We're just back from a great trip to Hopewell, Virginia, where the Rootstone Jug Band played for New Harmonies. Many thanks to the staff of Appomattox Regional Library System for the invitation. The event staff, sound technicians, and AUDIENCE was outstanding. We especially enjoyed one boy's dancing. He seemed to understand exactly what we were doing. Today marked the debut of John Thompson on washboard, guitar and harmony vocals. John stepped up to a challenge and, judging by the smiles and nodding heads from Scott, Sam and Jeff, he proved to be most worthy of it. We have taken to gathering around a single condenser microphone when we play - it seems to add a nice intimate touch and helps us focus on playing together. It was great to meet (re-meet or really meet) members of The High Street Lowlifes from Petersburg, VA, and Sheryl Warner and the Southside Homewreckers. Please come out and see what exciting things will be ahead for Rootstone. Be Well.