Tom T. Hall Sings At Ralph Stanley Festival

Although he’s officially retired from performing, singer/songwriter Tom T. Hall made four guest appearances during Ralph Stanley ’s 31st annual Memorial Bluegrass Festival, held Thursday to Saturday (May 24-May 26), at the Hills of Home Park near Coeburn, Va. Hall appeared on Stanley’s twice-daily segments of the festival Thursday and Friday, each time singing "The Water Lily," a selection he recorded with Stanley for the Saturday Night & Sunday Morning album in 1993. During Hall’s Friday afternoon performance, he announced that it was his birthday, whereupon the crowd serenaded him by singing "Happy Birthday." Hall was born May 25, 1936. 05/29/01