For Mark Tamsula, Richard Withers, and Sam Bayard

Where does this music come from?
How to make fiddle and banjo dance
in and out, make sounds sometimes
simple as a single shot of whiskey?
Keep an ear out. You’ll soon enough
enter an era tough as these hills. Go back to
Yaugher Holler, near Dunbar, Fayette County.

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Ken Waldman combines original poetry, old-time string-band music, and smart storytelling for a performance uniquely his. Touring since 1995, he's appeared from the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage to the Dodge Poetry Festival to the Woodford Folk Festival (Queensland, Australia). 20 books consist of 16 full-length poetry volumes, a memoir, a creative writing manual, a kids' book, and his 2022 novel, Now Entering Alaska Time. Twelve CDs include two for children.

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