Saturday night's concert at the community center was a huge success. Playing to a full house, Ocracoke Island musicians and storytellers were joined by special guest & long-time member of the Grand Ole Opry, George Hamilton, IV. Last night I was a guest at a cookout for George Hamilton and a few island friends. Local musician, Roy Parsons, was there with his wife, Elizabeth. Roy recently returned from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Nashville with Gary & Kitty Mitchell and several other Ocracokers. While there, they were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the Opry by Mr. Hamilton. After enjoying cheeseburgers, homemade potato salad, & cole slaw, Roy entertained us all with stories of shipwrecks, adventures, and island ghosts.
You can read our latest newsletter here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news031806.htm. It's the story of traditional quilting on Ocracoke Island.