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Folk Next Door Ate (8)
by Steve Theaker

Folk Next Door 8    If you missed FND 8 on Saturday, May 8, whilst suffering from a round tuit syndrome, you should hasten to find a cure! Those in attendance were treated to a musical smorgasbord that tantalized and pleased the musical palate. And as a bonus, the concert even had a surprise musical visit from Chris Thompson of Chris and Meredith Thompson.
    It was a wonderfully successful event that benefited WWUH and that hosted signer-songwriters of national acclaim as well as rising stars such as Lucy Chapin who hails from Farmington.
    The line-up included: Zydeco Hogs, Margo Hennebach & Mark Saunders, Michael Hsu, Lucy Chapin, Joe Flood, Sonya Hunter, Einstein's Little Homunculus, Freddie White, Maggie Carchrie, Mark Erelli, Cheryl Hoenemeyer, Michael Veitch, Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters and with Chris Thompson’s unexpected appearance after intermission.
    Being behind the scenes afforded the opportunity to meet the performers on a more personal level. The seasoned veterans had a nonchalant, practiced approach to getting ready while others showed nervous anticipation (often accompanied by a nervous munching on the grub) or the relentless honing of theirs skills in hallways and alcoves. But what was most evident to this observer was the gentleness of spirit in Michael Hsu, the freshness of Lucy Chapin and the affable nature of Sonya Hunter which underscored the fact that these talented musicians are just some folk next door!
    Thanks goes to the Toast staff and many, many others for putting together another great show. Our sincere appreciation also goes to Larry Bilansky for seizing the photo opps and to Photographics of Hartford for film and processing and The Speediest Printer in Town of Simsbury for printing the program.

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