Thank you for all your work on behalf of the Hicks family.  I long hoped to hear Ray Hicks in person, but never managed to do so.  Last year I was able to go to Jonesborough for the Festival for the first time.  It was a truly spiritual experience – so many people silent and listening. 

I bought CDs and videos of Ray’s storytelling.  When I listened to the first CD, tears poured out of my eyes.  I was hearing expressions I hadn’t heard for many years in cadences that I hadn’t heard for many years. He brought back the voices of my grandmother and grandfather from Alleghany County, NC. 

May God bless your efforts.

Wanda Hubicki, Charlotte Folk Society, Charlotte, NC­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­