Bill Wasel crossed over on Jan. 29, 2007. The memorial gathering will be
held at 11 a.m., Saturday Feb. 10, at Weedon Island Preserve, St.
Petersburg. From 4th St N, turn east on 83rd Ave N, after crossing the
bridge take the first right, Weedon Island Drive. Address is 1800 Weedon
Island Drive NE, St Petersburg; 727-453-6500; .
Please bring your instrument if you'd like to contribute a song.

Per Bill's executrix, memorial donations may be
given to Friends of Florida Folk:

Friends of Florida Folk
Keith Snyder, Treasurer
337 East Hillcrest Street
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701-7733


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. 

Read more: Dash Moore 1926 - 1/24/2007

Aug. 9, 1926 - Jan. 24, 2007


William Hewitt, 80, Sarasota, died Jan. 24, 2007. He was born Aug. 9, 1926, in Chester, Pa., and came to Sarasota in 1951. He was a finish carpenter and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Friends of Florida Folk and Sarasota Folk Club.

Read more: Bill Hewitt 8/9/26 - 1/24/07

The late Will McLean is best known as Florida's premier folk song writer. McLean was born in 1919 near Chipley, Florida. He spent most of his life in the woods and writing songs. McLean's love of music was nurtured by his grandfather who gave him his first instrument, a gourd and cornstalk fiddle with a horsehair bow. At the age of six, he wrote his first song, "Away O'ee."

Read more: Will McLean 1919 - 1990