You may be familiar with song, "Will the Circle be Unbroken?" In the old days, people didn't perform in front of audiences so much as they got together for the sake of being together and entertaining themselves with music. They would get together in a circle and play gospel and folk songs. A circle was broken when one of its members passed away. Often when my family got together for the holidays, we would play bluegrass and hymns. Our own circle was broken recently. Our guitar player, who was my step-uncle, passed away Monday. I usually played mandolin, but I guess I'm the guitar player now if we decide to keep the circle going. Revelation says that we will sing a new song. Maybe there will be a great circle in Heaven.
He has a thick Appalachian accent and a magnificent beard. He is also married to Mary Eileen Ball.