Forget-Me-Nots are 'blooming'
It's not the flower that's blooming, but the local trio of fiddlers, The Forget-Me-Nots.
And what are bursting forth are not blossoms, but a CD release party to celebrate their latest recording effort, titled "blooming."
David Finck, back-up guitarist for the band, dad to fiddlers Ledah and Willa Finck, and self-proclaimed completely objective critic said the new CD represents a higher plateau for the band.
"I'm very proud of what these young women have achieved with this effort," he said, referring to Ledah, Willa and band-mate Maura Shawn Scanlin. "It's truly an impressive step up. Of course, their technical abilities have sky-rocketed in the three years since they last recorded, but what's most amazing to me is that the entire CD is original tunes written by the girls. They also did the bulk of the arranging after receiving some valuable input from expert fiddler Jamie Laval."
The tunes retain the Celtic feel the band is known for and trace the arc of emotional range from haunting airs to high-energy reels and everything in between, making for what Fink called "a satisfying listen."
The Forget-Me-Nots will play two sets at the Dec. 4 release party, to be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jones House Community Center (604 W. King St.) in downtown Boone.
Admission is free, refreshments are provided, and, of course, CDs will be on sale at special holiday pricing. Ten percent of CD sales will benefit the Jones House.