Posted by: Barbara Evanhoe | September 29, 2010

Oh, The People You’ll Meet ~ Part One

Before we leave New Mexico too far behind, I wanted to go back and introduce you to a couple of the interesting people we met at the Stagecoach Stop RV Park in Rio Rancho…

Someone came knocking on our door one evening, and we opened it to find a dark-haired woman named Frankie standing before us. She had come to talk music, as she had seen one of the flyers we had posted around the campground for our show at Los Ojos.

As a young girl, Frankie had entered, and won, a talent contest in Colorado, which landed her a recording contract in Nashville, and the chance to travel with a band, performing her renditions of country and gospel songs. At one point in her career, she released a single that hit the top 10 in the Chicago area.

After touring for several years, Frankie decided that life on the road was not for her, but her love for singing ~ and her smooth and dreamy voice ~ brought opportunities to perform closer to home, throughout her life.

The Saturday before Keith and I left for Kansas, we sat down to play back-up guitar for Frankie’s vocals. She treated us to “Crazy” and “I Fall to Pieces” – songs made famous by Patsy Cline – and then moved on to Christie Lane’s gospel hit, “One Day at a Time”.

It was a pleasure to back up such beautiful vocals, and we spent a lovely New Mexico afternoon with our new friend, Frankie, reminiscing about the “good times”.

In tomorrow’s post I will introduce you to Reinhold ~ a German immigrant who has lived quite the life since his arrival in the United States over fifty years ago.

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