Back in 2003 Heidi ambasadora and I had the pleasure of being able to attend a series of workshops at The Mountain Institute's Spruce Knob Mountain Learning Center. http://mountain.org/work/skmc/index.c
Spruce Knob is one of those magic places at a cosmic intersection where no bad can happen. There were campfires, great food prepared by the MOuntain Institute's awesome staff, and best of all, live music into the wee hours of the night, usually accompanied by big jugs of wine.
This is where I met Gerry Milnes, coordinator of Davis and Elkins' Augusta Heritage Program, a world-famous instructional series focused on traditional arts and music. http://www.augustaheritage.com/about.ht
And this is where the idea for my thesis was born. I don't know if I ever formally acknowledged it or not, so here it is.
writing, Alton Byers, Gerry Milnes, Spruce Knob, The Mountain Institute, Augusta Heritage
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