I'm a long-time player and songwriter now based in Rosendale New York, originally from Florida, and I've got a few tunes to share. Buckets full! Thanks for coming to visit.
I was getting ready to play at the Florida Folk Festival last May, in White Springs, Florida, right on the Suwannee River. So I called up the person in charge, to find out if it might be possible to go swimming, or if there might be gators.
She laughed, and said: "Well, let me put it to you this way - it's been raining more than usual lately, and the river is running a little high, and a little faster than usual. If you think you can out-swim those gators, be my guest!" I said: "Well alright then, that answers the question!"
It's an interesting time to be in this country; but maybe life is a test of love, and we've just got to keep on keepin' on. I'm so grateful that I get to be one of those that puts it into song.
Ryc ("Rick") Ward
P.S. In case anyone wants to know, that's a Welsh spelling for my name, 'cause I'm English, Irish, and Scottish.