Noon Concert in Winchester VA

Hampshire County WV friends and musicians rejoined Frederick County VA (the Revolutionary War era mother of both counties) on Nov. 20 2009 for a Barrelhouse Bonni concert at the Handley Library. Francis and KC Chilcoat, Steve and Terry Bailes, and Michael Hasty (who sat in on harmonica for the Jimmy Reed tune "Bright Lights Big City") trooped across the state line for Bonni's appearance in the Little Noon Music series. Gene Babb and Glenene of the library staff organize the wintertime concerts featuring acoustic music in the intimate Handley Library auditorium. Some Sacred Heart elementary students came as well as faithful senior fans. Bonni led sing-alongs on such old chestnuts as "Home on the Range" and the Louis Jordan jump blues "Let the Good Times Roll." History was the theme, as Becky Ebert, head of the Handley Library Archives, joined Bonni's audience on the eve of the of the archives' 30 year anniversary celebration. The audience waltzed out to the closing song, Ledbelly's "Good Night Irene."

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