Last night's Ocrafolk Opry, as usual, included stellar performances by Martin Garrish; Jule Garrish; "Coyote" (Marcie & Lou); "Speedy" of the Diamond Shoals band; Sudae, Rob, & Caroline; Aaron Caswell (budding young island guitarist); and Roy Parsons. Ocracoke's award-winning band, Molasses Creek, is off-island this week so I helped out by emceeing and telling a short island story.
A highlight of the second set was the debut Ocracoke performance by storyteller (and recent island resident) Lou Ann Homan. She kept the audience spellbound with a traditional Scotish ghost tale. Phyllis & Dick, I'm sure you're very proud of your multi-talented daughter!
Be sure to attend a Wednesday evening Opry show if you're planning a summertime visit to the island.