If Ralph Lewis and his boys can’t make your heart smile and shed some stress… you’re in trouble!
MUCH to my surprise- I found out they watch this vlog!!! …that MADE MY DAY. Then they said, “kimberly we brought you a present….” as he pulled a baggie out from his jacket. Can I just tell you that when a musician from the mountains hands you a baggie, your mind could take that to another place. However, the only stinky thing in this bag was a “mess of” (southern measurement) Wild Ramps from their North Carolina Home. Now we all discussed what a ramp was closest too… and well, it’s a wild leek.
I was so happy… not since being a child in Mississippi, when Mr. Heyworth would knock on my Grandmother’s door and say “Mz E-ver” (that’s Miss Eva) got some watermelons out of the garden for your grand kids” Yeh, I was that happy… over what some would call a weed… (don;t go there again).
Ralph and his boys are such a blending of times. Ralph, a legendary banjo player who hung and played with Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt and Bill Monroe. His sons, a new generation of that earthy, American music that speaks to ALL.
I know what I fixed was not TRADITIONAL… in fact, they suggested cooking the Ramps up in “Hog Fat” adding potatoes and eggs. YUM!!! I want Breakfast at the Lewis house.