By Any Name They Make Good Music

Now, about music: here's the latest from De Prez Jim Hamm:

"Just for kicks, our Monday Night Bluegrass Band entered the Old Time Country Band contest at the Wickenburg Bluegrass festival this past weekend. We renamed our group the Prairie Rose String Band for this performance. Can't believe we came in second place, which paid $200! Wow! We'll eat good this week...(grin)...

The guy in the middle with the black hat, Bill Breen, was the Master of Ceremonies and not part of our band. Thanks to Bill Williamson, our consummate banjo player, who put this collage of pictures together.

"I just returned home today, Monday, from a month-long sojourn in our motorhome. I attended a variety of bluegrass festivals and music campouts, and had a nice time, but it's good to be home again. Zee joined me a couple of times, either to be sure I was eating okay, or to check up on me—and I'm not sure which it was...(grin)... I'll now put the motorhome in storage till January when Zee and I head out again for more adventures." Jim Hamm