Yearly Archives: 2010

Bombardier-navigator, Lt. Barbee

My late father-in-law, Bob Barbee (3rd from left), as a young bombardier-navigator at Barksdale. Later, he flew over Italy. His outfit had so many casualties that before he was 25, he was the “old man.”

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Me at 23, 1979, Brugieres’s in Howardsville.

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American Folklore Society meets in Nashville

Here’s to all my colleagues at the annual American Folklore Society, in Nashville. I was in Nashville the LAST time AFS met there (’82. 83?), when I was still a baby folklorist, at 30, a grad student at Chapel Hill.

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Vagabonds, late ’40s

OK, name THESE Virginia Vagabonds. Note the electrically-amplified mandolin, piano, and drum kit. Hint: this photo ( by Rip Payne) is displayed at a prominent business on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. Bonus points: What event was it that they were performing

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Virginia Vagabonds

Name the original Virginia Vagabonds.

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Cap’t. Larsen’s garage

Click to see slideshow of photos: From New Album 9/26/10 12:30 AM

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Daniel Womack, blind gospel singer, guitarist

This is a photo I took at the Ferrum Folklife Festival in 1976 or 1977 of my friend and mentor, Daniel Womack. Womack was a blind gospel singer and “Piedmont-style” guitarist who lived near the Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, Virginia.

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