I spent a good part of my Monday afternoon this week talking with this gentleman in Lynchburg, Virginia. Emit is his name and if you have ever gone to the Bateau festival or a Civil War Reenactment in Virginia you have probably seen him. He rides and works on a Bateau from Lynchburg to Richmond, Virginia every year. He and some friends even take their Bateau to the upper James River and the New River to ride the rapids.
At events such as Civil War Reenactments and other history related events you will find Emit with a congregation of other musicians playing Civil War era music. Emit plays bagpipes, spoons and a host of other instruments unique to the era he represents.
This guy is a heck of a story teller as well and I could talk about him all day but I will stop here for now. Suffice it to say, I will be getting together with Emit again for more stories, music, and hopefully some great pics.
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