In 2003, I went to Merlefest with my Dad and heard a single song, The Bottomland, written by Cindy Castevens and performed by Polecat Creek, which showed me how I could bring all of my loves together – writing, singing, playing instruments, performing, storytelling, and art-making. Six years ago, we played MerleFest for the first time. This coming weekend, we play there again! Come hear stories, harmonies, strings, and songs, and dream with us. It's going to be a big time!
If you'd like to hear the song that showed me the way forward, here you go: https://soundcloud.com/laurelyndossett/the-bottomland-by-cindy