After driving through parts of Southwestern Colorado for the first time as I began my May-June 2012 tour, I arrived in the Natural Gas Capital of the world on Tuesday and was delighted to find that my housing was booked into a Bed and Breakfast with a hammered dulcimer shape carved in its stone sign!
The Stevens County Library was the venue for the concert, booked by Unbound Booking.
Because I arrived early, I was able to visit the very impressive local museum, where I was informed that I was visiting the two best features of the town today!
Hugoton, county seat of Stevens County, (a story which is interesting in its own right!) had a massive natural gas boom in the 1920s, which paralled a similar boom in my hometown of Pemberville, Ohio. The comparisons between this town and the one of my birth and rearing were very uncanny, even though my hometown is about a 1/3 the size of this one.
This was my first gig booked by Unbound Booking and was great fun.
Even MORE fun was when Eunice, the librarian, brought out her dulcimers made by a builder in Liberal, Kansas in the 1990s!