Big Muddy Folk Festival
Barton, Para & DyerVisit the Cathy Barton & Dave Para web site
Visit Bob Dyer's web site
Cathy Barton, Dave Para, and Bob Dyer, festival organizers and popular Missouri minstrels, are glad to have a gig they can walk to. They spent a good part of last year working with Paul & Win Grace to form the Discovery String Band and produce an album and show of music relating to the Lewis and Clark expedition. They introduced some of that music at last year’s festival, but their premiere concert in Columbia last November was quite a success. The American Library Association has named their album, “Most Perfect Harmony” a Notable recording for children for 2004. These “Meriwether pranksters” will make a festival appearance in some form or fashion and hope to perform at a number of events along the river during the bicentennial celebration.