Angel Band

Douglas E. Naumann (1937 - 2017)DougNaumann104b Small

The folk community has lost another member to the angel band.
Doug Naumann,of Crystal Beach, passed away June 27, 2017, had a long history of playing music and supporting the folk community. He sponsored old time banjo workshops with Dwight Dillard, attended Elkins Music Camp several times. He also supported Friends of Florida Folk, Southern Traditions, Soggy Bottom Bluegrass, helped build the barn at Sertoma, and the FOTMC - Florida Old Time Music Championships

Doug played in the Crystal Beach Sand Crabs, Yum Yum, Southwind and played old-time banjo with the Wednesday Fiddle Support Group. He played the trumpet, banjo and bass,among other things. His hobbies included, musician, teacher, pilot, sky diver, scuba diver, boater, classic car buff, fitness instructor, and gym owner. He was an Eagle Scout and proudly served in the U.S. Army and among other duties, their band and swim team.

He was always will to share his successes with others,Including taking trips to his West Virginia home in the mountains, hosting jams and parties, and staying at his house.

 

 

Carrol A "Pops" Smith - Rest in Peace
- a kind and gentle man
Carroll Anderson Smith was born in Ft. Meade, Florida on May 7, 1936 to Perry F. Smith and Helen F. Smith.

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Dale Webber July 1, 1937 - Oct 27, 2009
On Sunday Dec.13, 2009 Dale Webber was honored at a memorial gathering at the church at the Dade City Pioneer Florida Museum, Dade City.

Folk musicians gathered to honor Dale in anecdotal or appropriate musical tribute...

Renowned Florida Original Songwriter, Robert Orr"Bobby" Hicks, 54, Tampa died Wednesday, December 19, 2007, following a short illness. Descended from a pioneer family of the Tampa Bay area, Bobby was born in Tampa on September 4, 1953.


Dash Moore   passed on Jan 24, in St Augustine, at age 71.  Many of the old timers in FOFF will remember Dash, a street musician on St George St and attendee of many folk festivals around the state. Dash was known to be a musical associate of Will McLean and wrote many Florida folk songs. He traveled throughout Florida singing his songs for people at festivals and around the campfires. A memorial service will be held on the banks of the Suwannee in May of this year.