One of my favorite advertisements in the folk/bluegrass music industry is by Northfield Mandolins. An instrument is being formed from a tree. Yes, what an after life indeed. Trees have been made into objects for our use since the beginning of mankind from household items such as tables and chairs, to artistic items that enrich our lives like jewelry, ornate frames and musical instruments.
Jonathan Byrd writes about an oak tree and the various forms that the tree takes over its lifetime and into the next. In the video below he’s joined by the Pickup Cowboys. Johnny Waken is on the right playing mandolin and will be with Jonathan on Sunday, May 3 at Chestnut House Concerts. They’re doing a co-bill with Sally Barris and the show starts at 7:00 pm; potluck at 6:00 pm. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 717940 9311.