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The Appalachian String Band Music Festival has come and gone but not without leaving a lasting impression on our lives. The generosity of musicians can't be overstated in these parts. Pickers are, in general, a gracious bunch and not hard to spot with hats on that say "Banj'r ". On Sunday, the final day of the festival, the three gentlemen in the next two pictures, walked into the store. The fella in the second picture with the banjo and hat that says Banj'r came to the counter. There were no instruments present at that time just a suspicion that I had hit pay dirt. Sure enough, with promises of land and title and other privledges at the store, these three New Englanders agreed to sit and pick. We were all busy with our Sunday rituals but they played happily in the background. Upon leaving the store I mentioned to the banjo picker that I admired his hat. He gave it to me. Don Borchelt has a web site located at Thank you for your time and talent.

This guy could really play the fiddle. I included details of his band above. Just took a picture of his business card. Interesting stuff. Probably was more trouble than the dollar he saved on coffee but this gentleman was gracious enough to play. Thank you and good luck Uncle Shuffelo & His Haint Hollow Hootenanny.
Sorry about the poor quality of this shot Keath. The banjo is a Pisgah that he purchased in the Asheville North Carolina area from an artisan there. No resonator and Keath claw hammers. Keath is from Memphis Tennessee. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed your time here in West Virginia.
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Quilting classes are on Tuesday and Thursday night from 4 PM to 9 PM. and are at no charge. If you have ever wanted to learn to quilt, you can get involved at Sew Simple. The following quilt pictures were taken at Sew Simple and are a sample of the many quilts for sale. Prices range from $350 and down. We currently have one of their quilts hangin in the store. Come in and take a look. We think you will appreciate the detail work and perhaps want one for yourself.