wouldn't understand, seasonal folk and traditional songs, some of his own, and a swap out of several instruments during the performance. There was a quote I wrote down: "No set list survives the performance" and he threw in a couple extra as suited the occasion. He had recently purchased a banjola that he brought along for the evening.

I'm glad Don Wall was there to video the performance, most of it is up, one song at a time, on YouTube.