Guitar pick made from one of the distinctive blue roof tiles of the gas station in whose parking lot Hank was declared dead: the now-demolished Burdette's Pure Oil in Oak Hill, WV (Charles A. Slott Collection).
In a parking lot. It gets one thinking. Martha Woodroof ponders wasted human potential and also wholesome, friendly folks --while palming a relic from the West Virginia site where the star's addictions won.
Sat 19 Jan 4pm free at JMU: more trombones than you can wiggle a spitvalve at, exuberantly blatting and fronking-out jazzy tunes (see pic). In the spirit of this event, WMRA's The Spark replays a chat with trombonist Robert Mott. Brass music "takes strong lips" and skilled raspberry-blowing ability.