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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Beaver Queen Pageant - Meet your contestants

Fifth in a series

Durham is the home of the Piedmont blues style popularized in the middle of the 20th century by the likes of the Rev. Gary Davis and Blind Boy Fuller. We're excited this year to welcome Little Bluesy Beaver, not to be confused with Little Willie Beaver or Blind Lemon Beaver, to the contestant's tent behind the stage at the Beaver Queen Pageant.

Here's what Little Bluesy has to say for himself:
Little Bluesy Beaver is excited to enter his first Beaver Pageant. He originally hails from the wetlands of Long Island NY and, having read about the excellent quality of life in and around the Ellerbe Creek Watershed, packed up his tail and moved south in 1991. As a young beaver growing up he was considered somewhat eccentric by his peers. Lonely, hairy, and damp he sought solace in the deep mystical music of the blues, spending many hours alone in the woodshed playing with his saxophone. Try as he might, he did not really get to know another beaver until college. After some time he made a name for himself playing late night gigs at full moon parties for his Ellerbe Creek brethren including the great blue heron, barred owls, box turtles, and various types of fish. Beavers of course have always been his favorite critter and the mere mention of a beaver party makes him want grab his horn.

I can already hear the bullfrogs calling me.

Come on out to the Duke Park Meadow, off I-85 exit 177 in Durham, this Saturday evening at 6 pm to meet Little Bluesy and the rest of our Beaver Queen contestants and celebrity judges, to be amazed and astounded by sights never before seen, and to part with your hard earned cash by purchasing swag to benefit the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association.



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