05.25.02-Florida Folk Festival 2002
This year at the Florida Folk Festival 2002 was my first performance of original and old time songs with my son Martin Houghtaling on bass. He is an honors student studying music at Florida State University...great ear & great sight-reader! My challenge was to keep him interested in my fartsy old songs while he took in the sights & sounds around Stephan Foster State Park in White Springs, Florida...
2002 is the 50th Annual Celebration of Florida's most excellent folk arts. I missed 2001 while recording Fait Plaisir 2001, Touring Switzerland, and exchanging Swiss Culture with Nashvillian Brent Moyer...but being a multi-generational "Florida Cracker," wild horses couldn't keep me away from this awesome event!
The folks who get together with home-spun music & story on the banks of the early-summer Suwannee River create some of the best moments on the planet!