An Interview with Onionfarmer Pete of the Evendim Hillbillies
Post date: Feb 08, 2016 11:9:3 AM
By Peppy Bristlebrush
Regarding the upcoming appearance of the Evendim Hillbillies at the Yard Party we had the honour and the privilige of interviewing bandleader "Onionfarmer" Pete Proudfoot. I met him at the Farmer's Guild main farm in Elderglen.
Bramblebury Gazette: Let's start with the essentials first, Pete, the what where and when.
Onionfarmer Pete: Gladly, Master Peppy! The what would be the Evendim Hillbillies at the Bird 'n Baby Yard Party. And that tells you the where and the when as well: at the Bird 'n Baby in Michel Delving, at the usual time, so starting at 7:30pm ((UK, 2:30 servertime)) on Thursday February 18
B.G.: What made you decide to perform there?O.P.: We were asked to.
B.G.:*smiles* Right! And you did not need any persuading?
O.P.: Nah, we've played there before. It's a nice place with a mighty nice crowd and it was pointed out to us, that's it's been a year since the Evendim Hillbillies did an all-nighter.
B.G.: An all-nighter?
O.P.: That's when you perform all night, Peppy, not just a few tunes.
B.G.: I guess I could have guessed that. Does your performance at the Bird & Baby have a theme?
O.P.: Theme? *ponders* We'd like folks to see it as a kind of Oatbarton style hoe-down kind of thing. After work is done and the sun is slowly setting, we's put down our hoe or other farming tools and start to party!
B.G.: With songs, music and dancing, I guess?
B.G.: I notice you are a hobbit of few words, Master Pete. A couple more questions, if I may.. It will be the Thursday after Sweetheart's Day. Will you sing about love too?
O.P.:Yep! .. *There is a silence*.. O, you want me to elio.. elaba.. elabor... tell more? Well, I can tell you that we took the limericks from last year's competition at the OAKS, and we put them to music. That makes for quite a nice love song! But we have a few more songs about love and lovers.
B.G.: One last question then, a thing that many readers will want to know about: Will famous singer Emylou Haggins make her appearance again?
O.P.: The past few years we managed to have her with us when we did an all-nighter in the Shire. Ofcourse we have asked her, but her schedule is so busy! That's to be expected with a celebrity like she is. So I cannot say for sure, but we did invite her an she may appear unexpectedly.
B.G.: We can only hope for the best, then. I am sure many readers won't want to pass the chance of seeing Miss Emylou play with you at the Bird & Baby, so you can expect a large crowd!
O.P.: *frowns* Well, I like to think that even without Emylou, the evening will be well worth while for your readers!
B.G.: Well, ofcourse, Pete! Ofcourse! I want to thank you for the interview and wish you all the best and a lot of fun at the Bird & Baby next week, Thursday February 18th, at 7 and a half bells.
O.P.: Thanks! We hope to see y'all there!
All good people are welcome at the Bird and Baby Yard Party, a weekly event featuring you, our patrons! Sometimes there are visiting bands or other planned events, at other times, entertainment is provided by you, the patrons!
When there is a scheduled event, feel free to play music, tell stories or whatever during breaks, but we ask that you yield the stage to the evening’s main act at their discretion.
Free Beer and Mystery Food (self-service at the tables in the Yard). Please note that eating of the Mystery Food is at your own risk.
The Bird and Baby Yard Party is managed by Miz Bilbeto Longburrow very much helped by its regular patrons.
((Location co-ordinates: 33.3S, 75,3W. Swift travel (or milestone in Michel Delving) will take you close to the venue.))