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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 PAGE pirit of JEFFERrSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE Daniels .FROM PAGE B12 folk, we do bluegrass, we do gos- pel. If you listen to one of our shows, you will hear some of all of that. I will mix genres of mu- sic, maybe three different kinds, within the confines of one song." Daniels credits hard work and honesty as his formula for suc- cess. "Staying well-rested and stay- ing current and keeping your chops in good shape. Not los- ing interest and not fluffing off on a show because you don't feel like it or something goes wrong," Daniels said. "People have bought their tickets and that is not their fault. You owe them show. When you walk on stage, somebody has paid to see you and you owe those people sit- ting out front. If you keep that in mind that you have to give the people a show, that's what it is all about. Keeping your commit- ments, always showing up for a show, playing the length of time that you are supposed to. My de- sire is to be the lowest mainte- nance band any promoter has ever worked with. This makes working with the Charlie Daniels Band a pleasant experience. Un- til you learn that, you are not go- ing to go far in the music busi- ness." As much as he likes playing for audiences, Daniels said he also enjoys being at home. "I am very much the home type person, desperately in love Harpers Fen,/ Friendship Co #1 3 3 2 3 1 3 7 15 4 with my wife, my family, my grandkids, my son. I am a home- body when I get home," Dan- iels said, describing his life when he is not on the road. "I don't go out very much. I don't hang with the glitzy crowd. I am not into the social world that goes on in the music capitals. I am a stay home person. I like my horses. I like my company to be rednecks for the most part. I am just me. I have no desire to be anybody else." Daniels is excited about com- ing back to West Virginia to play. "We have played in West Vir- ginia a lot over the years. We have played just about every town of any size through the years, Daniels said of the Moun- tain State. "I don't believe we have every played at Shiley Acres but we are looking for- ward to it. We will try to shake it up a little bit when we get there." Want to go? What: Charlie Daniels Band, with special guests The Davis- son Brothers Band, Crossbonz and Blue Ridge Rain. Tickets are $25 at the gate. Where: Shiley Acres, 1446 Na- denbousch Lane, Inwood When: Saturday, gates open at 10 a.m., show starts at noon. For details: Go to shileyacres. net 1 4 2 2 1 1 1 13 7 2 1 0 The works of beloved poet Robert Frost will be the focus of p.m. Saturday at Four Seasons Books in Shepherdstown. a free lecture at 4 Poetry ~.y, plays and a novel. FROM PAGE" B12 Maxwell-Snyder said she redis- covered her love of poetry after a grees from William and Mary, sabbatical from Shepherd when she the George Washington Uni- signed up for a writers' conference. versity, Johns Hopkins Univer- "I started writing poetry once sity and the University of Man- more and during a conversation chester in England, lives with with a friend, the idea for a poetry her family in Shepherdstown, festival came up," she said. "I got her husband's hometown, right to work." Her resume includes serving Another highlight of this year'S as Shepherd's Coordinator of festival is a Friday poetry reading by Modem Languages and writing Hudgins and former Vermont Poet The buzz saw snarled and rattled in the yard And made dust and dropped stove-length sticks of wood, Sweet-scented stuff when the breeze drew a'cross it. And from there those that lifted eyes could count Five mountain ranges one behind the other Under the sunset far into Vermont. And the saw snarled and rattled, snarled and rattled, As it ran light, or had to bear a load. And nothing happened: day was all but done. Call it a day, I wish they might have said To please the boy by giving him the half hour That a boy counts so much when saved from work. His sister stood beside him in her apron To tell them 'Supper.'At the word, the saw, As if to prove saws know what supper meant, Leaped out at the boy's hand, or seemed to leap -- He must have given the hand. However it was, Neither refused the meeting. But the hand! The boy's first outcry was a rueful laugh, As he swung toward them holding up the hand Half in appeal, but half as if to keep Tlte life from spilling. Then the boy saw all -- Since he was old enough to know, big boy Doing a man's work, though a child at heart - He saw all was spoiled. 'Don't let him cut my hand off-- The doctor, when he comes. Don't let him, sister!' So. But the hand was gone already. The doctor put him in the dark of ether. He lay and puffed his lips out with his breath. And then -- the watcher at his pulse took fright. No one believed. They listened to his heart. Little --less -- nothing! - and that ended it. "No more to build on there. And they, since they Were not the one dead, turned to their affairs. - Robert Frost (1916) Laureate Ellen Bryant Voigt, who Sotto Voce - the name is taken has published six collections of po- from the Italian phrase meaning, etry and has been a finalist for the "in a soft voice" - has grown tre- National Book Award and the Na- mendously since its start, according tional Book Critics Circle Award. to Maxwell-Snyder. The free reading begins at 8:30 Featured poets over the years pan. at the Erma Orr Byrd Audito- have included Peggy Shumaker, rium at Shepherd University. poet laureate of Alaska; Edward On Saturday, participants pay to Hirsch, president of the Guggen- sign up for workshops and private helm Foundation and author of writing critiques with experts in- "How to Read a Poem"; and Mis- cluding Michael Collier, director of sissippi-bom Natasha Trethewey, Vermont's acclaimed Bread Loaf who was appointed United States' Writers' Conference who teaches Poet Laureate in June and began at the University of Maryland and her tenure just last month. has served as Maryland's Poet Lau- Explains Maxwell-Snyder: "My reate; Stanley Plumly, a poet and objective since the beginning has English professor .who heads the been to make poetry more accessi- University of Maryland-College ble to the general public and to cel- Parks' creative writing program; ebrate it as an art." and Peter Stitt, editor of the Get- tysburg Review and a professor of Want to go? English at Gettysburg College. After Hudgins' Saturday lecture For a schedule of all the events hap- on Frost, a free reception and book pening at Sotto Voce Poetry Fes- signing with SottoVoce'sguestpo- rival or to sign up for any of the ets is scheduled from 5 to 6 pan. at workshops where space remains, Four Seasons. go online to www.sottovocepoet- The festival wraps up with an- For more on Satur- other free poetry reading, this one day's events at Four Seasons, con- with Collier and Plumly. It starts at tact the book store at 304-876-3486 6:30 pan. at Erma Orr ByrdAudito- or rium. Tammy Sirbaugh State Farm Find LIS on (304) 725-5433 217 Oak Lee Drive, Suite 2A, Ranson, WV 25438 BSCI IB[ TO Ill[ SPII II z2s-2o46 j Professional Quality Service Done Right The First Time! NO NEED TO RUN TO THE BIG CITY Drive Less Than A Haft Hour.... Come To Winchester: 3985 Valley Pike 2934 Valley Avenue FOR QUICK LUBE & OIL CHANGES 3985 Valley Pike .o,,,o..vo..,'o.,,,o,,,,.oQ,ou.... 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