Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Family Flood is on the road this weekend, playing one of our favorite out-of-town venues, the amphitheater of Prickett's Fort State Park in Fairmont, West Virginia. It's a free concert this Friday night, starting at 7 o'clock. See our web site -- 1937flood.com -- for all the details. This will be the fifth or sixth time we've played this gig over the past decade or so, and we always get such a warm greeting from the folks there. In fact, we were told early on that The Flood was one of their most popular returning shows, second only to the polka band that comes down from Pennsylvania. Well, that got us thinking. Of course, The Flood doesn't have an extensive polka repertoire, but if you got a fiddler, you probably have some polka possibilities. Since the earliest days then, we never to go to Fairmont without Joe Dobbs' rollicking rendition of "Clarinet Polka." Here, from last night's rehearsal, we're dusting it off and fluffing it up for the trip north. Kick it off, Joe!