I had a friend at camp who carved out a place to stay underneath the camp library.
He dug it out of the earth…and some rough sawn lumber and a used mattress later, he had one of the few private “cabins” on the property.
Anyway, it was called the “mole hole”.
Kenny Rankin never made a personal appearance in the “mole hole”..but that was where I first heard him, playing on an old boom box.
Revelatory is a word that gets thrown around too easily sometimes, but in this case it probably applied. I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone sing quite like this.
There are people who do anything they can to be a star. Any gimmick is a potential option for them. You can tell that it’s not really about the music…it’s about the marketing.
Unfortunately, the real artists seem to be few and far between some days.
Kenny Rankin was one of those “real artists”. Just a guy and his guitar…and sometimes a full orchestra to back him up. That’s all he needed to produce some really beautiful music.
I heard a lot of great music sitting outside the mole hole…even made some myself, or so I thought at the time….and it’s still a good thing to get a chance to hear some Kenny Rankin.
That’s the amazing thing about friendships….the good music that I’ve been introduced to by my friends is pretty priceless.
Mole Hole….Kenny Rankin…all the other musicians I wouldn’t have known about….Thankyou, my friends, for that!