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