Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dancing Man

One of the classes for this year's OcraFolk School was wood carving, taught by Frank Boyd. Singer/songwriter and friend from Wilmington, NC, John Golden, attended the class and decided to make a wooden dancing man (sometimes called a limberjack). He proceeded to carve a dancing man that looks suspiciously like one of the regular performers at the OcraFolk Opry. Maybe you can guess who the inspiration was for his creation:

You can imagine how happy I was when John presented the dancing man to me as a gift during the last morning of the OcraFolk School. Here I am demonstrating how well this fellow dances:

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  1. OMG (as we say here in Indiana), it does look just like you! Great job, John Golden!

  2. Anonymous7:49 AM

    How wonderful: Philip and his "Mini-Me!" :-)
    A well done carving, John Golden!
    And here is Philip 3 years ago, playing his old Limberjack:

  3. Anonymous7:54 AM

    Ooops - that didn't post as a link. Copy and paste into your browser, and you'll find a 90 sec video of Mr. Howard. :-)

  4. Anonymous6:13 AM

    Not only does Dancing Man favor you, Philip, but you and NC Mainlander's love-of-the-past Uncle George could be twins! You both look (and act) so much alike! I want the two of you to meet one day.

    Dancing Man is terrific! Great talent! Nice gift!

  5. Anonymous5:33 PM

    LOL over Dancing Phillip! or Mini Me!