Chase County Courthouse
After a week in captivity (can’t drive, foot is still in cast), I got out of the house tonight. Dave took me to Cottonwood Falls to hear the Tallgrass Express String Band.
The clouds apparently looked a little iffy, so the concert was held indoors, in the city auditorium. The atmosphere was less than it would’ve been on the street on a summer night, but at least inside, I could better focus on just the music – and it was terrific.
That Annie Wilson, she can write some songs. If you want to know the Flint Hills and what it’s like to live here, then she’s your girl.
“The Moon Will Take Me Home” is Annie’s song about being homesick for the Flint Hills. “Clean Curve of Hill Against Sky” is another of her incredible songs. The title for that one was taken from a piece of writing by Zula Bennington Greene (aka/Peggy of the Flint Hills.)
Hopefully, they’ll record another CD soon and include these songs.
Also, since we’re talking music and Cottonwood Falls here, the Emma Chase Cafe and the community’s weekly music events have been nominated as one of 24 Customs of Kansas, a contest sponsored by the Kansas Sampler Foundation. Read about the music tradition in Cottonwood Falls.