The Past Concerts featured Rick Fogel on Oct. 13, and Carolyn Cruso on Nov. 10. This issue features two articles: “Beethoven and Banjos – Cross-Genre Musicians,” by Stewart Hendrickson; and “Andy Blyth ‘Banjo Andy’ (June 7, 1945 – July 27, 2017);” and two CD Reviews: “Hark the Dark – Claudia Schmidt,” and “Kate MacLeod – Deep in the Sound of Terra.” Upcoming Concerts at the Couth Buzzard will feature Jaspar Lepak on Dec. 8 and The Marvelous Minstrel Boys, on Jan. 12. Every 2nd Saturday at the Couth Buzzard from noon – 1:30 pm, Stew’s Folk Music Corner will feature tunes, songs, and community singing. The Events page lists some great concerts through the next few months. Keep tuned and revisit the NW HOOT as new articles may appear along with a new video of the week. We are still looking for more writers for the NW HOOT (send us your ideas and articles). Donations – Help support the Pacific NW Folklore Society. Donations of any amount are welcome – for $20 or more we will send you a free CD: “Songs of the Pacific Northwest“, or “Paddy Graber – The Craic Was Great“. Send a check to Pacific NW Folklore Society, 11720 1st Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98177. Thank you.