No. 1 Hit Highlighted Fancy Fiddling


Sometimes a person just can’t be in two places at once — as darned much as he wishes he could be.

On Tuesday, May 11, the Hunt Family Fiddlers will be performing for the Tonto Community Concert Association’s final performance of the season. Showtime is 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

All season, I’ve been looking forward to this high-energy concert. But on that same evening, our Big Brothers Big Sisters organization is holding its annual springtime gala at Chaparral Pines. Of, course, my loyalty to BBBS takes precedence (and I know my little brother, Andrew, and his sister, Jasmine, would kill me if we didn’t attend this fun-filled special affair, complete with an ice cream buffet and all the trimmin’s).

So, this week, if you have the correct answer to my trivia question, you’ll win my two tickets to the Hunt Family Fiddlers concert.

I just know you’ll love the show. The nine-member Hunt family is comprised of world-ranked Irish dancers and champion fiddlers, who will bring you a high-powered energetic and refreshing experience. They perform original, Celtic, bluegrass, inspirational and popular tunes, offering a unique blend of diversity to every show.

If you’d like, you can even preview this dynamic nonet online. Just “Google” You Tube and Hunt Family Fiddlers. Then sit back and enjoy!

Now, let’s get to this week’s fiddlin’ music trivia.

For my money, no one could play the fiddle quite like Charlie Daniels could in his prime. A talented and showy fiddler, Daniels and his band fused hardcore country with a hard-edged Southern rock boogie and blues.

This week’s music trivia question is: What was the title of the Charlie Daniels Band’s 1975 fiddling masterpiece, for which the group won the Country Music Association’s award for Single of the Year?

Was this No. 1 country hit A) “Devil Or Angel,” B) “Devil Woman,” C) “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” or D) “The Devil Went Down to Giesela (And Is Still There)”?

Now, let’s see how we did with last week’s music trivia question, which was: Can you name the smooth singing country balladeer who sang the 1975 hit, “You’re My Best Friend?” Was it A) Don Williams, B) Ronnie Milsap, C) Glen Campbell or D) Simon Cowell?

The correct answer was Don Williams.

Ronnie Milsap and Glen Campbell were also very popular country recording artists in the 1970s. If you are a fan of the television program, American Idol, like I am, you know that Simon Cowell is the egotistic, often tersely critical judge on the show.

Congratulations to last week’s music trivia winner, Sue Wilson, who won two great prizes — breakfast or lunch for two at Laura’s Small Cafe and a “Best of Don Williams” CD.

A little about Sue: She was born and raised in Phoenix. She met her husband, John, now a Payson town council member, at a divorce recovery workshop in the Valley. Sue told me that when she walked into her first meeting, she sat down in an empty seat next to John and things just went from there. The two began attending church-sponsored dances together, then began dating.

Sue and John have now been married for 35 years. Sue proudly says that between the two of them, they have five daughters, two sons, 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

About 20 years ago, Sue and John gained custody of two of their grandchildren. In 1991, they moved to Payson to provide a small-town atmosphere for the boys.

Sue is very active in service to our community. She volunteers her time at the library, the Time Out Thrift Store and the Rim Country Museum. She formerly volunteered 10 years of service to the hospital auxiliary. She and John are members of the Community Presbyterian Church.

Sue’s favorite music genres are country-western and jazz. She enjoys listening to Johnny Cash, Charley Pride and Taylor Swift.

Lastly, new photos I have added to my Web site are from last Saturday’s Payson Community Christian School’s 14th annual Good Apple Auction and Cowboy Buffet, which raised money to provide scholarships for needy students. A cowboy good time and good fellowship was had by all.

Happy Mother’s Day, moms!

DJ Craig — Phone: 468-1482

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