Music in Terlingua – just another Sunday.

It wasn’t a special day for music, but it was a day when the music in Terlingua was special.

REMINDER:  next weekend is GoatStock and Voices From Both Sides – huge weekend celebration in the Big Bend.  All the info you need:  http://www.lajitasgolfresort.com/happenings/

First, I stopped by the Terlingua porch in the ghost town.  In addition to the usual suspects, Will Rogers award-winning songwriter, Gil Prather, was back in town.

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Gil Prather
Will Rogers award winning songwriter, Gil Prather.

Will Rogers award winning songwriter, Gil Prather.

Later, Gil, Webster and I stopped by the El Dorado/High Sierra to watch Hank Woji and Mark Lewis.  Chase Peeler was sitting in on sax. 

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Mark, Hank and Chase
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Mark, Hank and Chase 2

After Hank and the boys finished their afternoon set, I sloped down to the Starlight where Bill Ivey was helping Mark Barefoot load in his gear.  Mark is an American Indian flute player who also is a specialist/expert on American Indian drums and drumming.

I think Terlingua is more about cowboys than indians, somehow… after about fifteen minutes of tootling, I wandered back out to the porch where the stars were shining and the porch jam was starting back up.

On the drive home, I reflected on the the amazing music scene we have out here.  We’re many miles and hours away from… well, just about anywhere.  There is no good reason to have a thriving music scene in Terlingua, but we damn sure do.

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mark barefoot at the starlight, terlingua
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Mark Barefoot + American Indian flutes
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Bryn (finally) sang a few songs.
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Charlotte Teer and her viola
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Sax whiz Chase Peeler is a walking library of Texas Americana music, too.
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Webster playing an original honky-tonk song.
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Cousin Jeffro plays ukelele and sings real mean…
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Chase leading the choir.
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melodica, viola, ukelele, guitars… just another day on the porch
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Gil playing along…
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for some reason, there are about 20 hula hoops on the porch…

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