I was asked to play at Barbara Kozero’s ‘studio’ (her house) as part of a tour of artists’ studios in Bethlehem. There were four artists here, a weaver, a jeweler, a scarf and hat weaver and Barbara’s great ceramic works. I was glad that Rosalie came along and hung out.

I launched into some mandolin tunes as folk drifted in and out, looking at the wares, buying some, chatting with the artists. It was a nice, sunny Sunday afternoon and the company was pleasant. The artists were particularly pleased to have the music in the house, and I was glad to have three hours to play acoustically. Again, I wasn’t sure how my energy would hold up but I surprised myself with a strong hand on guitar and a better voice than the night before.

I actually sold a few CDs and had an opportunity to chat with various folks as well. Rosalie was her usual gregarious self, talking with the other artists and friends who stopped by. It was great to play for her.

I am getting paid through the barter system with Barbara giving me one of her wonderful sunflower ceramic collages that will be a surprise for someone for Christmas. All in all, a very good session. … feeling better about being out and about.