Category: MJ’s Story/ Blog

KFF2015, Pre-Fest

KFF2015, Pre-Fest

| May 21, 2015 | 1 Reply

I (this is Mary Jane here) think I will do a daily blog similar to what I could do at Larry Joe Taylor Fest. Blog being ‘I’m included’ compared with Website being ‘It’s all about the other person.’ The staff orientation is tonight (Wednesday, May 20), but it isn’t by any chance the beginning of happenings […]

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7. Heading home was hard

7. Heading home was hard

| July 6, 2014 | Reply

  I wrote this for the newspaper with which I worked for 14 years, in Sherman. Wrote it in September 2004. It could have been written yesterday, as the feelings I wrote then were exactly what I felt on my recent weekend at Kerrville Folk Festival. The color of the day was tie-dye; people stood […]

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6.  Finding the goodness…

6. Finding the goodness…

| May 23, 2014 | Reply

Lesson learned from Rod Kennedy:  The book cover doesn’t tell all the story. In the early 1980s, I witnessed a classical music concert specifically for children. Producer Rod Kennedy, who loved and taught me to love all sorts of music, put together a plethora of music acts to show children that “Serious Music Can Be […]

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5.  My first volunteer job

5. My first volunteer job

| May 21, 2014 | 2 Replies

Like I said earlier, it was a boyfriend who turned me on to the Kerrville Festivals. He was in the New Folk contest in 1975, didn’t win, but fell in love with the festivals. He and I broke up between then and 1975 Fall Festival Time. We were still talking, but when I told him […]

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4. Surprise honor brings more memories

4. Surprise honor brings more memories

| May 15, 2014 | 2 Replies

On a recent visit to Quiet Valley Ranch, I got to stay in my old cabin, which is now called and used for the green room. It was like old home week, even with the changes and improvements in the 10×20 foot building. One day, I went in to clean a bit in the new […]

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