On June 4, 2017, Bob Dylan delivered his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize for Literature. In that speech, he quoted lyrics from the Alferd Packer Memorial Stringband’s 1895 version of a classic Charlie Poole song “You Ain’t Talkin’ To Me”. The lyrics were written and sung by former APMSB member Jim Krause on “Friends for Dinner”. The Journal World wrote up a nice story and we have included the .mp3 of the song here!
We are very proud to announce that Lauralyn Bodle, fiddler and vocalist for the Alferd Packer Memorial String Band, has been selected by the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission to receive one of the 5 annual and very prestigious Phoenix Awards. The awards are meant to recognize outstanding artistic achievement in the Lawrence community. Lauralyn picked up her award in the Musical Arts category.