The Old-Time Herald Volume 13, Number 4

Tales from the ‘Woods Part 4: The Smoke-In
By Walt Koken

The summer of 1971 still held lots of adventures for Mac, Bob, and me, and our next destination was Washington, DC. Little did we suspect what impact we might have on our nation’s capitol as we headed out in the late-June heat across Virginia in Mac’s ‘53 panel truck. We were planning to meet up with a rather large group of friends from California who were scheduled to perform at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, a weeklong affair on the National Mall, and hoping for a chance to play a guest set there.

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