Now it can be told:

When I was a teenager, I called up the folk musician and archivist for the Library of Congress, Joe Hickerson, and asked if I could be one of his back-up singers. He rather coldly said, no. I meant well, but apparently my paradigm was all wrong: a rock & roll fantasy placed onto folk music was simply too weird for him to handle. 

Now, all these many years later, I simply hope to do my "right work" with integrity - with or without back-up singers. If I can look myself in the mirror on a daily basis, I'll know I'm on the right track.   

So come on in, pull up a chair, and enjoy your visit!  I'm a celebrity here online - my last CD earned me $43. 

- Nicole Dillenberg