Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Music in My Parlor

I don't have much time to write a blog today, but thought our readers would enjoy seeing one photo of some of the Festival musicians jamming at my house Sunday evening. What a great evening we had! I'll post more pictures soon.

(Click on the photo to view a larger image.)


  1. Anonymous7:04 AM

    Oh, what a wonderful pic and memory! My feet are tapping to the music in my head now!

    Who are the folks playing the instruments? All locals?

  2. The man on the left and lady on the right are members of Mandolin Orange.

  3. Anonymous11:37 AM

    The grey beard is Rick Lee from Massachusetts who, in addition to playing at the Ocracoke Festival, also plays at the New England Folk Festival and many other locations around the East.

    The player at right rear is shy, funny, marvelously talented Lou Castro, graduate of the Berklee School of Music, who lives on Ocracoke and performs in Molasses Creek and pretty much every other musical group on the island.

  4. Anonymous12:11 PM

    Lou Castro plays guitar seven days a week -- morning, noon and night. Sometimes I think he must be twins.

  5. The Mandolin Orange duo is Andrew and Emily. I can't remember their last names.

  6. Anonymous12:54 PM

    You can find all their names, instruments, home towns, etc. on the website for the Ocrafolk Festival -- .

    Just click on "The Performers" on the left side of the page.

  7. Anonymous2:47 PM

    How I wish I could have been there! Maybe next year,(as I have said sooooo often). But I so appreciate hearing about it from those who were there. Thanks guys.

  8. debbie s.4:05 PM

    looks like a good time was had by all!

  9. Anonymous4:20 PM

    My grandad,s little parlor once was FILLED with music. There are no photos or records of that time so long ago...but I can still remember...the music fills my soul. Disco

  10. Anonymous6:14 PM

    Philip -

    This comment is way off the subject of the musicians. The photo shows a beautiful rug on your living room floor. I remember that you mentioned in a blog sometime ago, that when your mother moved to Ocracoke year-around, she wanted, saved the money for, and bought an oriental rug. Is this the same rug?

  11. The oriental rug in the photo is indeed the rug my mother bought from the Sam Jones estate.

  12. Anonymous9:47 AM

    Thanks to those who identified in great detail the talented musicians enjoying a spirited evening of pure entertainment @ Philip's charming home. Also, I'm glad one blogger asked about the rug. I, too, was curious. Wonderful historical info, as always.

    I'm tapping my toes in time to the music! Love it!