The National Folk Festival is upon us and we are so grateful. Acts after wonderful acts are in town to entertain us. The above photo features The Quebe Sisters, a three-part harmony trio that plays Texas fiddle and western swing. They have great stage presence and nice voices. They will be performing several times over the weekend and giving workshops. They also, very generously went to Peck Elementary School yesterday morning to perform for students. On stage last night, they complimented the children on the great questions they asked. It is nice to see the festival reach out and give even more to our community, to children whose families might not be able to bring them to the festival. Thank you Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe.
There is so much going on in the area this weekend; from the hornworm festival in Durham to a great book festival in Winston-Salem. Frankly, we don't think we'll be able to tear ourselves away from the folk festival. Watching nearly two dozen children under 8 dancing and interacting with each other while the "Los Camperos" mariachi band played last night was priceless. Seeing the American Sign Language signer interpreting for the Quebe (kway-bee) sisters, while bouncing, keeping the beat, and signing at the same time, was priceless, too. From the acts to all of the nuances of body language as spectators take in the performances is absolutely heartwarming.
And it is all happening here in Greensboro, for free.