For all of you fans of "Molasses Creek" and Fiddler Dave (aka my son-in-law), I thought you'd like to know that Dave is working on another album. I joined him and Amy (and baby Lachlan, of course), along with another Dave (can't remember his last name, but he's a pianist from Delaware), Jubal Creech (a drummer who grew up on the island), and Jubal's mother, Merle Davis (she lives on Ocracoke) for dinner tonight.
It is always a treat to be around such creative people. I didn't get to hear any of the music yet -- the three musicians rode off to Soundside Recording Studio soon after dinner, but I am looking forward to this next offering from Fiddler Dave.
After dinner, Amy & Lachlan & I went over to wish Dave Frum a happy 55th birthday. Dave was a park ranger on the island years ago. He now works for the water plant and is the head ranger on nearby Portsmouth Island. He commutes to Portsmouth in an open boat 3 - 4 days a week, year 'round. There's never any rush hour traffic for him, but sometimes it does get a little cold out there on the open water. Somehow I don't think he'd ever trade for a more conventional job though.