Thursday, July 29, 2004

Opry Stars

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.


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