From the recording Bele Chere Magic
Having attended all Bele Chere festivals since the inaugural one in 1979, I decided in 2000 to write a song capturing as many elements of the festival as I could recall. The late legendary Doc Watson had played the event when I wrote the song, so I decided to leave his name in the piece since he was a tremendous inspiration to me and to many other musicians. After David Holt started touring with him, I tried to catch every concert I could. A few events I mention in the song phased out over the years; and unfortunately, it was announced that 2013 would be the final festival. I’ve had a lot of fun with this song when doing live performances. Long live the memories and the spirit of Bele Chere Magic!