I love you Mary!
Happy Birthday (October 6th, 2017) to Mary, my loving wife, best friend and life's partner. I couldn't begin to keep this website up without her guiding hand, computer expertise and helpful suggestions/input.
I love you Mary!
Twenty-five years ago today, I penned the original composition titled "Wind in the Woods". A few years after writing the song, I recorded it and featured Katie Moody singing the high tenor line. A few years after that, the "Food Stamp Ramblers", - a band I was in which featured Donnie Perkins on fiddle, Phyllis Ezero (Donnie's sister) on keyboards, guitar and 2nd fiddle; Joe Ezero (Phyllis' husband) on standup bass; and me on banjo and guitar, - performed this beautiful song using twin fiddles in the keys of E Flat and C Minor. It was done to perfection and I loved the arrangement.
Some day, I hope to introduce this piece of music to my wonderful friends Eric and Leigh, the Gibson Brothers and have them sprinkle their magic on it and bring it to the world in a manner befitting the composition. I am truly proud of this song, both lyrics and music and hope for the eventual success I feel it deserves.
I have performed this song for hundreds of people and I've yet to hear a discouraging word. Everyone loves it.
Happy Birthday "Wind in the Woods".
HAPPY 7th ANNIVERSARY to www.frederickwarner.com
A great big "THANK YOU to all our friends and fans from all over the world who have continued to visit our website. We enjoy your company very much. We're 7 years old today.
The Stanley family has announced that the funeral to be held for Ralph Stanley on Tuesday (June 28) will be open to fans and friends.
It will be hosted at Hills of Home Park, the site of the annual Stanley festival of the same name. It is located between McClure and Coeburn, VA on Smith Ridge. The address for use in GPS systems is 131 Hills of Home Park, McClure, VA 24269.
Attendees are asked to arrive by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday with services scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome.
A phone number has been provided for questions: (276) 926-4646.
It is with a heavy heart that Tony Wrench, promoter of Ted Wrench's "Wrench Wranch Bluegrass Roundup", has cancelled the labor day festival. Ted passed in December and after a great 34 year run, his children have decided to put his festival to rest. We will miss our Bluegrass family. There are other people planning a festival at that location however this is not Ted's festival nor is it being run by the same promoters. Thank you.